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  • UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit is a Centre of Excellence


    Groundbreaking research, innovative practical projects and world class postgraduate programmes have won the UWE Bristol Science Communication Unit (SCU) recognition as a Centre of Excellence.

  • Academy Award for Walking with Robots programme


    Academics from the University of the West of England have won a top accolade for their work on a project to enable the public to engage with advanced robotics. Walking with Robots has been run by a team made up of Professor Alan Winfield, Dr Karen Bultitude and Dr Claire Rocks (University of the West of England), Professor Noel Sharkey (University of Sheffield) and Professor Owen Holland (University of Sussex). The team will receive The Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal at the Academy Awards Dinner at London's Guildhall on Monday 7 June [2010] from Academy President Lord Browne of Madingley.

  • Young people share views in Parliament on robotics


    A cohort of young people from across the UK will visit the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 9 March 2010 to talk about the future of robotics at a specially convened Parliamentary Seminar.

  • UWE leads first robot festival in Manchester this weekend


    Walking with robots, 24 to 27 October 2009 various venues around Manchester Robotics experts from the University of the West of England are working with top robotics experts from around the UK to put on the first ever UK Robot Festival. The Robot Festival 'Walking with Robots' is being held during the Manchester Science Festival this weekend 24 to 27 October 2009 at various venues around the city.

  • Robots will change the world, but how?


    Professor Alan Winfield of the University of the West of England (UWE) will address this and other key questions in his new role as a Senior Media Fellow for EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

  • Bristol teens explore future impact of robots


    Robotic Visions
    Wednesday 8 July 2009
    Explore-At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol

    Young people and teenagers from Bristol and the surrounding area are being offered an exciting opportunity to explore their visions of the future, particularly in relation to the roles that robots will play. Working with robotics experts and science communicators from Explore-At-Bristol, the project aims to provide a unique platform for a two-way discussion and debate between young people and robotics researchers.

  • Making science fun for everyone


    It is critical that researchers working on cutting edge projects that impact on our daily lives learn how to communicate sometimes complicated new ideas and discoveries in an accessible way. This activity, known as public engagement, is now seen as an important component in science research dissemination to inform and broaden public awareness and understanding.

  • UWE leads 'Visions conference' in London


    Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December 2007
    The Royal Academy of Engineering
    'Robots – by their future masters'

    A group of thirty students from South London will have the chance this week to explore their aspirations for the future and the part robots will play in it, in a unique 'Visions Conference' at the Royal Academy of Engineering on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 December 2007. The event is organised by Science Communicators from the University of the West of England (UWE) with the London Engineering Project and the Royal Academy of Engineering. The event will bring together post-16 students from several London schools.

  • Bristol's universities take lead in public engagement


    The University of Bristol and the University of the West of England have jointly won a £2 million bid to set up and operate a new National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.

  • Public engagement with robotic technologies


    The Science Communication Unit at the University of the West of England are embarking on a new research project investigating public attitudes towards robotics. The project will critically examine strategies for public engagement with robotics technologies utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods. It aims to explore attitudes held by different publics to both robotics and engagement. Using Walking with Robots engagements as a starting point, Talking Robots will look in detail at how people frame their understanding of robots and examine the engagement process using a mixture of observations and interviews.

  • Exclusive party to launch 'Walking with Robots'


    Possibly the largest ever gathering of humans and robots will take place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place in London on Monday 23 October 2006. This unusual get together will launch 'Walking with Robots' a nation-wide programme involving eight UK Universities all of whom have world class robotics-researchers. Each researcher has to bring a friend, but it can't be a human.

  • UWE is leading the post '92 universities...


    ..for engineering and physical sciences research

    The University of the West of England is leading the post-92 universities in research in the Physical Sciences and Engineering as judged by the number of current research projects receiving EPSRC awards. The University currently has awards from the EPSRC totalling £3.4 million.

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