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10th January 2006: Going where no robot has gone before

Promising to bring one of his stable of extreme-environment robots to meet the audience, Dr. Paul Newman of the Oxford Robotics laboratory will talk about sending our metal friends into nuclear reactors, deep-sea diving, and other tight corners where humans would find it hard to survive.

How can (do) we make machines move and navigate in our everyday, benign, environments as well as in harsher settings - like Mars or the deep ocean? What makes it so hard?

And why might we want these machines in the first place?

Come along and join us at 7pm in Blackwells Main Bookshop, Broad Street, Oxford.
No scientific background required.

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