VIDEO: Plymouth University holds robotic science showcase
As part of the celebrations of the 150 anniversary of Plymouth University, the university has invited the public to a science and technology showcase.
At the showcase, held on Plymouth Hoe, you can experience a wide range of interactive hands-on activities like playtesting demos of new games, walking like a dinosaur and to see – and maybe even control – some of the university's award-winning robots.
"We have recently returned from the robot football world cup in Bristol where we took the bronze and people can come and meet some of the robot team from that," Arron Griffiths from Plymouth University's robot football team said.
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There is also a chance to see one of the teams other robots. Keeping in track with the Olympic feel, the robot can do the 'mobot' – Mo Farrah's iconic celebration – and strike a pose like Usain Bolt.
Some of the robots can be steered around using the controller from an x-box, and the public can try their own hand at steering them.
The science and technology showcase is held to generate interest in the natural sciences.
"With something like the robots, you get a chance to see the physical end result of all your programming and designing. We at the university think that is exciting and I think people visiting us will think the same," Clare Simpson from the robot football team said.
The science and technology fair runs till 6pm today, September 11th. However, anyone interested in seeing the award-winning robots should visit the National Marine Aquarium during the Marine City Festival. The team and the robots will be there for most of the festival.