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AIMS at Oxford Science Festival


Students from AIMS – the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems - are taking part in this year’s Science Festival at the Town Hall, Oxford.

“Can you beat the robot?”
Saturday 25 June, 12 noon – 5pm, with Max Igl, Adam Cobb, Rowan Border and Ivan Kiskin.
Have you ever thought of yourself as humanity’s last chance? Want to test your skills battling a robot? The AIMS group at Oxford will be holding a tournament where you will get to test your wits against an (admittedly not too frightening) enemy robot by controlling one yourself. At the same time, you will be able to get to know the basic building blocks of robotics, namely vision, control, perception and planning. 

Sunday 26 June, 1pm – 5pm, with Jack Hunt.
“How can computers see?”
We humans have the ability to walk in to a room and see objects, recognise shapes and identify colours. It is an ability which is natural to us, but not to computers. How can we build machines that are able to see as we do, identify and understand as we do? How can we give computers perception and understanding?

There is no need to book for either event.  More information about the science festival here: