Latest research news
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 Mar 2015 2:41pm
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 Mar 2015 12:11pm
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 Mar 2015 3:04pm
The results of the one-off 2015 SSAHRI Multidisciplinary Research Grant competition have been announced. The competition attracted seven applications of which three have been awarded SSAHRI funding. All the applications provided evidence of imaginative and dynamic collaborations across the Schools, as well as multidisciplinary linkages between SSAHRI researchers and colleagues located elsewhere in the University.
13 Mar 2015 11:07am
KASPAR, the University of Hertfordshire’s social robot, has been recognised as one of the most important university science research projects in the UK and is being showcased at a high profile science fair in London today.
12 Mar 2015 10:04am
Graduates from Britain’s top research universities could help our food industry become the best in the world, say expert panel
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs today joined industry leaders and academics to give her backing to a cross-sector task force recommending greater cooperation between universities and agri-food companies to accelerate Britain to the top of the global food economy.
12 Mar 2015 10:01am
The Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institue (SSAHRI) Annual Report 2013/4 has been published.
10 Mar 2015 11:28am
People in Hertfordshire are being asked to give their views and talk about their experiences of acquiring food in the UK for a University of Hertfordshire research project.
09 Mar 2015 10:29am
Scientists at the University of Hertfordshire have designed and built a new type of instrument for climate research that is capable of detecting and analysing microscopic airborne particles at altitudes twice as high as a commercial jet flies.
06 Mar 2015 11:57am
The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics (PAM) saw the launch of the PAM colloquia series, a forum where important new research results of areas relevant to the PAM community are presented by renowned researchers from institutions across the UK.
05 Mar 2015 3:37pm
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and a team of European partners have developed a prototype of a robotic glove which stroke sufferers can use in their own home to support rehabilitation and personal independence in receiving therapies.
05 Mar 2015 11:03am
Dr Daniele Moyal-Sharrock is an invited keynote speaker at a conference on Wittgenstein Approaches to Moral Philosophy taking place at the University of Leuven, Belgium on September 17-19, 2015.
05 Mar 2015 9:01am
Professor Humphrey Rang has delivered a seminar on Pharmacology in a series of publicly available seminar evenings within the School of Life and Medical Sciences.
25 Feb 2015 9:57am
Scientists from the School of Life and Medical Sciences have cracked a code the governs infections, which had previously hidden in plain sight.
24 Feb 2015 5:24pm
Lucy Brown and Lyndsay Duthie, Film and Television Programme Leaders within the School of Creative Arts, took a very special trip to the Land of Oz - but not before making a quick detour in their ruby slippers to the Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
17 Feb 2015 12:00pm