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ArtBots 2011, the Robot Talent Show

Ghent, Belgium 7-9 October 2011 – SADBot is a robot that loves the summer and long sunny days. He uses the energy from the sun to make drawings. Spectators can influence the activity level and the direction of the pen by changing the amount of sunlight. SADBot goes to sleep when it gets dark.

Posted by nik on Monday, 3 October, 2011 /

KASPAR to make an appearance at science festival

"KASPAR, a child-sized robot designed specifically for human-robot interaction, has been taught to name objects by using similar mechanisms that human infants use to understand object names. Dr Joe Saunders and Dr Kheng Lee Koay, part of the University’s School of Computer Science, have created KASPAR to show the team’s world leading research into developing robots as social companions. KASPAR will take part in the exhibition at the Manchester Science Festival on October 26 and 27."
Posted by nik on Sunday, 25 October, 2009 /


Hi, my name is Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (just call me Alex) and I've been invited to blog here by and add to the general conversations around the Lirec project. I thought I would start this thread by introducing myself and what I'll be contributing to the online presence of the project.
Posted by nik on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 /

COSMOS wins the freestyle category of RobotChallenge 2009

The balancing platform prototype from WRUT won first place in the freestyle category of the recent RobotChallenge in Vienna.

You can find an earlier video of COSMOS in action here.

Posted by nik on Thursday, 7 May, 2009 /
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