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Robots for Real: What will they be doing for you?

This talk is aimed at families and is suitable for children 7+

Date: Sat 17th Oct
Time: 11.30am-12.30am
Format: Talk
Location: Woods-Scawen, Warwick Arts Centre
Price: Free
Science fiction robots such as R2-D2 in Star Wars and Disney Pixar's WALL-E live long in our memory and are accepted as part of our future. Past futurologists predicted that by the 21st century we would have these robots helping us with our daily chores. However, only until recently are we are now starting to see real robots outside our factories, despite them working hard inside our factories for the past 30 or more years. So what would a robot really be able to do for you in the future?

Session leader: Emma Rushforth
Emma is a senior teaching fellow in the International Manufacturing Centre, in WMG at the University of Warwick. She educates about 180 students a year on Robotics. She is also director of Warwick Mobile Robotics where they aim to push forward robotics technology for the good of humanity including a student led team developing a robot for search and rescue operations. She received her PhD from Loughborough University in Mechatronics and has worked in several manufacturing companies as a design engineer dealing with aerospace, machine tools, automation and robotics before Warwick. She is on the council of the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) for education and training.