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Past event - 2016
23 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
The Rugby Tavern, 19 Great James Street,
London WC1N 3ES
Sold Out!
Scientists are continually trying to unlock the secrets behind movement to improve robot design and, although you may find them creepy, spiders are thought to be the key to this puzzle. In addition to creating better robots, scientists are also trying to “create” better athletes. Tonight we will find out about Human Performance studies and how they provide clues on how to push your body through any physical constraints and environmental limitations.

During the event there will be a pub quiz and special Pint of Science goodies to be won!

This event will be held on the first floor.

Pint of Spiders... with robots

Michelle Reeve (PhD student, Structure & Motion Laboratory )
Robots have improved dramatically in recent years, but they are still far from perfect. They are often unsteady, clumsy and energy-hungry. So what can studying animal movement teach us about engineering more graceful legged robots? And in particular, how are spiders inspiring the next generation of robotics?

Human Performance Lab

Matt Furber (Senior Scientist, GSK HPL)
The difference between winning and losing in sport can be minute, and embracing innovation and technology may provide the insight needed to support smarter training and enhanced performance. My talk will explore different technologies and tests we undertake both in the lab and in the middle of the Antarctic to better understand health and human performance.
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