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The School of Sciences of UCLan Cyprus to take part in the Robot Lab Live Virtual Event

The School of Sciences at UCLan Cyprus is excited to announce that in collaboration with the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR), Industry and Innovation Research Institute, at Sheffield Hallam University we will be taking part in the upcoming Robot Lab Live virtual event organised by the EPSRC UKRAS network.

Participating in the Robot Lab Live will enable to demonstrate the research and innovation work we are currently doing in collaboration with the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR), which is part of Sheffield Robotics, a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield. Sheffield Robotics is recognised as one of the leading robotics centres in the UK and world-wide. Participating in this event provides the opportunity to showcase our involvement in the development and implementation of the immersive components and features of the project, and how we converge multidisciplinary research fields and cutting-edge technologies to create new knowledge.

Participating in this prestigious festival will contribute towards raising awareness of the project in the UK and internationally.

This event will be featuring 16 of the UK’s top robotics research groups showing off cutting-edge robots and autonomous systems simultaneously on YouTube! CARR is part of Sheffield Robotics, that is one of the UK’s largest and most innovative robotics group! https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sheffieldrobotics

Each team will show-off their cutting-edge robots and autonomous systems simultaneously to live audiences on YouTube. You can flick between different demos running during the two-hour livestream, ask questions and interact with the research teams in the chat.

Don’t miss this flagship event of the UK Festival of Robotics 2021 that will take place tomorrow 23/6 at 6pm CY time!

Dr Louis Nisiotis from the Computing team at School of Sciences together with Dr Lyuba Alboul (Senior Research Fellow and Mobile Robotics Lab manager at CARR and a lecturer at the Department of Engineering and Mathematics) and her research team, will demonstrate the Virtual Museum of Robotics, a system that seamlessly blends the real with digital worlds using Virtual Reality and Robots. In this environment, users can see the digital twin of the Robot Fetch, a real robot physically placed at Sheffield Hallam University, interact with it, and see the real world through its eyes in VR!

Dr Nisiotis further explains that “in this project, we are collaborating with internationally recognised researchers from CARR that is well known for its research in Robotics, focussing on research in innovation and application of immersive technologies (Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality) in convergence with Robots and Social Networks to create new types of digital realities. We are aiming to develop intelligent immersive systems that blend the real with virtual worlds interactively, influenced by its users, robots, real and artificial agents and elements.”

You can click here to see the official teaser video of our demonstration

The event will be broadcasted through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Wwwu6fDrc&ab_channel=UKRobotics