UK Festival of Robotics – The MiRo Maze
UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems network (UK-RAS), in partnership with the University of Sheffield, Cyberselves and Consequential Robotics, are proud to bring you The MiRo Maze as part of the UK-RAS Festival of Robotics .
What it is?
The MiRo Maze is a new experience in telepresence robotics from Cyberselves, a company developing innovative new software for robotics and education. Initially designed as part of their Cyberselves Roadshow, users can take control of a small robot in an immersive, engaging way using a virtual reality headset. Users will see the world from the robot’s eyes, as if they themselves were the robot, and try to navigate their way through the maze.
Cyberselves have teamed up with Consequential Robotics to deliver the telepresence experience through MiRo, Consequential’s biomimetic robot. MiRo-E’s friendly pet-like appearance makes it the perfect social companion, but it is also a sophisticated and technically advanced platform that has many other application in education and research.
The Maze and telepresence more generally are part of wider research partnerships and collaborations between Cyberselves and Sheffield Robotics in the areas of psychology, cobotics, haptics, and creating robots for human workplaces.
Who is it for?
The MiRo Maze is a fun and engaging experience for children and adults alike. It introduces users to ideas and issues in and around robotics, AI, human-robot interaction, virtual reality, and a future of work where robots and variable autonomy are commonplace. Cyberselves staff and University of Sheffield robotics researchers will be on-hand to discuss these issues and more with audiences.
How do I take part?
To take part in MiRo Maze for Festival of Robotics , all you need is an internet connection and a browser. The Maze will be hosted at the Diamond at the University of Sheffield.
This event is part of the UK-RAS Network Festival of Robotics (#RobotFest), a 7-day programme of events, competitions and activities for robot-lovers of all ages. The UK Festival of Robotics replaces the long-running and popular UK Robotics Week event.
You can find out more about the UK Festival of Robotics by visiting the UK-RAS website: https://www.ukras.org/robotics-festival/or following UKRobotics on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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