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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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    New international collaboration to protect the world’s crops

    New international collaboration to protect the world’s crops

    Experts from the UK and India are working together to identify and develop novel environmentally-sustainable strategies to control plant pests, known as plant-parasitic nematodes or eelworms, to ensure global food production and security. This project is funded by the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).

    7 July 2014

  • Employment rates rises for Hertfordshire graduates

    Employment rates rises for Hertfordshire graduates

    The University of Hertfordshire has received its highest graduate employment rate for ten years, climbing 45 places in the national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and is ranked in the top two universities in the East of England region behind Cambridge*.

    3 July 2014

  • UK astronomers debate involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

    UK astronomers debate involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

    Astronomers, including Janet Drew from the University of Hertfordshire, will discuss the case for UK involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST) on Monday 23 June at the National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth. The LSST will be sited at Cerro Pachón in the Chilean Andes and will have a primary mirror 8.4 metres in diameter, making it one of the largest single telescopes in the world, as well as the world’s largest digital camera, comprising 3.2 billion pixels. It will achieve first light in 2020 and its main sky survey will begin in 2022.

    23 June 2014

  • The University of Hertfordshire is among the top in the world

    The University of Hertfordshire is among the top in the world

    The University of Hertfordshire is one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings.

    1 May 2014

  • Online survey reveals new epidemic of sleeplessness

    Online survey reveals new epidemic of sleeplessness

    - Nearly six in ten (59%) people in Britain are sleep deprived - 78% of people are exposed to disruptive blue light from computers and smartphones before going to bed - Only 10% of people strongly agree that they have pleasant dreams

    4 April 2014

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