Aberystwyth Robotics Week 2021

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Aberystwyth Robotics Week 2021

BREAKING NEWS: BeachLab relocated to University Campus

Book your free BeachLab tickets here.



Aberystwyth Robotics Week Poster. 19-25 June 2021. Schedule: 19th June - BeachLab, 21st June - BCS talk, 22nd June - Micro:Bit workshop, 23rd June - Tinkercad Arduino workshop, 24th June - Robot Benchmark workshop, 25th June - BCS Talk

This year's activities:

BeachLab:Relocated 2021

Our BeachLab event is on the 19th June and will host a selection of robots from across the University's research, outreach and personal collections.

We will be open to members of the public from 10am - 4pm on our campus

The exhibition will debut our newest research robot addition of Afanc, an autonomous submarine.

Other exhibits present this year will include: The Barnes Rover, Tryfan, Doris the Dalek, R2D2, a Pufferfish Sphere, Drones and Sailbots.

This year we will also be welcoming Bailey Robotics - Trying to inspire all people into robotics via home education. Breaking down the jargon.

Admission is free to all.

After a change in location, we are now asking everyone to book their free tickets ahead of time.


What to Expect:

Online Events

This year we will be hosting our talks and workshops online due to Covid restrictions.

21st June 6:30pm - BCS Mid Wales Talk: Developments in Robotics and Vision at Aberystwyth

This will be a series of short talks by members of the Computer Science Department at Aberystwyth University followed by a panel discussion.

Click here to register Monday's BCS Mid Wales Talk

22nd June 4:30pm - Introduction to Micro:Bit

The Micro:Bit is an affordable programmable computer packed full of technology. They have been designed for beginner programmers from primary age to adult.

As part of this workshop, we'll introduce you to some of the amazing things you can do with the Micro:Bit and get you started block programming in an online classroom with a simulator.

This session will be run by Tally Roberts, our Outreach Officer for the Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences at Aberystwyth University.

Click here to register for our Micro:Bit workshop.

23rd June 4:30pm - Learn TinkerCAD to build Smart Homes

Homes are becoming more intelligent, from electric smart meters to the light bulbs that can be controlled from your phone. As part of this event, we will be looking at a selection of sensors, in order to design, build and program a simulated smart home.

This workshop is aimed at people with some programming experience (beginners to intermediate level), who are interested in applying it to hardware and robotics. As part of the workshop, we will be using the 'TinkerCAD Circuits' online simulation to build and program our smart-home.

Arduino C will be the programming language used during this session.

This workshop will be run by Tomos Fearn, a robotics PhD student from the Intelligent Robotics Research group at Aberystwyth University.

Click here to register for our TinkerCAD workshop.

24th June 4:30pm - Robot Programming Workshop

As part of this event, we will be looking at a selection of different robots and some of the added complexities of interacting with the physical world.

This workshop is aimed at people with some programming experience who are interested in applying it to robotics. As part of the workshop, we'll be using the robotbenchmark online simulation to look at explore a range of challenges.

Python will be the programming language used during this session.

This workshop will be run by Dr Patricia Shaw of the Intelligent Robotics Research group at Aberystwyth University.

Click here to register for our Robot Programming workshop.

25th June 6:30pm - BCS Mid Wales Talk: Does Digital Transformation Need A Dose Of Social Responsibility?

A talk by Dr Ian Harris from the Aberystwyth Business School.

Exploring Industry 4.0 and the impacts of digital transformation from a social science perspective with views on production, employment (particularly semi-skilled work), business ethics, and a comparison of rhetoric verses the reality of digital transformation.

Click here to register Friday's BCS Mid Wales Talk





Additional Activities