Robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) are set to shape innovation in the 21st Century, underpinning research in a wide range of challenging areas: the ageing population, efficient health care, safer transport, and secure energy. UK robotics innovation is taking centre stage this summer, with the announcement of a nationwide programme of exciting events for the 3rd annual UK Robotics Week (21st June – 29th June 2018).
To celebrate UK National Robotics Week, UCL Engineering will be offering a series of TechDays, Summer Challenges, Summer Schools, Coding Jams, Open Labs, Hackathons, cutting-edge robotics showcases and talks with creative technologists and experts for young people aged 5-19 years old. From building apps for robots to designing and making their own bio-inspired robot, building autonomous robots, developing games and websites to 3D printing, virtual reality and augmented reality activities, to coding with different programming languages, the week-long events and activities at UCL have it all!
Throughout the UK National Robotics Week at UCL, young people will be able to learn about the latest advaces in robotics as well as participate in activities, challenges and summer schools aimed at pushing the boundaries of what is possible with robotic technology. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the current state-of-the-art robotic technology, discuss the role of robots and artificial intelligence in our lives, and to inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers and designers.
For further information about all the activities planned for UK National Robotics Week at UCL, please check our website and social media at @UCLEngEdu. If you are a pupil, teacher or parent interested in attending any of the events and activities, please contact Dr Elpida Makrygianni at e(d0t)makriyannis(at)ucl(dot)ac(dot)uk