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11/27/2018 11:24:40 AM

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Autonomous Operation of Earth-moving Trucks from Drones demonstration at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event 2017
A drone system to monitor and autonomously direct trucks around obstacles was demonstrated by a team from the University of Leeds as part of the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event that took place on 27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. The event was part of the UK Robotics Week 2017 and showcased the current state-of-the-art of robotics for infrastructure through a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. The event brought together over 80 academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders to explore the use of robotics in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Here Dr Bilal Kaddouh explains how their drone system works, what inspired it and the value of attending the Robotics Challenge Event.
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8/11/2017 1:16:42 PM
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Beyond the traditional- Data Science for official statistics
University of Leeds
2/22/2018 2:59:41 PM
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Car availability - new insights into model specification and selection for composite marginal likelihood estimation
Car availability - new insights into model specification and selection for composite marginal likelihood estimation. Presentation by Dr Romain Crastes for the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) Seminar Series: www.its.leeds.ac.uk/about/events/seminar-series Abstract: This presentation investigates the determinants of car availability in Germany using a unique life course calendar data-set that covers 27 years of data. Modelling car availability over the life course requires to account for spurious state dependence (\emph{i.e.} autocorrelation of the errors). The dimension of integration increases with the number of time periods considered which rules out Maximum Simulated Likelihood (MSL) estimation techniques. An alternative is to use the Composite Marginal Likelihood (CML) inference approach, which replaces high-dimensional integrals by a compounding of bivariate probabilities. The current paper delves into the issue of how to form and select CML functions. Indeed, CML is a flexible tool and different pairs of bivariate margins can be used, leading to different results. The typical approach consists in using the pairing combinations of temporally close choice situations. In this paper, we suggest instead to use randomly selected pairs for each individual. We estimate a series of autoregressive random effects ordered probit models built from both close and random pairs and compare the results obtained using various goodness-of-fit indicators. Our results suggest that random pairs provide better fit and are computationally much less burdensome. These promising results also allow us to unravel the important role played by spurious state dependence in car availability across the life course. Delivered as part of the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) Seminar Series: www.its.leeds.ac.uk/about/events/seminar-series
Institute for Transport Studies
11/20/2017 1:38:56 PM
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Developing Interdisciplinary Research into Practice for the Resolution of Transport Inequalities in Global South Cities by Prof Karen Lucas
This seminar was delivered as part of the Institute for Transport Studies research seminar series. The presentation describes the networking activities and key findings of a GCRF sponsored project, which purposefully draws together academics, policymakers and practitioners to transcend the hitherto ‘siloed’ transport planning and development studies domains. The INTALInC (International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities) project seeks to promote ‘research into practice’ to highlights the transport and mobility needs of urban poor and socially vulnerable populations in Global South cities and to identify more effective solutions for meeting their travel needs. The eight deliberative workshops that formed the backbone of the research process have identified that women, children, older people and people with disabilities are the most severely affected by transport poverty. Overwhelmingly, the urban poor rely on walking as their main mode of transport, often travelling long distances to get from the peripheral urban slums where they live to their employment and other activities in the city centre. Badly designed transport infrastructures combined with high-levels of largely unregulated traffic expose them to numerous safety and health risks. Their restricted accessibility to job, markets, education, healthcare and other welfare activities severely reduces their livelihoods and life chances. These wider social consequences of inequitable and unsustainable transport systems in Global South cities have been largely ignored by transport planners and social policy professional alike.
University of Leeds
11/1/2018 10:55:46 AM
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Developing travel behaviour models using mobile phone data by Andrew Bwambale
This presentation was delivered as part of the Institute for Transport Studies research seminar series. Mobile phone data has recently emerged as a very promising source of data for developing mobility models. Previous transport applications of mobile phone data have however focused primarily on extracting travel patterns and trends. This research aims to extend the application of mobile phone data to mainstream travel behaviour modelling and policy analysis by augmenting the data with information from other sources. This comes along with significant challenges arising from the anonymous and noisy nature of the data. Consequently, novel modelling frameworks have been developed in the context of trip generation, route choice and departure time choice modelling to address these challenges. These have been tested using different types of mobile phone data from Switzerland, Senegal and Bangladesh, providing us with rich insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the different data types. In all the cases, the model estimation results are consistent with the expected travel behaviour. Moreover, validation exercises with respect to hold-out samples and/or valuation metrics from other sources (such as the value of travel time) produce satisfactory results, thereby demonstrating the potential of mobile phone data for transport policy analysis. The findings are expected to be useful to transport practitioners - particularly those working in contexts where traditional data sources for transport modelling are scarce.
University of Leeds
11/12/2018 10:54:02 AM
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iPhone dunk shows the magic of "wet" computing
New liquid-cooled Iceotope computer servers installed at the University of Leeds cuts energy used for cooling Internet servers by more than 80 percent. The whirring fans of traditional computers are replaced by the barely-audible trickle of liquid. The heat released can be piped out to radiators to warm a building. The developers say it could revolutionise the energy-hungry data centres that form the fabric of our online lives.But don't we all know that liquid and electronics don't mix? Dr Jon Summers, from the University of Leeds' School of Mechanical Engineering, shows what happens when you put an iPhone in a beaker of the secret ingredient: 3M (TM) Novec (TM) liquid. For more details on the Iceotope Servers at Leeds see: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3374/ WARNING: The phone experiment shown in this video is intended to demonstrate the special qualities of the liquid used in the Iceotope server. Putting an electronic device in liquid can cause problems other than a short circuit. Liquid is likely to be trapped and may affect the functionality of the device (eg. screen dimming or ghosting, speaker problems).
Dr Jon Summers
2/26/2013 1:25:00 PM
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Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy Centre
Professor Rik Brydson explains the purpose of the centre, the instruments it contains and how the centre is used for research.
Professor Rik Brydson
11/13/2013 11:20:00 AM
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Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence fellow Bee Bond talks about her project so far.
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12/14/2016 2:31:04 PM
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Leeds Migration Research Network Launch Event: Professor Bridget Anderson Keynote address
Professor Bridget Anderson (COMPAS) gives the keynote address and answers questions at the launch of the Leeds Migration Research Network, 9th June, 2016. Professor Adrian Favell (Sociology and Social Policy) chairs the event, and there is an introductory address by PVC Professor David Hogg.
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9/2/2016 11:22:03 AM
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LIDA Seminar: Beyond the traditional- Data Science for official statistics
University of Leeds
2/22/2018 2:59:41 PM
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LIDA Seminar: Big Data and Spatial Disadvantage
Dr Sandy Tubeuf – Evaluating neighbourhood based policies using Secondary Data: the Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder Programme Dr Stephen Clark – A spatial microsimulation using England and Wales Census and English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) data to estimate sub-regional morbidities for the over 50 year olds Prof Robert Tanton – Measuring and Modelling spatial disadvantage
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11/3/2016 11:52:47 AM
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LIDA Seminar: Big data to improve cardiovascular health: Hype or reality?
This seminar was chaired by Dr Chris Gale, Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Health Sciences and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist. First talk given by Dr Marlous Hall: "#datasaveslives: Examples from the UK's national register of acute myocardial infarction". Second talk given by Miss T. Bernadette Dondo: "Beta blocker use and mortality among hospital survivors of acute myocardial infarction: a nationwide cohort study". Main talk given by Professor Kazem Rahimi: "The hype or reality of big data to improve cardiovascular health".
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1/24/2017 3:24:34 PM
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LIDA Seminar: DAGS for causal Inference
University of Leeds
3/8/2018 2:54:06 PM
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LSSI Impact Acceleration Account Showcase - Impact Showcase
The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) Impact Acceleration Account Showcase was held on 21st February 2018. The LSSI has supported over 40 impact-related projects through its Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which is funded by the University and aligned to the ESRC IAA. The objective of this event was to provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of the impact that social sciences research focused on and to celebrate the success of impact projects supported through the LSSI IAA. The event hoped to strengthen and build on existing relationships and to facilitate new connections with external partners including businesses, policymakers, practitioners and third sector organisations across the Leeds City Region – notably with regard to the opportunities presented by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Following the Welcome address by Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, and an Introduction to the event by Professor Jeremy Higham, Executive Dean for Education, the Impact Showcase featured presentations by: Professor Andy Gouldson (University of Leeds) and Dr Tom Knowland (Leeds City Council) on ‘The Leeds Climate Commission’ Dr Hayley Davies (University of Leeds) on ‘Creating Impact through Animations with Safeguarding Messages for Children’ and Professor Cristina Leston Bandeira (University of Leeds) and Kate Anderson (Petitions Committee, Houses of Parliament) on ‘The Petitions Committee’
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4/27/2018 11:02:07 AM
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LSSI Impact Acceleration Account Showcase - Panel Discussion
The Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) Impact Acceleration Account Showcase was held on 21st February 2018. The LSSI has supported over 40 impact-related projects through its Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which is funded by the University and aligned to the ESRC IAA. The objective of this event was to provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of the impact that social sciences research focused on and to celebrate the success of impact projects supported through the LSSI IAA. The event hoped to strengthen and build on existing relationships and to facilitate new connections with external partners including businesses, policymakers, practitioners and third sector organisations across the Leeds City Region – notably with regard to the opportunities presented by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The panel discussion was chaired by Professor Anthea Hucklesby, Professor of Criminal Justice and Pro-Dean for Research, Law (ESSL). The panel members were: Ruth Redfern, Project Director – Inclusive Growth & Social Justice, West Yorkshire Combined Authority Paul Hayes, Senior Policy Officer, Wakefield Council and Policy Coordinator, Key Cities Group Professor Andy Brown, LUBS, University of Leeds Professor Paul Chatterton, Geography, University of Leeds Ruth spoke about the Inclusive Growth Programme run by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Paul presented on Key Cities and the Industrial Strategy. Professors Andy Brown and Paul Chatterton responded to the presentations and all took questions from the floor.
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4/27/2018 12:43:08 PM
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Market Research for Academics
Philippa Bevan from Accelerate Associates presents on Market Research for academic research and how it can be used to define your USP. More than a literature review!
University of Leeds
6/27/2017 10:15:37 AM
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Modelling the uptake of active travel: from infrastructure to behaviour change
Modelling the uptake of active travel: from infrastructure to behaviour change. Presentation by Dr Robin Lovelace & Dr Malcolm Morgan for the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) Seminar Series www.its.leeds.ac.uk/about/events/seminar-series http://rpubs.com/RobinLovelace/335368 This talk provides an overview of the work that Robin Lovelace and Malcolm Morgan have been doing as part of their Department for Transport funded projects on the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT, which has become part of UK government policy in the Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Strategy) and follow-on work on the Cycling Infrastructure Prioritisation Toolkit (CyIPT). Although strong evidence shows that infrastructure usually precedes (and to some extent causes) behaviour change the starting point of the talk will be behaviour: how do people currently get around and how could it be different, based on the fundamentals of route distance and hilliness. Robin demonstrates the PCT in action, talks about the R package stplanr that he developed to develop it, and outline plans for a globally scalable transport planning toolkit that builds on the PCT work. Following this high-level overview, Malcolm zooms into the detail: How the CyIPT identifies the best places for infrastructure change and what that infrastructure should be. He also talks about the advanced programming techniques needed to process such complex geospatial network data at city to national levels. Further information: The PCT in action: http://www.pct.bike A prototype of the CyIPT: http://cyipt.bike A paper on the PCT (Lovelace et al 2017): www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/view/862 An article explaining stplanr (for people interested in the tech): https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/stplanr/vignettes/introducing-stplanr.html www.its.leeds.ac.uk/research
Dr Robin Lovelace
11/29/2017 1:21:12 PM
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NORTHMOST02 Ian Palmer TfN
NORTHMOST02 was held in ITS-Leeds on 12th June 2017. The event was led by practitioners with technical expertise in transport modelling, giving presentations to an expert audience of academics and fellow practitioners. The aim of the meeting was to close the gap between research and practice, and to establish a feedback loop, to communicate the needs of practitioners to research academics who are actively developing new mathematical models.
University of Leeds
6/12/2017 8:32:16 AM
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NORTHMOST02 John Swanson SDG
NORTHMOST02 was held in ITS-Leeds on 12th June 2017. The event was led by practitioners with technical expertise in transport modelling, giving presentations to an expert audience of academics and fellow practitioners. The aim of the meeting was to close the gap between research and practice, and to establish a feedback loop, to communicate the needs of practitioners to research academics who are actively developing new mathematical models.
University of Leeds
6/12/2017 12:21:49 PM
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NORTHMOST02 Mike Oliver PTV
NORTHMOST02 was held in ITS-Leeds on 12th June 2017. The event was led by practitioners with technical expertise in transport modelling, giving presentations to an expert audience of academics and fellow practitioners. The aim of the meeting was to close the gap between research and practice, and to establish a feedback loop, to communicate the needs of practitioners to research academics who are actively developing new mathematical models.
University of Leeds
6/12/2017 12:21:49 PM
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NORTHMOST02 Nic Cary DfT
NORTHMOST02 was held in ITS-Leeds on 12th June 2017. The event was led by practitioners with technical expertise in transport modelling, giving presentations to an expert audience of academics and fellow practitioners. The aim of the meeting was to close the gap between research and practice, and to establish a feedback loop, to communicate the needs of practitioners to research academics who are actively developing new mathematical models.
University of Leeds
6/12/2017 10:22:31 AM
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NORTHMOST02 Stuart Dalgleish AECOM
NORTHMOST02 was held in ITS-Leeds on 12th June 2017. The event was led by practitioners with technical expertise in transport modelling, giving presentations to an expert audience of academics and fellow practitioners. The aim of the meeting was to close the gap between research and practice, and to establish a feedback loop, to communicate the needs of practitioners to research academics who are actively developing new mathematical models.
University of Leeds
6/12/2017 10:22:31 AM
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NORTHMOST02 Tom van Vuren Mott MacDonald
NORTHMOST02 was held in ITS-Leeds on 12th June 2017. The event was led by practitioners with technical expertise in transport modelling, giving presentations to an expert audience of academics and fellow practitioners. The aim of the meeting was to close the gap between research and practice, and to establish a feedback loop, to communicate the needs of practitioners to research academics who are actively developing new mathematical models.
University of Leeds
6/12/2017 8:32:16 AM
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PCI Mountainsides Symposium: Introduction
Jonathan Pitches introduces the inaugural Mountainsides symposium held on the 6th April, 2016 at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
Prof Jonathan Pitches
5/17/2016 11:32:06 AM
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Reflections from a successful Academic - Industry Collaboration
Richard Hall from Pd-m and Pete Culmer from UoL present on how successful collaborations with academia and industry can lead to developing research and receiving funding (NIHR-i4i)
University of Leeds
6/27/2017 12:16:25 PM
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Research themes at the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)
An overview of the interdisciplinary themes studied across the Institute www.its.leeds.ac.uk/research/themes
Professor Karen Lucas, Director of Research & Innovation
2/18/2016 11:20:26 AM
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Robot Autonomous Safety Guard demonstration at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event 2017
Lucie, an intelligent mobile robot able to run autonomously for months in dynamic human environments, was demonstrated by Nick Hawes (University of Birmingham) and Tony Cohn (University of Leeds). The demonstration took place at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event (27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds), part of the UK Robotics Week 2017, which showcased the current state-of-the-art of robotics for infrastructure through a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. The event brought together over 80 academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders to explore the use of robotics in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Dr Nick Hawes explains more about the STRANDS project work that gave rise to Lucie and the value of attending the Robotics Challenge Event.
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8/11/2017 1:35:43 PM
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Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event Overview
The Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event took place on 27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds, as part of the UK Robotics Week 2017, to showcase the current state-of-the-art of robotics for infrastructure through a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. The event brought together over 80 academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders to explore the use of robotics in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Nine teams from across the UK came to compete, along with several video-only entries from international teams. This film gives an overview of the event and competing robots.
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8/11/2017 9:58:29 AM
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Secretary of State for Transport - Institute for Transport Studies
The Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt. Hon Chris Grayling MP, delivers a keynote speech to mark the official opening of the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) building, March 2017. www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4011/cutting-edge_transport_research_showcased_to_secretary_of_state For a selection of photos of the wider event please see: http://bit.ly/2o1xK4f
Rt. Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, March 2017
3/2/2017 11:45:00 AM
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South Bank Show Archive
The University of Leeds is to host a unique archive of over 700 hours of South Bank Show interviews, with Melvyn Bragg meeting major cultural figures including Tracey Emin, Norman Mailer, Harold Pinter, Dolly Parton and Francis Bacon.
Melvyn Bragg
2/20/2015 1:15:00 PM
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Studying in a Digital Age
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10/18/2016 1:48:57 PM
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The M&S Partnership: bringing education and business togethe
Find out how the University’s partnership with Marks & Spencer has delivered impactful research, driven our student employability and offered unique cross-cultural opportunities.
University of Leeds
4/10/2015 2:45:00 PM
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Tour de Frank
Research at the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering aims to improve the lives of patients everywhere. Frank the cycling skeleton helps to test the strength of new hip and knee replacements. Learn more at http://www.imbe.leeds.ac.uk/thebody/index.shtml
University of Leeds
6/27/2014 8:50:00 AM
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Translating Research - a starter for 10
Dr Chris Herbert gives a general overview on what you should consider when translating your research
University of Leeds
6/16/2017 8:54:20 AM
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University of Leeds Africa College: Professor Christine Foyer
Professor Christine Foyer, Faculty of Biological Sciences discusses the projects undertaken by the institute, including the work involved in improving food security in Africa.
Professor Christine Foyer
8/23/2012 1:40:00 PM
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6/1/2016 4:55:11 PM
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5/31/2016 11:12:04 AM
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Using Drones to Repair Roads with 3D Printing demonstration at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event 2017
A system to use drones to scan and then repair pot holes in roads using a 3D printing attachment was demonstrated by a team from the University of Leeds as part of the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event that took place on 27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. The event in UK Robotics Week 2017 showcased the current state-of-the-art of robotics for infrastructure through a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. It brought together over 80 academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders to explore the use of robotics in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Here Jake Smith explains the demonstration and the value of attending the Robotics Challenge Event. This drone system is being developed by researchers at the University of Leeds as part of the Self Repairing Cities project, with the extruder system being developed by project partner UCL.
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8/11/2017 2:39:44 PM
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Wireless Power Transfer for Pipe Inspection Robot demonstration at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event 2017
A pipe inspection robot that is powered wirelessly was demonstrated by a team from the University of Leeds as part of the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Robotic Challenge Event that took place on 27 to 28 June at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. The event took place in UK Robotics Week 2017, and showcased the current state-of-the-art of robotics for infrastructure through a packed programme of talks and demonstrations. The event brought together over 80 academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders to explore the use of robotics in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Here Dr Viktor Doychnov talks about the difficulty of inspecting pipes and the advantage of wireless power delivery shown in their demonstration.
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8/11/2017 1:47:35 PM
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