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Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design

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Althoefer gives a keynote on Soft Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery and other Human-robot Interaction Applications at INRIA, France

Prof Kaspar Althoefer gave a keynote presentation on Soft Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery and other Human-robot Interaction Applications at the Soft Robotics Days (JRS2019-Journées Robotique Souple), in Lille, France - https://jrs2019.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3, organised by INRIA, the French national research institute for the ... [more]

Professor Kaspar Althoefer gives a keynote presentation at the annual Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC)

Prof Kaspar Althoefer gave a keynote presentation on "Soft Robotics – at the intersection of physical interaction and perception" at the 11th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC) in Colchester on 20 September 2019, https://ceec.uk/ceec19/keynote-speakers-2/. Prof Althoefer reported on the most recent advancements in soft robotics and soft ... [more]

Professor Althoefer gives an invited talk on "Inflatable, stiffness controllable robots" at Sorbonne

Professor Kaspar Althoefer gave an invited talk on "Inflatable, stiffness controllable robots: Applications in Human-Robot Interaction" at the Hand Dexterity Workshop, at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), Sorbonne Univerity, Paris (http://www.isir.upmc.fr/?lang=en). The event took place on 28 November 2019. Presentations by ... [more]

Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding

A team from Queen Mary has been awarded funding to develop technology to capture energy from waves at sea. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) will grant £461,345 to the team from the School of Engineering and Materials Science to develop an adaptive hierarchical model predictive control framework for wave energy converters (WECs). ... [more]

New video report on soft robotics for keyhole surgery

Breaking news on the EU robotics project STIFF-FLOP Research on soft robotics for keyhole surgery by Professor Althoefer, head of Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is highlighted in the new TechRepublic video on '5 things to know about soft robotics': 1. It doesn't mean pillows. 2. Search and rescue. 3. Medicine. (STIFF-FLOP features ... [more]

QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) has been awarded a £1m grant to help set-up a world-leading centre of excellence for nuclear robotics in the UK. ARQ is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary research centre, bringing Queen Mary robotics activities under one roof. ARQ's activities span across the School of ... [more]

Mexican solar steam project wins funding

A revolutionary solar thermal technology is to be tested in Mexico, thanks to funding secured by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and industry partner Larkfleet Ltd. The funding, provided by Innovate UK, the Newton Fund and the National Science and Technology Council in Mexico (CONACYT) will allow an already ... [more]