Abstract: Recent advances in technology both in hardware and soft-ware have fuelled visions of swarms of robots being sent to remote or hazardous environments in which they will need to survive over long periods of time.
One fully-funded, 4-year industry-sponsored studentship is available in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (http://www.edinburgh-robotics.org) starting September 2018.
There is a Journal Club meeting this Thursday at 6pm at the Forum, rm 4.31/33.
Chris will be presenting:
- Forbidden-region virtual fixtures from streaming point clouds. Fredrik Ryden and Howard Jay Chizeck (2012).
And Calum Imrie will be presenting:
- Path Planning based on Reaction-Diffusion Process. Alejandro Vazques-Otero, Jan Faigl and Alberto P. Munuzuri (2012).
Dr. Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor in the Department of Computing at the University of Bath will be hosting a seminar on Wednesday 30 May at 2pm in the Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University:
Date: Wednesday 30th May
Place: Robotarium, Earl Mountbatten Building, Heriot-Watt University
Speaker: Joanna Bryson, Associate Professor in the Department of Computing at the University of Bath.
Title: Why robots must be property
Dr. Filippo Cavallo with be hosting a joint seminar with University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. The dates and times are as follows:
Date: Monday 11th June
Place: Room G.07, Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Date: Wednesday 13th June
Place: Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar joined a panel of Scottish leaders at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 16th May in a discussion exploring the aspirations for Scotland in 2030.
During the event, run by Scotland’s Futures Forum and the RSE’s Young Academy of Scotland, a video and engagement project to explore people’s hopes and fears about the changes that would face the country in the coming decades.
Scotland’s Futures Forum and the RSE’s Young Academy of Scotland will launch a video and engagement project to explore people’s aspirations for Scotland in 2030.
#OurFutureScotland challenges everyone – from the First Minister and other party leaders, to leading business and technology figures, and award-winning authors and artists – to consider the kind of country they want Scotland to be in the future.
Sending your robot to Mars? List of things to pack
Robotics are changing the way we work, play and explore. In his talk, Sethu explores some daring ideas that are both out of this world and have a profound impact on our daily lives – ideas that would have been considered impossible just a decade ago but are now critical to the very survival of our race. Ideas that are being enabled through cutting-edge developments in robotics and artificial intelligence.