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Robotics Researchers Visit Local School with Special Guest Superhero

IAC robotics outreach at southville school

Dr Yannick Verbelen introducing a submersible robot to the schoolchildren

Ironamn suit at southville school - robotics outreach

The 'Nuclear Iron Man' suit in action

26 July 2018

A number of researchers from the School of Physics recently visited a local primary school to introduce the children to robotics and the wide range of exciting equipment in use at the University of Bristol.

The group was led by Professor Tom Scott and included Yannick Verbelen, Freddie Russell-Pavier, Johnny Teague and Dean Connor, all from the Interface Analysis Centre

The researchers spoke to primary school children from Southville School about different types of robots and demonstrated some more unusual designs, such as crawler and submersible machines, explaining why these are useful for dangerous environments.

Nuclear Iron Man

The centrepiece of the visit was the 'nuclear iron man' suit, which entertained the children whilst also introducing the idea of a full-body, technologically-enhanced protective suit for hazardous nuclear conditions.

Further information

University Outreach

If you are a school or college interested in engaging with outreach activities from the University of Bristol, information is available on the School of Physics and Faculty of Engineering websites.

You can also contact the South West Nuclear Hub for more information.

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