Researchers from three MPLS departments are heading to the Royal Society this week to showcase their research. The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is one of the UK's foremost science fairs - a free, week-long festival celebrating the cutting edge of UK science.
The stalls that involve Oxford research are:
Robots in the Danger Zone - Dr Maurice Fallon and others from the Department of Engineering Science's Oxford Robotics Institute will be demonstrating their research into robotics for inspection of dirty, dull and dangerous places, specifically with walking robots, such as their quadruped ANYmal. The stand is being presented by the ORCA Robotics Hub. See a video of the group's work here.
Living on the Moon! - an interactive experience highlighting the progress of lunar science since the Apollo 11 Moon landings 50 years ago. The exhibit illustrates the journey from Moon landing, to Lunar sample science, to the current generation of Moon rovers looking for water on the Moon, and provides a look forward to the next 50 years and a vision of a permanent human presence on the Moon. (Researcher: Dr Neil Bowles from the Department of Physics.)
In Your Element - 150 years of the periodic table: Investigating the elements that are essential to life. Biogeochemists from the Department of Earth Sciences' OceanBug team are presenting the journey of elements from the earth’s crust through the ocean and ultimately to feed life throughout Earth’s history. The exhibit is led by the University of Warwick.
Medical Sciences Division are also represented through the exhibit Breathing with your Brain, involving researchers in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neuroscience.
For full information about the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019 visit their website.