Supporting the gas industry since 1863
Date8th December 2016
Time17:00 - 19:00
VenueUniversity of Leeds
Price Free (Members) Free (Non-Members)
All prices exclude VAT

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Contact Details:

Wez Little, 07792 894540, Alec Breen, 07736629087,

A North East and Yorkshire Section event
About The Event
The Future of Robotics

The University of Leeds is undertaking a £4.3m project to develop small robots to identify problems with utility pipes, street lights and roads and fix them with minimal environmental impact and disruption to the public. Known as Fire and Forget, where researchers will develop robots that will inspect, repair, meter and report on live utility pipes

The university hosts the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) National Facility for Innovative Robotics Systems consisting of start of the art manufacturing equipment with the aim of creating robots of the future.  The university also leads an EPSRC funded ‘Grand Challenge’ that has the vision of for zero disruption from street works by 2035 through the use of minimally invasive autonomous inspection and repair robots underground in pipes, ground robots and aerial robotics.   

You will be able to tour the robots facility equipment (For example, an objet1000 large multi-material 3D printer that can print objects 1m in size, and a Synova water and laser cutting machine) and see robots including the ‘Djedi robot’ that explored the great pyramid of Giza, Egypt; robots used for 3D printing; and medical robotics designed for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.  

17:00 arrival for refreshments including buffet.

The event will take place in Room 153a, located on the 1st Floor, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds.

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