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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 Mar 2015 2:41pm

  • 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 Mar 2015 12:11pm

  • 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 Mar 2015 3:04pm

  • Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Multidisciplinary Research Grants Competition 2015

    Winners Announced in the SSAHRI Multidisciplinary Research Grants Competition 2015

    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

  • Praise and recognition for KASPAR the social robot

    Praise and recognition for KASPAR the social robot

    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

    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

  • SSAHRI Annual Report 2013/4

    SSAHRI Annual Report 2013/4

    The Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institue (SSAHRI) Annual Report 2013/4 has been published.

    10 Mar 2015 11:28am

  • Local resident views sought on food and later life

    Local resident views sought on food and later life

    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

  • New instrument for NASA unmanned aircraft

    New instrument for NASA unmanned aircraft

    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

  • Launch of the PAM Colloquia series

    Launch of the PAM Colloquia series

    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

  • Robots for stroke rehabilitation

    Robots for stroke rehabilitation

    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

  • Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy

    Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy

    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 comes to the University of Hertfordshire

    Professor Humphrey Rang comes to the University of Hertfordshire

    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

  • Research cracks the code

    Research cracks the code

    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

  • On the yellow brick road from Hatfield to Oz - with a VIP stopover in Hollywood!

    On the yellow brick road from Hatfield to Oz - with a VIP stopover in Hollywood!

    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

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