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Draughts playing robots at the University of Hertfordshire

Draughts playing robots at the University of Hertfordshire

A pair of ‘Baxter’ robots have joined the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire. The two robots are able to interact with people and have now ‘learnt’ to play a game of draughts. One robot is used for undergraduate teaching and the other for post-graduate research.

25 March 2015
With robot helpers entering our homes in the not-too-distant future, how much trust do you have in them?

With robot helpers entering our homes in the not-too-distant future, how much trust do you have in them?

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have delved into the world of human-robot collaboration and found that the vast majority of people will blindly follow a robot’s requests.

23 March 2015
University wins Guardian award for Student Experience

University wins Guardian award for Student Experience

The University of Hertfordshire’s Active Students team are the proud winners of a prestigious Guardian University Award which was presented at a ceremony in London last night.

19 March 2015
New research into perfectionism discovers links with OCD

New research into perfectionism discovers links with OCD

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have found that people with ‘perfectionist’ personality traits show remarkably similar problems in their thinking to those diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

17 March 2015

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    Applications for the University of Hertfordshire reach an all-time high

    Applications for the University of Hertfordshire reach an all-time high

    The University of Hertfordshire has seen a significant increase in applications from potential students wanting a place at the University.

    30 January 2015

  • A new Hertfordshire network to aim higher

    A new Hertfordshire network to aim higher

    The University of Hertfordshire has received a grant of £324,000 to form a collaborative outreach network working with potential students in Hertfordshire from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    8 January 2015

  • Hertfordshire history research ranked top in the country for impact

    Hertfordshire history research ranked top in the country for impact

    History research at The University of Hertfordshire has been rated as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in this year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.

    18 December 2014

  • Resident views sought on sustainable living

    Resident views sought on sustainable living

    Residents of Grand Union Village in Northolt are being asked to give their views on what it is like living in a neighbourhood that has been designed to encourage sustainable living for a University of Hertfordshire research project.

    22 July 2014

  • Can England still bring home the World Cup from Brazil?

    Can England still bring home the World Cup from Brazil?

    Football success in Brazil may not be over yet for England. Although England’s national team failed to make the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup, the University of Hertfordshire’s robot football team, the ‘Bold Hearts’, is set to fly out to Brazil next week to compete in the 2014 RoboCup robotics world championship – taking place in João Pessoa, Brazil, 19 – 24 July 2014.

    11 July 2014

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