News archive for April 2022

Avatar XPrize Finalists

Dr Vladimir Ivan and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar are members of the AvatarX team lead by Touchlab which recently qualified for the finals of the Avatar XPRIZE.

Fifteen teams from eight countries have been selected by the Avatar XPRIZE judging panel to advance to the final, which is due to be held later in the USA in 2022.

BBC Reporting Scotland broadcast with Professor Sethu Vijayakumar

A team of eight British Sign Language and Tech experts have created 500 words and phrases to help members of the deaf community access education and jobs in Computer Science. BBC Scotland visited the University of Edinburgh Robotic Labs to look at the positive impact this will have on our future generations.

Link to the BBC Scotland interview with Professor Vijayakumar can be found here

Student trip to Firbush

A group of CDT RAS students have just returned from two action packed days at the University of Edinburgh’s Firbush Outdoor Centre near Killin. After packed lunch on arrival at Firbush, the Firbush staff briefed everyone about the site and the activities. In the afternoon students spilt into two groups.  One went kayaking, starting with a trip up the loch, and finishing with kayak games in the harbour. The other group was paddle boarding and went for a trip in the opposite direction, finishing off with some challenges on the paddle boards.