For the first time the NUBots held a ‘Night of Robots’ at the University of Newcastle. The aim of this night was to present the work completed by the NUbots to both the academic community and local industry. Presentations covered the history of the NUbots, their research and projects in the areas of AI, computer vision, bipedal locomotion, localisation, and machine learning.
There were two main audiences for the nights presentation, these were:
- Students: to explain how students can benefit from joining the NUBots team, and how they can learn new skills by applying the knowledge gained in courses to something real that uses cutting edge technology. Project options for summer projects, Honours projects, Final Year Projects, Masters and PhD studies (from related disciplines) will also be presented and discussed.
- Industry: to provide insights into the technical skills developed by the team, including success stories of past and current partnerships with industry. A brief overview presenting grants and funding programs to promote industry-university collaborative projects were also presented.
After the main presentations, the Night of Robots became an informal meet-up session where members of the audience could chat with team members, meet our robots and enjoy food and drinks provided by our lab.
The initial Night of Robots was a great success, pictures from the presentors are shown below. Hopefully this will become an annual event. Keep an eye on the Tribotix and NUBots Facebook feeds for details of future events.