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Naked mole-rats, arts & soft robotics

Past event - 2017
17 May Doors open: 7pm. Event: 7.30 - 10pm
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club (Basement Pub Bar), 42-44 Pollard Row,
London E2 6NB
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Come join us for an exciting night showcasing the interface between art, data and soft robotics. Our two speakers will jointly approach the subject, to make sense of how naked mole-rats, art and soft robotics ended up in the same talk title. Also, there will be Pint of Science T-shirts to be won! You can't miss it!

Please note that food will not be served at this event.

Part 1

Professor Kaspar Althoefer is a roboticist with a keen interest in soft and stiffness-controllable robots. He likes to apply his octopus-inspired creations to areas such as keyhole surgery and human-robot interaction for the factory of the future. He is also fascinated to have the opportunity to collaborate with artists, designers, architects and dancers on soft robot installations. He works at ARQ (Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary).

Part 2

Julie's work, This is Nature Now, uses soft robotic sculptures that respond to live, real-time data from a naked mole-rat colony. The work questions how data and new technologies such as soft robotic scan help us understand nature in new ways. http://rat.systems