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  • Demystifying robotics

    26/01/2012

    Six groups of students from UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol have created a series of exciting prototypes to engage the next generation in robotics.

  • Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design

    20/01/2012

    The Etruscan shrew, one of the world's tiniest mammals, measuring around 4 centimetres long, is the inspiration for a ground-breaking new robot developed to use sophisticated whiskers to find its way around.

    The Shrewbot is the latest in a series of robots which use 'active touch' rather than vision to navigate their environment.

  • UWE Bristol project to empower individual health awareness

    12/12/2011

    A pilot project being carried out by UWE Bristol with At-Bristol uses new technology to empower individuals to monitor their own health and environment to help them better understand their own health issues

  • Could 'wee-power' be the future of electricity generation?

    08/11/2011

    Scientists at UWE Bristol have published the world's first research paper on work that tested the viability of urine as a potential fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) in order to directly produce electricity.

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

    08/11/2011

    Bristol Robotics Laboratory, Bristol, UK (a research partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol) announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, Senior Research Fellow, (UWE Bristol) will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Urine-tricity: Electricity from urine”.

  • After-school robotics club wins Universities South West award for UWE graduate

    18/10/2011

    Robotics graduate Zan Nadeem from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious regional enterprise competition with her idea to provide after-school robotics clubs and workshops for pupils aged 10 -15 years.

  • UWE Bristol supports plans for region's University Technical College

    10/10/2011

    UWE Bristol is helping City of Bristol College with the plans for a University Technical College (UTC), which have been given the go-ahead to progress to the next stage. The UTC, which is proposed to be known as Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, plans to offer up to 600 students from the age of 14 an innovative approach to learning through full-time study linked to real projects.

  • UWE brings together world leading experts in bio-sensing technology to Amsterdam

    03/10/2011

    Amsterdam will be the focus for the international bio-sensing technology community in October when the University of the West of England's, Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST) and scientific publisher, Elsevier host the '2nd International Conference on Bio-sensing Technology' (10-12 October 2011).

  • David Willetts meets RoboThespian™ at UWE

    26/09/2011

    The Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willetts, dropped in on the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England today [26 September 2011] where he was greeted by a robot called RoboThespian™.

  • Call for UK and international entries for FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012

    06/09/2011

    Robots playing football and basketball, climbing, or running a marathon will all be on display at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup in Bristol from 20-25 August 2012. This is the first time the RoboWorld Cup has been held in the UK.

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Professor Leon Chua

    25/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Leon Chua in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of nonlinear circuit theory, cellular neural networks and memristors.

  • Magical musical gloves make debut at TED Edinburgh

    08/07/2011

    Imogen Heap will quite literally have an audience eating out of the palm of her hand when she takes to the stage next week at the TED conference Edinburgh, to perform with her 'magical musical gloves' which have been developed by Dr Tom Mitchell, a lecturer and researcher from the University of the West of England.

  • UWE student wins RSA prize for innovative toaster design

    04/07/2011

    A student from the University of the West of England has won a prestigious RSA Student Design Award prize, ‘the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Award' of £700 for an innovative take on the humble toaster.

    James Eelbeck is in his final year of the Product Design Technology course at UWE and has won the award for his design called ‘Love Toast'. The category brief was ‘Make something disappear: use design to eliminate waste, overproduction or excessive consumption'.

  • Year 12s get their hands on Bloodhound SSC at UWE

    30/06/2011

    Around 40 Year 12 students from across the UK will be among the first UK teenagers to see close up the latest developments on the groundbreaking Bloodhound SSC project in Bristol.

    Bloodhound SSC is a UK-led internationally renowned engineering initiative which aims to achieve 1000mph land speed record. The current land speed record, held by a British team, is 763mph.

  • UWE links with US university to encourage STEM take-up

    28/06/2011

    The University of the West of England is linking with prestigious Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US to strengthen the recruitment of underrepresented students particularly to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). The project will also encourage and share best practice between the institutions in this area.

    UWE has been awarded a prestigious British Council Connect UK-US grant to deliver the project with CMU.

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