Dr Sabine Hauert talks to TEDxExeterSalon about how we can take inspiration from nature and use machine learning to design swarming robots.
Swarming robots have huge potential applications and could even help to treat cancer.
We can’t always show people all of our cutting edge labs and facilities when they come to visit the Faculty of Engineering.
It’s impractical to take hundreds of people up on the roof to see our satellite antenna and our Robotics Lab is on another campus up in Filton. With this in mind we’ve made some 360° videos so that you can see the spaces from the comfort of your own computer.
Are you calm under pressure? How about in an emergency? Are you sure?
Dr Nikolai Bode from Engineering Maths has developed a game simulation which puts your assumptions to the test. Using mathematical and computational models to predict how crowds of people might move through a building based on assumptions about ordinary human behaviour.
Dr Bode is now carrying out further research and is considering adapting the game for use by event planners, architects and safety stewards, in the hope that the interactive experience it offers could be useful for designing safe evacuation procedures. He is also exploring whether the game could be incorporated into online safety training courses.