Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the News

BRL in the News

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is recognised as the largest robotics laboratory of its type in the UK. Home to a community of over 200 academics, researchers and businesses who are leading current thinking in nouvelle and service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering. As a result BRL often becomes the subject of news comment and press articles.

“Bristol Robotics Laboratory brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be world leading in this fascinating and exciting area of science.”

Rt Hon David Willetts, at the BRL Launch
Minister of State for Universities and Science
2010 - 2014

2017

University Alliance, "UK research and innovation overseas, Renewable energy and materials", by Tom Frostick, published: 1 February 2017.

BBC News, "Ocado trials fruit-picking robot", by Zoe Kleinman, published: 31 January 2017.

The Engineer, "TacTip wins soft robotics prize for Bristol Robotics Laboratory", by Helen Knight, published: 20 January 2017.

optics.org, "3D-printed robot fingertip wins in Soft Robotics contest", published: 19 January 2017.

PhysOrg, "Artificial fingertip that 'feels' wins international robotics competition", published: 18 January 2017.

EurekAlert, "Artificial fingertip that 'feels' wins international robotics competition", published: 18 January 2017.

3ders, "TacTip: 3D printed optical tactile sensor wins top prize at 2016 Annual Soft Robotics Competition", by Benedict, published: 18 January 2017.

Harvard University, "4 projects selected as winners in Soft Robotics Competition", by Adam Zewe, published: 17 January 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Artist joins forces with scientists to alter our perceptions. Further Information", published: 17 January 2017.

Bristol Post, "Should we be afraid of robots in the workplace?", by David Clensy, published: 13 January 2017.

Tech Spark, "UK’s first dedicated robotics fund targets Bristol lab", by Nick Flaherty, published: 2 January 2017.

2016

Tech Spark, "Tune into The Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures to see BRL charge mobile phones through the power of pee", by Shona Wright, published: 23 December 2016.

Global News, "Year in review: Wacky and weird science experiments; 'Pee powered urinal'", by Jenny Rodrigues, published: 22 December 2016.

Robohub, "How do we regulate robo-morality?", by Yueh-Hsuan Weng, published: 15 December 2016.

Robohub, "Dehyping robotics: Sabine Hauert at TEDx Berlin", published: 13 December 2016.

Tech Spark, "Spotlight on: South West tech shines at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016", by Jamie Middleton, published: 8 December 2016.

Robohub, "Considering robot care, ethics & future tech at #ERW2016 European Robotics Week", by Sparc, published: 29 November 2016.

Relocate Global, "Business in the age of robotics", by Fiona Murchie, published: 24 November 2016.

UWE Press Office, "World Economic Forum appointment for UWE Bristol robotics professor", published: 24 November 2016.

CBI, "CBI Annual Conference 2016", published: 22 November 2016.

UWE Press Office, "BRL Director speaks at CBI Annual Conference", published: 22 November 2016.

Arts Professional, "Arts Council signs strategic agreement with UWE Bristol", by Christy Romer, published: 17 November 2016.

Wired, "MekaMon robots can duke it out in virtual and physical worlds", by James Temperton, published: 17 November 2016.

Nature World News, "Self-Sustaining Zombie Robots Will Depend on Organic Material to Survive", By Rhenn Anthony Taguiam, published: 16 November 2016.

Tech Spark, "Bristol’s Future Space attracts award-winning robotics company", by Alice Whale, published: 16 November 2016.

The Daily Beast, "Can Robots Make Moral Decisions? Should They?", by Joelle Renstrom, published: 12 November 2016.

Interesting Engineering, "Engineers Craft a Robot that Eats Living Organisms", by Shelby Rogers, published: 3 November 2016.

Mo4ch News, "‘Soft robot’ that eats, digests & dies developed by British scientists", by Ali Wael, published: 2 November 2016.

Sputnik International, "British Engineers Create Robot That Devours Living Organisms", published: 31 October 2016.

BBC Radio, "The Phil Hammond Show discussing ‘Science meets Science Fiction’", Phil Hammond interviewing Dr Antonia Tzemanaki and Marta Palau-Franco, Part of the Festival of Literature. Listen from 02:47:35 onwards, broadcasted: 29 October 2016.

Gear Brain, "Gear up on five IoT news bites for Friday, 'Eating Robot'", by Lauren Barack, published: 28 October 2016.

EE Times Europe, "Living bricks bring power to homes and offices", by Nick Flaherty, published: 24 October 2016.

Bristol Business News, "Double success for UWE tech innovators at Red Women of the Year Awards", by Robert Buckland, published: 21 October 2016.

3ders.org, "11-year-old Tilly tests 3D printed Deus Ex prosthetic arm after losing hands to meningitis", by Alec, published: 17 October 2016.

Quartz, "The UK could become a leader in AI ethics—if this EU data law survives Brexit", by Joon Ian Wong, published: 12 October 2016.

SouthWest Business, "Our two top flight universities are crucial in preparing students for hi-tech industrial jobs", by Stephen Fear, published: 7 October 2016.

IMechE, "Undergraduate Visionary 2016: Katie Winkle", by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, published: 28 September 2016.

Gazette, "COLUMN: South Gloucestershire Council leader Cllr Matthew Riddle's diary", by Aaron Sims, published: 28 September 2016.

alphr, "How Punch and Judy are teaching robots to be more human", by Thomas McMullan, published: 15 September 2016.

ITS International, "Cubic and partners develop gateless technologies to speed passenger management", published: 15 September 2016.

Digital Journal Press Release, "Cubic and Partners Innovate Gateless Technologies to Speed Passenger Management at Train Station Fare Gates", published: 14 September 2016.

Tech Spark, "Artists and scientists come together to create robot showcase event", by Natasha Baer, published: 6 September.

UWE Press Office, "BRL projects featuring robotics using puppetry and avatars at Being There showcase", published: 2 September 2016.

Tech Spark, "11 things you might not know about High Tech in Bristol and Bath", by Nick Flaherty, published: 31 August 2016.

The National, "Profile: Octobot", by Nan Spowart, published: 26 August 2016.

BRL News, "Project Tortoise", by Dr Arthur Richards, published: 25 August 2016.

Robohub, "The Robot Economy: Interview with Alan Winfield", by Sparc, published: 24 August 2016.

Science Daily, "People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient and effective ones", published: 19 August 2016.

3D Printing Industry, "Newcastle students power light with MCFs using GMO e. coli", by Alicia Miller, published: 19 August 2016.

UoB Press Office, "People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient and effective ones", published: 19 August 2016.

Computing, "Universities must examine how they equip students for new challenges", by Jane Berry, published: 15 August 2016.

Robohub, "Survey: Evaluate ethics of health related privacy with care robots", by Dr. Dieter Vanderelst, published: 12 August 2016.

Recycling International, "New horizons for fuel from mixed plastic waste?", by Kirstin Linnenkoper, published: 8 August 2016.

Construction Global, "UWE create ‘smart’ bricks which generate power and recycle water through innovative technologies", by Catherine Rowell, published: 6 August 2016.

Contact Centres, "World First conference on Artificial Intelligence", published: 4 August 2016.

CIWM, "Fuel Made From Recycled Plastic Could Power Ship Engines", by Darrel Moore, published: 29 July 2016.

Resource, "News in brief 29/07/16, 'Fuel made from unrecyclable plastic waste to be tested in ships’ engines'", by Edward Perchard, published: 29 July 2016.

Laboratory Equipment, "Smart Bricks Create 'Bioreactor Walls'", published: 28 July 2016.

The IET, "Marine diesel derived from plastic waste trialled in Bristol", by Tereza Pultarova, published: 28 July 2016.

Biofuels International, "New research launched to see if fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines", published: 28 July 2016.

Global News, "Pee power? Researchers develop better way to turn urine into electricity", by Nicole Mortillaro, published: 18 July 2016.

New Electronics, "How can we realise the full potential of robots while maintaining public trust?", by Neil Tyler, published: 12 July 2016.

Mail Online, "Caught short ? Researchers reveals 'urine battery' that could power handsets for three hours with a single bathroom break", by Ellie Zolfagharifard, published: 11 July 2016.

Bristol 24/7, "Pee powered phones developed by UWE scientist", by Pamela Parkes, published: 11 July 2016.

The Engineer, "Fatal Tesla crash triggers investigation", published: 1 July 2016.

Mirror, "Robots could end up like dangerous DOGS if humans don't learn to train them properly", by Theodore Wilson, published: 30 June 2016.

UoB Press Office, "Funding awarded to investigate testing of complex cyber-physical systems", published: 29 June 2016.

UoB Press Office, "University to celebrate the achievements in women in engineering", published: 23 June 2016.

International Business Times, "Solar-powered phone charging station provides free electricity to migrants in Greece", by Sarmistha Acharya, published: 17 June 2016.

Bioenergy Insight, "Marvel of toilet technology to turn pee into power at Glastonbury", published: 16 June 2016.

The IET, "Frankenstein redux: Is modern science making a monster?", by Jade Fell, published: 14 June 2016.

Hopeful Headlines, "“Pee Battery” Lets Power Flow to Areas of Energy Poverty", by Terry Turner, published: 13 June 2016.

UWE Press Office, "Open Bionics to bring 'Deus Ex' inspired augmentations to life", published: 9 June 2016.

Develop, "Deus ex inspired augmentations brought to life", published: 8 June 2016.

Gamasutra, "Deus ex inspired augmentations brought to life", published: 6 June 2016.

University Alliance, "Creating innovative regions: The role of universities in local growth and productivity", by Dr Faye Taylor, published: 2 June 2016.

Bristol Business News, "International recognition for pioneering surgical work by Bristol Robotics Lab team", by Robert Buckland, published: 1 June 2016.

The Engineer, "Student-designed walking stick could aid Parkinson’s patients", published: 25 May 2016.

The Times of India, "Udaipur to get pee-powered toilets", by Geetha Sunil Pillai, published: 22 May 2016.

Udaipur Kiran, "Country’s first, Pee-power toilets in Udaipur soon!", published: 21 May 2016.

Bristol 24/7, "UWE student invention helps people walk", published: 18 May 2016.

Bath Chronicle, "New STEM secondary school in Keynsham officially opens", by Sam Petherick, published: 16 May 2016.

Vice, "How Jellyfish, Nanobots and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal", by Matt Blake, published: 10 May 2016.

The Register, "Devs claim charger uses 'photosynthesis' power battery charger", by Katyanna Quach, published: 2 May 2016.

The British Standards Institution, "Standard highlighting the ethical hazards of robots is published", published: 14 April 2016.

Forbes, "Powered By Pee: How Your Toilet Could Fuel The Future", by Laurie Winkless, published: 12 April 2016.

UPI, "Gestures improve human-robot communication", by Brooks Hays, published: 4 April 2016.

AlterNet, "The Future Could Be Pee-Powered: Researchers Design Revolutionary New Fuel Cell That Runs on Urine", by Robin Scher, published: 1 April 2016.

Hackaday, "Alternate power", by Al Williams, published: 26 March 2016.

E-Wisdom, "New fuel cells can turn urine into electricity", by Matt Mills, published: 26 March 2016.

Health Aim, "Urine Can Be Our Future Source Of Electricity!", by Rubelle Carmeli Tan, published: 21 March 2016.

International Business Times, "New fuel cell generates green energy from urine", by Niranjan R., published: 21 March 2016.

Chemistry World, "Soft robots get a grip", by Rachel Brazil, published: 18 March 2016.

AZO Cleantech, "Cost-Effective, Compact Microbial Fuel Cells to Generate Electricity from Urine", published: 17 March 2016.

Engineering & Technology Magazine, "Urine fuel cell gets more power with new design", by Tereza Pultarova, published: 16 March 2016.

EurekAlert!, "Smaller, cheaper microbial fuel cells turn urine into electricity", by Annis Moreira, published: 16 March 2016.

SouthWest Business, "Edge Awards: Open Bionics founder measures success by social impact not wealth", by Gavin Thompson, published: 01 March 2016.

Independent, "Science-fiction dreams are becoming a reality", published: 25 February 2016.

Bristol Post, "Bristol's most innovative companies: The Edge Awards winners revealed", by Gavin Thompson, published: 25 February 2016.

The Guardian, "Will automation make us happier? – live chat", by Tess Riley, published: 22 February 2016.

Construction Enquirer, "WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff wins £16.5m Bristol site", by Grant Prior, published: 9 February 2016.

Otaku Study, "The KONAMI-supported Phantom Limb Project to Be Showcased at the Inaugural BDYHAX Bodyhacking and Biohacking Convention", by Sam, published: 4 February 2016.

Insider Media, "Work starts on university enterprise zone", by Stephen Farrell, published: 3 February 2016.

Bristol Post, "Bristol project to create driverless cars for the elderly", by Esme Ashcroft, published: 1 February 2016.

Regal Tribute, "Autonomous Weapons Deemed Highly Dangerous and Unpredictable", by Jose Buttner, published: 24 January 2016.

The Construction Index, "BAM has started work on a £16m Enterprise Zone building for the University of the West of England in Bristol.", published: 8 January 2016.

2015

Cato Institute, "Are We Entering The Age of Exponential Growth?", by Marian L. Tupy, published: 22 December 2015.

TechRepublic, "Humans 2.0: How the robot revolution is going to change how we see, feel, and talk", by Nick Heath, published: 22 December 2015.

Medical Daily, "New Phone Charger Uses Socks, Microbial Fuel Cells, And Your Urine To Generate Electricity", by Steve Smith, published: 21 December 2015.

Huffpost Tech, "The Next Big Thing", by Ian Spero, published: 16 December 2015.

CNBC, "Urine-powered wearables: Coming soon?", by Anmar Frangoul, published: 14 December 2015.

I4U News, "Scientists Use Urine-Powered Footwear To Generate Electricity To PC", by Charles I. Omedo, published: 14 December 2015.

Gizmodo, "This pair of high-tech socks uses urine to power wireless transmitter!", by Saba Haider, published: 14 December 2015.

Robohub, "European Robotics Week #ERW2015 Recap", by euRobotics AISBL, published: 14 December 2015.

Immortal News, "Urine Powered Socks Invented By UK Scientists", by Leo Markus, published: 12 December 2015.

EurekAlert, "Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter" by UWE Bristol, published 11 December 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter", published: 11 December 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol researchers and Bath company secure £2 million grant to create robots to help look after us in old age", by Gavin Thompson, published: 07 December 2015.

Tech SPARK South West, "Spotlight on: Bob – the first humanoid robot avatar to present at a TED talk", by Alice Whale, published: 4 December 2015.

Robohub, "A helping hand for high-tech firms", by Horizon Magazine, published: 3 December 2015.

EC CORDIS, "European Robotics Week 2015 breaks all records with around 750 events in 31 countries" by European Commission, Brussels, published: 30 November 2015.

Robohub, "Robots at #ERW2015: From imagination to market", by Adriana Hamacher, published: 27 November 2015.

China Topix, "Water robots may be US' solution to its increased electricity dependence", by Eana Maniebo, published: 26 November 2015.

Robohub, "Major debate on robots & society sets scene for #ERW2015 European Robotics Week", by Adriana Hamacher, published: 26 November 2015.

Wired, "Tiny 'row-bot' feasts on dirty water to power itself", by Emily Reynolds, published: 24 November 2015.

UoB Press Office, "A row-bot that loves dirty water", published: 23 November 2015.

Ledger Gazette, "Electronic circuits implanted inside plants by scientists", by Bernice Dunbar, published: 23 November 2015.

New Scientist, "Cyborg rose has electric circuits running through polymer veins", by Aviva Rutkin, published: 20 November 2015.

Robohub, "European Robotics Week #ERW2015: 600+ events focusing on robots & society", by euRobotics AISBL, published: 19 November 2015.

UoB Press Office, "How will robots change our lives?", published: 18 November 2015.

Boy Genius Report, "Meet the tiny robot that walks on water, cleans pollution, and never needs to be charged", by Zach Epstein, published: 13 November 2015.

BrainDecoder, "Goding Ethics: How to Teach Robots to Be Good", by Charles Q Choi, published: 5 November 2015.

The United Church Observer, "Life with robots. They can do our chores, drive our cars and fight our wars. Whether they can act ethically is another question", by Patricia Clarke, published 3 November 2015.

South China Morning Post, "Robots are ready and welcome to assist the elderly", by John Lam, published: 26 October 2015.

The Engineer, "A spoonful of liquid crystals helps the medicine go down", by Helen Knight, published: 23 October 2015.

UoB Press Office, "Seeing colour in a contemporary light", published: 21 October 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Folium Optics wins £1 million SBRI healthcare funding", published: 20 October 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol start-up Altitude Tech's sensor could help cities improve air quality", by Gavin Thompson, published: 20 October 2015.

optics.org, "Photonics start-ups pitch for UK collaborations, 'Collaboration Nation' event in London looks to connect innovators with venture finance and commercialization partners", published: 14 October 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol company Open Bionics unveils Iron Man, Frozen and Star Wars bionic hands for children", by Gavin Thompson, published: 10 October 2015.

Bristol Post, "Robots, embarrassing bodies and an entrepreneur in a tent... line-up for TEDxBristol 2015 revealed", by Gavin Thompson, published: 25 September 2015.

Robohub, "Day Two at euRathlon 2015: Video recap", by Marta Palau Franco, published: 23 September 2015.

The Blog, "The Rise of The Robots", by Stephen Fear, published: 22 September 2015.

BBC News, "How safe can artificial intelligence be?", by David Shukman, published: 15 September 2015.

Robohub, "Robots now have their own living space at Bristol Robotics Lab", by Adriana Hamacher, published: 11 September 2015.

PhysOrg, "New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently", published: 10 September 2015.

UWE Press Office, "New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently", published: 9 September 2015.

BBC News, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory tests helper bots in replica flat", published: 9 September 2015.

Mail Online, "Staggering technology provides amputee with 3D printed hand", published: 2 September 2015.

Business Leader, "Open Bionics wins sought after James Dyson award", by Oli Ballard, published: 31 August 2015.

Suffield Times, "Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs", published: 28 August 2015.

MobileMag, "Robotic Prosthetic Hand Made by Open Bionics wins James Dyson Award" by Navneet Narula, published: 28 August 2015.

UoB Press Office, "Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs", published: 26 August 2015.

Bristol Post, "​​3D printed bionic hand wins James Dyson engineering award", by EsmeAshcroft, published: 25 August 2015.

BBC News, "Open Bionics robotic hand for amputees wins Dyson Award", by Leo Kelion, published: 25 August 2015.

TechSpark, "Startup profile: DroneX – developing custom-made Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", by Jamie Middleton, published: 21 August 2015.

Consumer Electronics Net, "Unconventional Ways to charge Your Devices", published: 7 August 2015.

Press Release Rocket, "Keynote Speakers Announced for the 10th EclipseCon Europe Conference", by PR Rocket, published: 29 July 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Opinion: Why Uber should be moving to Bristol, not just launching its taxi app here", by: Matt Cross, published: 28 July 2015.

Philosophy Now, "Machine Ethics: AI and the Building of a Moral Sense", published: 23 July 2015.

UoB Press Office, "Make it digital at the Bristol Harbour Festival", published: 15 July 2015.

SouthWest Business, "WATCH: Raspberry PI robot camera kit pitch wins grant to take Bristol start-up Dawn Robotics' idea into schools", by Gavin Thompson, published: 14 July 2015.

Virgin StartUp, "Virgin StartUp of the Week: DroneX", published: 10 July 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Open Bionics wins place on Disney Accelerator to develop its business 3D printing affordable bionic hands for amputees", by Gavin Thompson, published: 10 July 2015.

TeenTech, "Make It Digital – Robotics", published: 7 July 2015.

Financial Times, "Robot-related deaths are rare, and becoming rarer", published: 3 July 2015.

Bradley Stoke Matters, "Bailey’s Court Primary School year 5 went to BRL", published: 3 July 2015.

AUVSI News, "Fighting Robots Toy Company Takes Top Honors at Innorobo 2015", published: 2 July 2015.

Nature, "Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma. Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence" by Boer Deng, published: 1 July 2015.

I Connect 007, "New Network will Boost UK Robotics Capability", by University of Bristol, published: 29 June 2015.

AZO Robotics, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory Part of EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network", published: 25 June 2015.

UWE Press Office, "UWE Bristol showcases 'Pee Power' at Glastonbury Festival", published: 24 June 2015.

New Civil Engineer, "Driverless car trials next summer", by Greg Pitcher, published: 24 June 2015.

The Guardian, "The innovators: the customised robotic hand you can print out at home", by Shane Hickey, published: 21 June 2015.

Popular Science, "Should We Outlaw Androids? The robotic goons of Tomorrowland and machine assassins in ­Terminator Genisys give 'droids a bad rap", By Erik Sofge, published: 15 June 2015.

Bradley Stoke Journal, "Pupils at Baileys Court learn how to generate electricity from waste", by SH (Editor), published: 13 June 2015.

Tech Week, "Boffin Reveals Folding Battery Powered By Bacteria", by Tom Jowitt,published: 11 June 2015.

iTechPost, "EasyJet’s Drones to Check Its Aircrafts", by Myraine Policarpio, published: 9 June 2015.

3D Print.com, "Open Bionics Continues to Evolve with Biomimetic 3D Printed Robotic Hand, Up for Two Tech4Good Awards" by Bridget Butler Millsaps, published: 8 June 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards", published: 5 June 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected by top US hardware accelerator" published: 29 May 2015.

The Guardian, "Educating Britain's young people for the next industrial revolution. Robotics, automation and the internet of things...", by Marc Ambasna-Jones, published: 11 May 2015.

Chemistry World, "Gold-plated onion shows its strength as artificial muscle", by Matthew Gunther, published: 8 May 2015.

domain-b.com, "Pee-power' to generate electricity in disaster zones", published: 30 April 2015.

nz.herald.co.nz "Te Radar: Office memos finally of use", by Andrew "Te Radar" Lumsden, published: 2 April 2015.

South West News, "Severn region can use "advantage" in building economy", published: 24 March 2015.

Wales News, "Severn region has "advantage" in building economy", published: 24 March 2015.

Gazette, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory innovation shortlisted for £50,000 technology prize", by Bethany Wash, published: 20 March 2015.

Independent IE, "The school for smiles as pupils give lessons in wellbeing", by Katherine Donnelly, published: 18 March 2015.

Royal Society of Chemistry, "Urine-fuelled distress signal", by Polly Wilson, published: 11 March 2015.

Telecoms Tech, "Editorial: Building an open, programmable city", by Ryan Daws, published: 11 March 2015.

Bangalore Mirror, "Pee-power to light up refugee camps", published: 9 March 2015.

Energy Harvesting Journal, "'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones", published: 9 March 2015.

Gizmag, "Urinal prototype uses fuel cells to generate steady stream of electricity", by Colin Jeffrey, published: 7 March 2015.

Tech World, "Oxfam and UWE show how pee power can be used to light up refugee camps", by Antony Savvas, published: 6 March 2015.

Medical News Today, "'Pee-powered' toilet could be game-changer for refugee camps", by Catharine Paddock, published: 6 March 2015.

ABC News, "Oxfam hoping to trial energy-generating urinal at refugee camp", by Rachael Brown, published: 5 March 2015.

Sky News, "'Pee Power' Toilet Generates Electricity", published: 5 March 2015.

ITV News, "Launch of the 'Pee-Power' toilet", published: 5 March 2015.

Belfast Telegraph, "Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet", published: 5 March 2015.

The Guardian, "University installs prototype 'pee power' toilet" by Rebecca Smithers, published: 5 March 2015.

South West Argus, "Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet", by Press Association, published: 5 March 2015.

Mirror, "'Pee-power' toilet that generates electricity from urine installed yards from students' union", by Rod Minchin, published: 5 March 2015.

Mail Online, "Charge your phone with URINE: Pee-powered toilet could be 'everlasting' source of electricity, say inventors", by Ellie Zolfagharifard, published: 5 March 2015.

NBC News, "'Chappie' Doesn't Think Robots Will Destroy the World", by Keith Wagstaff, published: 4 March 2015.

Reuters, "Pee-powered 'green' toilet to light up refugee camps", by Magdalena Mis, published: 4 March 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Research from UWE to be presented to MPs and ministers at Westminster", published: 3 March 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Research into robotic trousers to help those with impaired mobility", published: 24 February 2015.

ITV News, "Bristol robotics firm gets international recognition", published: 19 February 2015.

Business Leader, "Bristol start-up rubs shoulders with Dyson, Google and Panasonic", published: 18 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Bristol robotics start-up Open Bionics named alongside Google and Dyson as one to watch in 2015", published: 18 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Bristol start-up named as one of the top robotic companies to watch worldwide in 2015", by Gavin Thompson, published: 17 February 2015.

Horizon - EU Research & Innovation Magazine, "Growing computer chips from slime mould and bacteria", by Rex Merrifield, published: 16 February 2015.

Wired, "Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent", by Mark Piesing, published: 16 February 2015.

Swindon Business News, "Regional manufacturing group gets back in the swim after Lloyds gets on board", by Robert Buckland, published: 16 February 2015.

Engadget, "The future of driverless cars is being shaped by a modified Land Rover", by Nick Summers, published: 13 February 2015.

South West Business, "Bristol Post Business Awards 2015: The launch", published: 12 February 2015.

Heart Radio 96.3FM, "Driverless Cars Trial in the Westcountry", published: 11 February 2015.

Bristol 24/7, "First look at driverless car technology", by Pamela Parkes, published: 11 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Watch as driverless cars are tested on Bristol's roads in pioneering project", published: 11 February 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Transport Minister and Business Secretary launch VENTURER driverless car trial", published: 11 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Launch of Bristol Post Business Awards 2015", published: 11 February 2015.

R&D, "Programming safety into self-driving cars", by Aaron Dubrow, NSF, published: 4 February 2015.

The National Science Foundation, "Programming safety into self-driving cars", by Aaron Dubrow (NSF) and Shlomo Zilberstein (University of Massachusetts Amherst), published: 2 February 2015.

Financial Times, "When a moral machine is better than a flawed human being", by Anjana Ahuja, published: 12 January 2015.

Western Daily Press, "How technology will run our lives", by Martyn Landi, published: 7 January 2015.

motoring.co.uk, "Driverless Cars: Trials Begin In The UK. UK cities where you are likely to see a driverless car", by Simon Donohue, published: 2 January 2015.

U.S.News, "Google: Your Computer Is Stupid", by Tom Risen, published: 1 January 2015.

2014

Bristol Post, "Bristol start-up Open Bionics to showcase robotic hands at International CES tech trade show in Las Vegas", by Gavin Thompson, published: 30 December 2014.

TransportXtra, "Four cities selected to pilot driverless forms of transport", by Andrew Foster, published: 17 December 2014.

UoB News, "Nature-inspired engineering project wins Leverhulme grant", published: 9 December 2014.

IEEE Spectrum, "UK Shifts its Self-Driving Car Research Into a Higher Gear", by Willie Jones, published: 9 December 2014.

CIOB, "Atkins and Arup join £19m driverless cars trial projects", published: 9 December 2014.

Robotics Tomorrow, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory to Research, Develop and Demonstrate Verifiably 'Ethical' Robots", published: 9 December 2014.

PhysOrg, "New research will help robots know their limits", by Shemina Davis, published: 8 December 2014.

The Economist, "Hunting as a pack", published: 6 December 2014.

Stroud News & Journal, "Driverless cars coming to South Gloucestershire", by Joshua Wright, published: 5 December 2014.

Guide2Bristol, "Driverless cars to be tested in Bristol by VENTURER consortium", published: 4 December 2014.

V3.co.uk, "Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Coventry will host driverless car tests", by Dave Neal, published: 4 December 2014.

UoB Press Office, "Multi-million grant will introduce driverless cars to UK roads", published: 4 December 2014.

Bristol Post, "Driverless cars could be on Bristol streets next year: Autumn Statement 2014", by Gavin Thompson, published: 3 December 2014.

SourceWire, "Flying cars, big data and classroom revolutions - Innovisions 2014 takes innovation to the next level" published: 1 December 2014.

The Conversation, "Beyond the ‘poo bus’: the many uses of human waste", by Sarah Jewitt, published: 25 November 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol robotics entrepreneur Silas Adekunle wins people's support at Pitch@Palac" by Gavin Thompson, published: 21 November 2014.

Daily Times, "Could poop soon power smartphones?", published: 20 November 2014.

Malaysian Digest, "Could Poop Soon Power Smartphones? Natural Process Found In Bacteria In Faeces Could Be Used To Improve 'Bio Batteries'", published: 19 November 2014.

Mail Online, "Could POOP soon power smartphones? Natural process found in bacteria in faeces could be used to improve 'bio batteries'", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 19 November 2014.

Laboratory talk, "Human waste fuel cells 'a step closer'", by Robert Smith, published: 19 November 2014.

The Connected Business, "Eco project takes urine seriously", by Adam Jezard, published: 18 November 2014.

Robotics Today, "ECHORD++ Integrates Public Bodies", by Sebastian Weisenburger, published 14 November 2014.

UoB News, "NASA scientist to discuss the limitations of human vision", published: 4 November 2014.

The Engineer, "Honouring yesterday's engineers and the creativity of tomorrow's engineers", by Jason Ford, published: 3 November 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol engineer Joel Gibbard, of Open Bionics, shakes hands with robotic hand he made for man born without one", by Gavin Thompson, published: 29 October 2014.

domain-b.com, "Identifying long-distance threats – new 3D technology could improve CCTV images", published: 21 October 2014.

HITC, "Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel ?", by Mark Piesing, published: 10 October 2014.

The Guardian/The Observer, "Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?", by Mark Piesing, published: 10 October 2014.

Robohub, "Robohub Digest September 2014: Robo-vacuums, regulation, IROS and more", by Jana Witt, Hallie Siegel, published: 6 October 2014.

GMA Network, "Putting the ethics in robotics: Testing Asimov's First Law", by Bea Montenegro, published: 22 September 2014.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory-based Omnidynamics 3D printing business wins best start-up in Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards" by The Bristol Post, published: 17 September 2014.

CNBC, "Charge your phone using ‘urine-tricity’", by Anmar Frangoul, published: 16 September 2014.

Federal News Radio, "Interview: Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory", by Tom Temin, published: 16 September 2014.

io9, "Cool Experiment Puts Asimov's First Law Of Robotics To The Test", by George Dvorsky, published: 15 September 2014.

Fox News, "Could 3D technology revolutionize surveillance?", by Allison Barrie, published: 4 September 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol robotic hand creator makes final of global contest", by Gavin Thompson, published: 3 September 2014.

NDTV Gadgets, "Soon, Urine May Charge Your Smartphones and Tablets", by Indo Asian News Service, published: 4 August 2014.

The Economist, "Pee power. Going to the loo can recharge a smartphone", published: 2 August 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol could be one of first cities for self-drive car", by Sophie Prideaux, published: 31 July 2014.

Bristol Post, "Tech special: Robotics pioneers lead the way to California" by Sammy Payne, published: 16 July 2014.

SouthWest Business, "Centre for Cities: Bristol’s becoming a hotbed for high-tech business", by Mike Ribbeck, published: 11 July 2014.

Bristol Post, "Cable and wires: Vince Cable pays a visit to Bristol Robotic Laboratory", published: 8 July 2014.

BBC Points West, "Vince Cable Visits BRL", published:07 July 2014.

BRL News, "John Cridland CBE, Director-General of the CBI, Visits the Bristol Robotics Laboratory", published: 18 June 2014.

Technology Strategy Board, "‘Magnificent seven’ team up for Robotics Mission", published: 11 June 2014.

Aljazeera, The Cure, "Robots for the Elderly", published: 10 June 2014.

UWE Press Office, "BRL is part of the Long Term Care Revolution", published: 3 June 2014.

BBC News - Business, "Easyjet develops flying robots to inspect aircraft", published: 7 May 2014.

UWE Press Office, "Robots vs Animals: BRL learns from the ingenuity of nature", published: 7 May 2014.

Seatrade Global, "Building robots to battle threats beneath the sea", by Gary Howard, published: 06 May 2014.

UWE Press Office, "BRL Exhibits at Reinvent the Toilet Fair", published: 18 March 2014.

UWE Press Office, "BBC News at Six broadcast from Bristol Robotics Laboratory - 12 March 2014", published: 12 March 2014.

BBC News at Six, "Skills shortage 'threatens UK's hi-tech sector'", by George Alagiah, published: 12 March 2014.

cbbc newsround, "Ricky investigates the world of robots", by Ricky, published: 10 March 2014.

Guardian Liberty Voice, "The Body Extender: Most Advanced Wearable Robot Exoskeleton to Date", by Jennifer Pfalz, published: 9 March 2014.

Inventor Spot, "Human Exoskeleton Is "The Most Complex Wearable Robot" Ever Built", published: March 2014

BRL News, "Minister Counsellor Zhou Xiaoming visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory", published: 11 February 2014.

UWE Press Office, "Royal visitor sees latest robotics at BRL", published: 7 February 2014.

IEEE Spectrum, "Next Generation Robotic Whiskers Promise New Capabilities, More Cuteness", by Evan Ackerman, published: 27 January 2014.

Mail Online, "Could houses be powered by URINE? Scientists generate electricity from bacteria in human waste", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 17 January 2014.

FT Magazine, "Science: Can humans get on with robots?", by Clive Cookson, published: 3 January 2014.

2013

The Washington Post, "Turning robots into surrogates for homebound senior citizens" , by Matt Mcfarland, published: 31 December 2013.

india.com, "Rodents and coffee could inspire space robots in future", published: 29 December 2013.

CNN, "How rodents and coffee could shape future space robots", by Dave Gilbert, published: 28 December 2013.

Chron, "Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine", by Julie Bort, published: 23 December 2013.

The Bath Chronicle, "Meet Nao the robot Bath University researchers hope will help us share ideas", by Bath Chronicle, published: 9 December 2013.

Horizon Magazine, "Integrating smart robots into society", by Rex Merrifield, published: 16 December 2013.

Robotics Tomorrow, "EPSRC Funds Three-Year Project on Human Interaction with Robots", published: 12 December 2013.

The Bath Chronicle, "University of Bath robot research will bridge communication gap", by Bath Chronicle, published: 12 December 2013.

UWE Press Office, "No need to feel left out if there’s a robot about", published: 11 December 2013.

Übergizmo, "Prototype Robotic "Heart" Runs Off Urine", by Edwin Kee, published: 1 December 2013.

domain-b.com, "Pumping fuel in ecobot", published: 11 November 2013.

domain-b.com, "Scientists on way to creating urine-driven robo", published: 11 November 2013.

UWE Press Office, "Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots", published: 8 November 2013.

Computerworld, "No batteries needed! Future robots may run on urine", by Sharon Gaudin, published: 8 November 2013.

Dvice, "Robot heart fueled by human waste", by Robin Burks, published: 8 November 2013.

The Engineer, "Researchers give urine-powered robot new 'heart'", published: 8 November 2013.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol-based Robotic Educational Systems and Technology (Restech) wins £10,000 from Santander", by The Bristol Post, published: 5 November 2013.

BRL News, "BRL Technology Incubatee Restech wins £10,000", published: 5 November 2013.

South Cotswolds Gazette, "Broken bones could be mended with robot-assisted surgery", by Lucy Fulford, published: 25 October 2013.

UWE Press Office, "Robotic technology - enhancing medical practice", published: 7 October 2013.

The Guardian, "Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human…", by Mark Honigsbaum, published: 15 September 2013.

New Scientist, "Robot face lets slime mould show its emotional side", by Celeste Biever, published: 8 August 2013.

BBC News Bristol, "Robotic exoskeleton aids hand movement after stroke", by Emma Hallett, published: 2 August 2013.

Mail Online, "Meet the amazing robots that can move like animals, communicate with humans and even dance and draw", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 1 August 2013

Oil Price, "University Researchers Use Urine as a Source of Energy", by Joao Peixe, published: 27 July 2013.

Energy Live News,"Wee-charge your mobile phone", by Priyanka Shrestha, published: 19 July 2013.

Parda Phash, "Recharge your Mobile phone with urine!", by Nitish Kapoor, published: 18 July 2013.

The Green Car Webisite, "Mobile phone runs off pee-powered battery charger", by Faye Sunderland, published: 18 July 2013.

iDigital Times, "Urine Found to have Power to Charge Cell Phones", by Nupur Jha, published: 18 July 2013.

Science News Daily, "Urine-powered mobile phone charger lets you spend a penny to make a call", Daily coverage of the most popular science and technology news.

International Digital Times, "Urine Phone Charging: How Did Scientists Charge Samsung Mobile Phone With Human Waste Product?", by Sanna Chu, published: 17 July 2013.

CBS Phylly, "British Researchers Developing Urine-Powered Electronic Devices", published: 17 July 2013.

metro, "Dead battery? Scientists use human urine to charge cell phones", By Courtney M. Fowler, published: 17 July 2013.

ABC News, "British scientists find human urine is capable of recharging mobile phones", by Mary Ann Jolley, published: 17 July 2013.

CBS News, "Urine-powered cell phones?", by Danielle Elliot, published: 17 July 2013.

Extreme Tech, "Scientists create urine-powered fuel cell that can recharge a mobile phone", by Sebastian Anthon, published: 17 July 2013.

Discovery News, "Urine Powers Mobile Phone", by AFP, published: 17 July 2013.

ABC Science, "Scientists power phone using urine", published: 17 July 2013.

The Independent, "Video: Urine-powered mobile phone charger lets you spend a penny to make a call", by James Vincent, published: 17 July 2013.

digitalone, "Scientists power mobile phone using urine", published: 17 July 2013.

hindustan times, "Human pee can charge your cell phone", published: 17 July 2013.

stuff.co.nz "Mobile phone powered by urine", published: 17 July 2013.

dna india, "Soon, mobile phones to get powered with urine", published: 17 July 2013.

The Australian News, "Scientists power phone using urine", published: 17 July 2013.

Belfast Telegraph, "Urine could charge mobile phones", published: 17 July 2013.

Mail Online, "British scientists unveil the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 17 July 2013.

Mirror, "Boffins discover a way to power mobile phones with URINE", by Martin Newman, published: 17 July 2013.

Orange, "Urine could charge mobile phones", published: 17 July 2013.

The Sunday Morning Herald, "Scientists power mobile phone with urine", by AFP, published: 17 July 2013.

UWE Press Office, "Mobile phone runs on urine power", published: 16 July 2013.

CNET, "Phone out of juice? Scientists want to recharge it with urine", by Christopher MacManus, published: 16 July 2013

The Telegraph, "Call of nature: mobile phone charged using urine", by Richarg Gray, published: 16 July 2013.

Live Science, "Cellphone Needs Charging? Urine Luck" by Marc Lallanilla, published: 16 July 2013.

Asian Image, "Could urine charge your mobile phone?", published: 16 July 2013.

Khaleej Times, "Mobile phone powered using urine", published: 16 July 2013.

Yahoo News, "Urine could charge mobile phones", by Press Association, published: 16 July 2013.

The Courier, "About as eco as it gets — Bristol scientists reveal urine-powered mobile phones", by Press Association, published: 16 July 2013.

Huffington Post, "Charge Your Phone With Urine? Scientists Say It's Possible Using Microbial Fuel Cells", by Sara Gates, published: 16 July 2013.

PHYS ORG, "Scientists power mobile phone using urine", published: 16 July 2013.

BBC News Bristol, "Bristol scientists use urine to charge mobile phone", published: 16 July 2013.

Business Weekly, "Humans to rule on robot competence", by Kate Sweeney, published: 11 July 2013.

ROBOTS.NET, Random Robot Roundup: "The Bristol Robotics Lab has started a new program to make robots more 'trustworthy' - in this context, 'trustier' means 'safer'.", published: 8 July 2013.

UoB Press Office, "New £1.2 million research project to make robots more trustworthy", published: 2 July 2013.

UoB Press Office, "Humanoid robot that sees and maps", published: 1 July 2013.

BBC News, Bristol, "Robot operates on 1,000th prostate cancer patient", published: 20 June 2013.

The Telegraph, "Man and Robot: where will the story end?", by Will Storr, published: 20 June 2013.

SouthWestBusiness, "Ecotricity donates £65,000 car to Bristol researchers", by The Citizen, Gloucestershire, published: 18 June 2013.

PHYS ORG, "Humanoid robot that sees and maps", published: 2 June 2013.

New Scientist, "Gliding robot mimics flying fish", by Paul Marks, published:19 May 2013.

IEEE Spectrum, "Shrewbot Uses Whiskers to Map Its Environment", by Evan Ackerman, published: 9 May 2013.

BRL News, "Run like a robot", published: 22 April 2013.

BRL News, "Red Bull Soapbox Race", published: 3 April 2013.

AZoCleantech, "Microbial Fuel Cell Turns Human Waste into Power", published: 14 March 2013.

New Scientist, "3D-printed cyborg muscle produces artificial heartbeat", by Sandrine Ceurstemont, published: 21 February 2013.

AZoCleantech, "Environmentally Friendly Robots", by Kris Walker, published: 31 January 2013.

Laser Focus World, "Would you "iRobot" with Jules?", by Gail Overton, published: January 2013.

2012

ZDNet, "Wastewater treatment robot is fueled by human sewage", by Heather Clancy, published: 26 December 2012.

Reflex Magazine, "Belly of the Robo-Beast", by DGR, published: Reflex December 2012, Number 19.

BRL News, "Safe and Trustworthy Autonomous Assistive Robots (STAARs)", published: 6 December 2012.

EcoChunk, "EcoBot III: A Poo-powered robot to clean wastewater", by Anupam Jolly, published: 4 December 2012.

Design & Trend.com, "EcoBot III: Innovative Robot for Sewage Treatment", published: 3 December 2012.

Truthdive, "Now, poo powered robot to cut energy costs at sewage plants", by News Desk, published: 1 December 2012.

BBC News, CBBC News Round, "The poo powered robot invented by Bristol scientists", published: 30 November 2012.

Digital Journal, "EcoBot-III turns human waste into electricity", by Greta McClan, published: 30 November 2012.

Softpedia, "Spotlight: Poo-Powered Robot Eats Wastewater, Then Goes to the Bathroom", by Laura Sinpetru, published: 30 November 2012.

Mashable, "This Robot Runs on Sewage Waste", by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, published: 29 November 2012.

PHYS ORG, "EcoBotIII: Sewage-powered robot launched", by phys.org, published: 29 November 2012.

This is Bristol, "Science boffins make electricity from sewage", by John Houseman, published: 28 November 2012.

South West Business, "Cutting-edge robotics star in Minister’s Bristol visit", by The Post, published: 14 November 2012.

BRL News, "Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy'", published: 12 November 2012.

Zelo Research, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Elumotion", published: 14 October 2012.

Forbes, "EcoBots: A Real Life Back To The Future Car, Only Greener", published: 9 September 2012.

FIRA 2012 and TAROS 2012 - August 2012

The Eword, "'Robot Olympics' comes to Bristol", published: 24 August 2012.

BBC NEWS Technology, "Robots compete in their own 'Olympics' games", by Jane Wakefield, published: 23 August 2012.

Huffington Post UK, "RoboWorldCup 2012: British Teams Compete In Mechanical Olympiad", By Michael Rundle, published: 23/08/2012.

This is Bristol, "Going for gold in robot Olympics", published: 22 August 2012.

BBC News, Bristol, "Robots in Bristol for FIRA RoboWorld Cup", published: 19 August 2012.

A to Z of Robotics, "Britain to Host FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012", by Kalwinder Kaur, published: 16 August 2012.

Science City Bristol, "RoboWorld Cup comes to Bristol", published: 13 August 2012.

Miscellaneous

Daily Mail, "The robot built from a Playstation and household junk which could one day help sweep for underwater mines", by Eddie Wrenn, published: 6 July 2012.

YUDU, "Science Fiction" page 65, "Robots are the future: Affirmative", Page 76, published: 14 June 2012.

YUDU, "£16m boost for UK robotics", page 16, published: 14 June 2012.

BRL Official Opening - May 2012

BBC News, Newsbeat, "Robot laboratory opens in Bristol to help fight cancer", published: 29 May 2012.

Voidnoise, "The UK’s largest robotics lab opens in Bristol", published: 11 May 2012.

Bristol 24-7, "Britain’s biggest robot lab opens for business in Bristol", by John Fox-Clinch, published: 11 May 2012.

UWE Press Office, "BRL Official Opening", published: 10 May 2012.

Robot-House, "The UK’s largest robotics lab opens in Bristol", by Alex Sleat, published: 10 May 2012.

BBC News, Bristol, "The UK's largest robotics laboratory opens in Bristol", published: 10 May 2012.

BBC News, Bristol, "Robots of the future designed at new Bristol laboratory", by Dave Harvey, published: 10 May 2012.

The IE&T, "Bristol opens new university robotics labratory", by Abi Grogan, published: 10 May 2012.

ITV News, West, "Robotics lab opens in Bristol", by Rebecca Broxton, published: 10 May 2012.

Techradar, "UK's biggest-ever robot research centre opens for business, Bristol 'bots readied for Judgement Day",  by Marc Chacksfield, published: 10 May 2012.

This is Bristol, "UK's biggest robot laboratory opens in Bristol", published: 10 May 2012.

EPSRC, "£16 million boost for UK robotics", by EPSRC Press Office, published: 10 May 2012.

BRL News, "FIRA 2012 RobotWorld Cup and TAROS 2012", published: 7 Apr 2012.

wired.co.uk, "Meet the self-sustaining machine that can forage for its own fuel", by Matt Hussey, published: 16 March 2012.

BRL News, "Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design", published: 20 January 2012.

UoB Press Office, "Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design", published: 20 January 2012.

2011

The Guardian, "Tech Weekly podcast: BlueCava's tracking technology, Robotville at the Science Museum", by Aleks Krotoski and Scott Cawley, published: 29 November 2011.

University of Bristol, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory receives Grand Challenges Explorations funding", by Joanne Fryer, published: 8 November 2011.

BRL News, "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation", published: 7 November 2011.

BRL News, "David Willetts meets RoboThespian™ at UWE", published: 26 September 2011.

SW Innovation News, "Bristol Robotics Lab to host Robot World Cup", published: 23 February 2011.

Science City Bristol, "Robotics in the South West", by Oliver Lee, published: 15 February 2011.

The Royal Society, "Active touch sensing", Audio Recording, Session 7 - Professor Tony Pipe, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK, published: 2 February 2011.

2010

BBC News, Bristol, "'Robot carers' developed in Bristol laboratory", published: 8 November 2010.

BBC Bristol, "Bristol scientist 'revolutionises' robots with new device", published: 11 October 2010.

cnet, "Holy crap! Scientists create pooping robot", by Tim Hornyak, published: 21 July 2010.

PHYS ORG, "Self-sustaining robot has an artificial gut", by Lin Edwards, published: 20 July 2010.

BBC News, "Bath and Bristol universities aim for car fuel from CO2", published: 24 March 2010.

2009

Daily News America, Rat-like robot uses sensory techology to revolutionize rescue missions, by Christine Roberts, published: 2 July 2009.

World Press, "Scale-up of Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment", by Richard, published: 28 May 2009.

2008

geek.com, "Jules robot mimics emotions in real-time", by Matthew Humphries, published:17 November 2008.

This is Bristol, "West robot mimics human expressions", published: 13 November 2008.

The Telegraph, "Robot head designed in Britain can mimic your emotions in real time", by Matthew Moore, published: 12 November 2008.

Mail Online, "Pictured: The robot that can pull faces just like a human being" by Daily Mail Reporter, published: 12 November 2008.

UK Network for Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics, "Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL)", by Chris, published: 6 September 2008.

2006

BBC News, "What happened to the Robot Age?", by Jonathan Duffy, published: 27 January 2006.

2005

BBC News, "Advanced robotics lab for city", published: 14 December 2005.

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BRL facts and figures
Brief BRL Lab Specification

  • BRL covers an area of approximately 3,500 sqm
  • BRL consists of twenty six Research Bays
  • All six BRL Laboratories comply to Containment Level 2 (CL2) standard
  • BRL facilities include two Flying Arenas.
  • The Large Flying Arena is equipped with an Infrared Motion Tracking System and an overhead camera

Laboratory Facilities

  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Hazardous Test
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Polymers
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Wet Lab

Research Themes

  • Aerial robots
  • Assisted Living
  • Bioenergy & Self Sustainable
  • Biomimetic and neuro-robotics
  • Medical robotics
  • Non-linear robotics
  • Robot vision
  • Safe human robot interaction
  • Self-repairing robotic systems
  • Smart automation
  • Soft robotics
  • Swarm robotics
  • Unconventional computation
  • Verification & validation

Range of Staff Disciplines

  • Aerodynamicists
  • Biologists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Computer Scientists
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Material Scientists
  • Mathematicians
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Surgeons
  • Psychologists
  • Philosophers

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