PhD students working on robot simulation, manipulation and learning

Visit the Department of Computing for an insight into their fascinating work in robotics and artificial intelligence

All alumni are invited to drop in to a series of demonstrations hosted by the Department of Computing. From robotics to AI, brainwaves to audio insights, discover some of the fascinating work taking place across the department.

Demonstrations take place between 13.00 - 15.00 on Saturday 18 June. There's no need to register, just turn up at the building entrance and a volunteer from the department will be waiting to take you to the demo. Both the ACEX and Huxley buildings can be found at A2 on the campus map.

Demonstrations taking place

Teaching a robot from human demonstrations

In the Robot Learning Lab, we study how to use machine learning for robots, a new field known as robot learning. But how do we collect the data to train our robots? Our solution is to use human demonstrations: we physically move the robot to demonstrate the task, and then the robot can autonomously learn the task thereafter. Come to our lab to see some of the everyday tasks that our robot can learn!

Venue: ACEX building, room 366

Can your brain 'wave'?

Can your brainwaves be used to identify the movements of your limbs? Can they be converted into digital commands? And can we use them to interact with virtual environments using only our thoughts? Come and help our researchers to find out! We will record your brainwaves with a wearable EEG device while you engage in some simple tasks. This would include real and imagined movements and a game which you can control with your movements. Children are welcome to watch but due to health and safety regulations only over-18s can use the wearable device, but fear not it's still very cool to see!

Venue: Huxley Building, room 307

Learning algorithms for damage recovery and versatility

Robots have the potential to deliver tremendous benefits to society, but they currently only operate in well-controlled environments, like factories or warehouses. One of the main reasons for that is that engineers and developers cannot anticipate all the situations that the robots will face when operating in an uncontrolled environment. In the Adaptive & Intelligent Robotics Lab, we develop machine learning algorithms that enable robots to autonomously adapt to new and unforeseen situations. Come to see how machine learning can change the capabilities of robots in the near future.

Venue: DoC Robot Area (Roderic Hill 177)

COVID-19 detection from respiratory audio using AI

Join us as we explore the lessons learnt and an outlook for the future of Intelligent Digital Health.

Venue: Huxley Building, room 418

Secrets your voice reveals

Your voice is your greatest tool, but be careful as it holds many of our secrets! This demo will be looking into what information can be detected from your voice and how with privacy preserving voice conversion we can hide it.

Venue: Huxley Building, room 418

Multispectral lightstage

Join us to learn more about facial appearance capture for Hollywood and beyond.

Venue: Huxley Building, room 220