UK Robotics Week 2016

UK Robotics Week will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to push the boundaries further.

On Saturday 25 June (between 11am and 3pm), as part of the UK's first Robotics Week, we will be holding tours of the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotics Systems, demonstrations, and presentations of robotic systems.

At the University of Leeds, teams of engineers, scientists and clinicians are developing novel robotic systems and underpinning technologies with the aim of improving people’s lives and satisfying human curiosity. Whether it’s designing systems to help patients recover after a stroke or building robots to explore previously unseen chambers in the great pyramids of Egypt, we love creating robots.

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

No programming experience? Jump start robotic programming with Flowcode. Have fun programming formula racing buggies and driving them around autonomously! There will be two different sessions for the coding workshop.

Session 1: 11:00-12.40
Session 2: 13:00-14:40

Please select only one session. Book your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/robot-coding-workshop-tickets-26031098717 

School of Mechanical Engineering

  • Take a tour of our manufacturing facility, where you can see one of the world’s largest 3D printers and try out our 3D robot visualisation studio. 
  • Attend talks about the Djedi Exploration Robot and Assistive and Enhancive medical robotics.  
  • View our medical robots for rehabilitation, our Djedi robot that explored the Great Pyramid of Giza and our robotic surface water vessel that has just returned from surveying glacial pools in Nepal to help us better understand global warming.
  • Take part in the assembly of a robotic hand.

Schedule for Mechanical Engineering - no booking required.

  Tours and demos Presentations
11:00   Robotics at Leeds welcome talk
11:20 Exploration robots demo Assistive/enhancive robotics
11:40 Medical robots  
12:00 Facility tour Robotics at Leeds welcome talk
12:20 Exploration robots demo Djedi pyramid rover
12:40 Medical robots Assistive/enhancive robotics
13:00 Facility tour Robotics at Leeds welcome talk
13:20 Exploration robots demo Assistive/enhancive robotics
13:40 Medical robots Djedi pyramid rover
14:00 Facility tour  
14:20 Exploration robots demo  
14:40 Medical robots  


School of Computing

  • When will it be possible to build a robot that behaves just like an animal? Hear from a team combining biological experiments with biologically inspired robotics to make this a possibility!
  • Learn about intelligent robots that can navigate in a building, interact with humans, grasp and manipulate objects.
  • See a demo of a robot running a sweet shop!

All activities in the School of Computing will run simultaneously - no booking required.

Who should attend?

Everyone welcome!

How to find us

Full details are available on the University's 'Find us' web page. You can find your way around the University with our interactive campus map