Bayes Centre Tour: Meet the Robots

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics are involved in world leading research on robots for human assistance. For one day only we opened our laboratory to adults and children to discover cutting-edge robotic research, meet humanoid robots and learn the ways robots can assist humans.

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Edinburgh Science Festival

14 April 2023

Robotics is playing a crucial role in helping people live better and more comfortable lives – from assistive co-workers in the factories of the future to human in the loop support and assisted rehabilitation for the elderly and people with injury or stroke. The Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control Lab (SLMC) at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics opened their laboratories to the public to showcase some of the cutting-edge research platforms to inform and engage the visitors about the best ways to deliver human-centric assistance and effective human robot collaborations. 

The interactive tour included 

  • Exoskeletons – worn by an individual who is elderly or disabled to assist them in standing up or moving from one area to another.
  • Talos – advanced full-size humanoid designed to perform complex tasks in research and industrial settings.
  • EVA – dual-arm humanoid torso with an omnidirectional mobile base that can safely navigate an environment while manipulating and interacting with a human.
  • Dual Arm Telepresence Platform with Haptic Interface – Operated through a haptic dual-arm six-axis haptic interface to teleoperate from remote locations.

With over 120 visitors, both adults and children were given the opportunity to learn more about the world of robotics. 


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