Key areas of research and engagement
Bristol Robotics Laboratory’s RIF will provide access to equipment and expertise to assist with:
Bristol RIF is currently running a series of Beta trials in preparation for the formal launch of the ECHORD++ program in the second quarter of 2014. These trials have included participants from startup companies in gaming and entertainment, established consumer product companies, educational establishments etc. The projects have addressed areas of end-effector design and proof of concept, assistance with design of controller for gaming robots, preparation of parts for teaching robots etc. The Beta trials will test the various interfaces with the potential clients, liaisons, definition of performance metrics, scheduling etc.
As part of our continued dialogue with potential new users of robotics and automation, a number of workshops will be presented over the next five years. The first workshop, “An Introduction to Mechatronics” took place on 21st January and is to be followed with sessions on Intellectual Property & Finance in March and a two day workshop on Robotics in April 2014.
The facility will provide the following hardware and software:
This list is provisional and will be expanded in due course.
Background to BRL RIF
Bristol Robotics laboratory is located in the South West of England. This area has one of the largest concentration of aerospace industries in Europe. Moreover, the microelectronics sector plays a significant role in employment and commerce in and around Bristol. The area also has three major universities and a number of colleges. This locale therefore has access to a large research and development capacity supported by a large population of highly trained engineers and scientists. Bristol Robotics Laboratory is home to over 150 researchers and engineers supporting robotics and automation research.
The laboratory is situated close to three motorways and is within a short walk from the mainline train station at Parkway and about half hour car travel from Bristol International airport.
If you have any further questions please contact the BRL staff via RIFBristol@brl.ac.uk.