Building your own soft robots can be a daunting task for someone just setting out. Even after building the robot you still need to sort out control systems and software to get it working. Our work on open-source tools for soft robotics is paving the way for the easy adoption of soft robotics by those… Continue reading Unlocking the Potential of Soft Robotics with the Robotic Operating System
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR) hosted its first European Robotics League for Service Robots (ERL-SR). The competition took place in Heriot-Watt University’s custom-built living laboratory. I volunteered to be part of the refereeing team. Hosting the competition was a great chance to find out more about the technical requirements, time commitments and the intensity of… Continue reading European Robotics League for Service Robots
Vibhav Bharti, James Horn and I travelled to the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s headquarters in London to represent the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at their recent Festival of Engineering. The IET headquarters are very beautiful, with a statue of Faraday on the outside and a modern LED display in the inner lobby which contrasts… Continue reading IET ENGFEST
Why is gender diversity in robotics important? It’s an issue that is very personal to me as a woman in STEM. I’m hoping to use this blog post to reach out to women to join me, layout some reasons why I think robotics could be a great career for you and highlight why the industry… Continue reading Why should women choose a career in Robotics?
Writes James Garforth After an amazing experience volunteering at the Edinburgh International Science Festival last year, I decided that for 2016 I would put together an event of my own. I contacted the EISF, met with them to discuss what was involved, got the approval of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics executive board and set… Continue reading Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at the Science Festival
Introduction Over the summer and early fall of last year (2014) I got the opportunity to use a cluster to run some of my experiments for my master’s thesis. The experiments revolved around collecting performance metrics for varies benchmarks as part of a comparison between two different types of multi-threaded platform agnostic programming languages. The… Continue reading Using the Robotarium Cluster: Part 1
Writes Jonathan Bowles Hello and welcome to the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics student blog! My name’s Jonathan and I’m one of the first-year (Masters level) students in the centre. I want to talk to you about my experiences of the programme so far, my research project and why I think Edinburgh is a great place… Continue reading Why I chose the Robotics CDT