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Come and meet us at the Bristol Mini Maker Faire on 22 August 2015

Would you like to chat with someone via a robot?

Man speaking to Nao robot

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Being There lab summary

A summary of the wonderful lab event held at Watershed is documented on storify.  You can also view several videos which feature ideas formed during the lab on our Being There YouTube channel.



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Being There Lab Day Four

Today was the final day of the lab. The groups continued developing their prototypes and some new ideas were investigated. In the afternoon, we invited Pervasive Media Studio residents to an informal sharing of prototypes and ideas.
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Being There Lab Day Three

Today the groups have been exploring and developing their ideas further and rapid prototyping. So far there is; a beetle-like flailing robot, invitations for colour play in public space, a game using indoor localisation technology, and badges displaying pulse. Tomorrow the groups will present their prototypes in an informal sharing in the Pervasive Media Studio.
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Being There Lab Day Two

Today, the participants returned to the brief; to make something in prototype using University of Oxford’s indoor localisation technology or to make something using public space / uncontrolled space. Some people expressed areas of interest and these were used to form working groups.
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Being There Lab Day One

Today is the first of a four-day lab at Watershed bringing together the academic and artistic teams to work collaboratively to explore public space and localisation technology.
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Thought-controlled robots could immerse paralysed people in the physical world

This article in Horizon, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine, explains how European scientists are creating new virtual reality systems that are so good they can fool people into believing they’re real, and the results are offering new ways to interact with the physical world.  Read more >>>

Image courtesy Mel Slater/VERE


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Designing and Evaluating Social Robots for Public Settings

Our project is organising a workshop at IROS2015. The call for papers is now open.

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