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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Health and Life Sciences webinar

2 June 2020

Third in the series of COVID-19 webinars, the Bristol Neuroscience Research Network was delighted to welcome Dr Sabine Hauert, Assistant Professor in Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol.

Sabine Hauert's research focusses in designing swarms that work in large numbers (>1000), and at small scales (<1 cm). Profoundly cross-disciplinary, Sabine works between Engineering Mathematics, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, and Life Sciences. Before joining the University of Bristol, Sabine engineered swarms of nanoparticles for cancer treatment at MIT, and deployed swarms of flying robots at EPFL.

Sabine is also President and Co-founder of Robohub.org, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the world.

She is one of the technical experts for the University's COVID-19 response, and was recently awarded a Nesta UK, in in partnership with Wellcome TrustCloudera Foundation, and Omidyar NetworkCollective Intelligence Grant. The £500,000 fund suppported experiments that could generate actionable insight on how to advance collective intelligence to solve social problems. She and her team will test whether a swarm of 100 small robots interacting with people in a crowd can facilitate new social interactions and opinion sharing that can help groups to reach a consensus.

Here she talks about her work creating swarms and the use of robotics in treating cancer. 

Watch the video

Further information

The next webinar will be taking place on 17 June 2020 with Dr Caswell Barry from University College London. 

Bristol Neuroscience is supported by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute. Nuturing Research. Improving Health.

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