3D-printed robots from the School of Computer Science were one of the highlights of a recent national engineering event.
Dr John Murray took MARC (Multi-Actuated Robotic Companion) to the Get up to Speed with Engineering and Manufacturing event in Sheffield on Tuesday, 8th April.
MARC is one of two robots being used to help scientists understand how more realistic long-term relationships might be developed between humans and androids. The design of MARC is supplied by the open source project InMoov (www.inmoov.fr).
Dr Murray also demonstrated 3D printed quadrocopters – the latest sensation in aerial remote control aircraft. Visitors were able to watch the on-board footage as they recorded the event and also learned how to build and fly the machines.
All exhibits at Get up to Speed offered the chance to see the fundamental roles design, engineering and manufacturing have played in the success of different innovations.
Other activities included a Formula 1 simulator; the World’s First F3 Racing Car made entirely from sustainable and renewable materials; and a visit from Paralympic cycling gold medallist Mark Colbourne MBE.