Aberystwyth Robotics Week 2020

Four-wheel pioneer robot driving along a running track

20-26th June, 2020

We are celebrating UK Robotics Week with a range of online events and activities for all ages throughout the week.

Update

We hope you enjoyed the various events run during robotics week.  If you missed any of them, or would like to revisit, they will remain online for you to watch.  Links provided below.

Overview

For UK Robotics Week, we are planning a week-long programme of events that celebrate Aberystwyth University's research and outreach work in robotics.

DayEvent
Saturday Beach Lab
Sunday  
Monday Evening of Robotics
Tuesday  
Wednesday 3D design workshop
Thursday Electronics workshop
Friday Robots pub quiz - not recorded, interactive quiz to appear here

Crafts available all week.  A fun quiz about robots for all the family will be hosted on the Friday.  Questions will cover fictional and real robots, as well as some of the robots showcased at Beachlab!  Sign up below for more information and links to the events held online.

Creative Competitions

Short Story

(400 words)

Write a short story on one of the following topics:

  • Living in the future with robots
  • An adventure with a robot
  • My friend is a robot

Design a Robot

(A4/A3)

Create a poster displaying your design for a robot with a brief description of its skills. For example, your robot could be:
  • An outdoor robot
  • A space robot
  • A companion robot

Rules

All entries must include Name, Age, and email contact.

Prizes will be awarded in the following age categories:

  • Under 5 yrs old
  • 5-7 yrs old
  • 8-10 yrs old
  • 11-13 yrs old
  • 14-16 yrs old
  • 17+ yrs old

Submit your Work

To enter the Short Story and Design Competition, you should email your story or poster (as a PDF) to roboticsweek@aber.ac.uk by DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 7TH JUNE 

Winners will be announced at Beach Lab on Saturday 20th June 2020

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Beach Lab

Date: 20/06/20 11:00-16:00

LocationYoutube Live

 

 

 

Spend the day at the virtual beach with the robots and humans from the Aberystwyth Robotics Club!

 

Evening of Robotics

Date: 22/06/2020, from 4pm

Location: Online, Please sign up for link below.

Bio-inspired Robotics

An evening of talks discussing the latest research in bio-inspired robotics at Aberystwyth University with an opportunity to ask questions.

Key speakers include:

 

Dr Patricia Shaw

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Her interests are in modelling how children learn on a robotic platform.  In particular constructing longitudinal models of learning and investigating how play can be used as a mechanism for discovering new knowledge.

 

 

Dr Myra Wilson

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Her interets are in Swarm Robotics and Evolutionary AI techniques, in particular modelling the behaviour of various insects for developing ad-hoc network communications systems.

 

Other speakers to be announced.

 

Workshops

Register on the form below.

Workshop 1: 3D Model Design

Date: Wednesday 24/06/2020, 4-6pm

Location: Online, register below

This workshop will introduce you to an online tool for creating your own 3D models on TinkerCAD as well as the world of 3D printing.  Follow along live to make your own models and ask questions.

No prior experience necessary, sign up on the expression of interest form.

 

Workshop 2: Electronic Circuits

Date: Thursday 25/06/2020, 4-6pm

Location: Online, register below

This workshop will use TinkerCAD Circuits to introduce some simple electronics building up to make your own robot this is programmable.

No prior experience necessary, sign up on the expression of interest form.  It is not necessary to have also attended workshop 1.

 

Robot Craft

Date: Available all week

LocationOnline

 

Craft your own model robot from whatever parts you can find around the house, e.g. paper, pens, and craft supplies.

Examples, templates and demonstrations available from the link above for robotics week.