It started back in 2000 where a group of Physicists decided to make a robot for the BBC show Robot Wars; and so Infinity was born! We competed in the 6th series but lost in the 1st round. But during the Extreme2 (University Challenges) we managed to get as far as the final but lost against Tiberius3. But hey! We came runner up!
After a few years people lost interest in Robot Wars and so the BBC cancelled the shows as it didn’t have enough viewers. Infinity showed up occasionally for some Robot Wars related events such as Roaming Robots, Robots Live etc. We are very good friends with RAZER and have done many events together including the Robot Wars at Aberystwyth Arts Center back in 2003.
To date I build interactive robots as they can be put in any situation rather than the fighting robots. Back in 2009 we decided to build K-9 and the reaction we had from him at different conventions was amazing. During one of the conventions called “Invasion of the Daleks” at the Fleet Air Arm in Yeovil, where at least 20 daleks attend. We decided to create Dalek Doris which was finally completed in July 2012 and has attended numerous events and even taken part in a Panto!! – www.dalekdoris.co.uk
June 2014 saw the official launch of the latest member of the family in the form of that iconic droid from the Star Wars films R2D2. Two years in construction and countless hours of fabrication, the new droid was released.
Steve has expertise in electronic and engineering fabrication, is enhanced DBS/CRB holder, and is level 1 and 2 Safeguarding child protection.
Her interests are in modelling how children learn on a robotic platform. In particular constructing longitudinal models of learning and investigating how play can be used as a mechanism for discovering new knowledge.
Helen’s research is in the field of computer graphics and virtual environments. She has a BSc (2010) and PhD (2014) in Computer Science from Bangor University. She moved to Aberystwyth in 2014 to work as PDRA on the HeritageTogether project, collecting 3D digital recordings of neolithic archeology sites in Wales. In 2015 she became a lecturer for the department. Since 2016, Helen has been working as part of Aberystwyth University’s ExoMars team, simulating images from the perspective of the PanCam instrument led by UCL/MSSL.
Helen is very interested in engaging with the public and communicating science, helping to plan and run outreach activities that aim to spark an interest in science and computer science. She helps run the Aberystwyth Robotic Club, leading the advanced group, and co-leads development of Barnes the full-scale model of the ExoMars rover.
Helen is a member of the BCS, and is on the committees for BCSWomen and BCS Mid Wales. In 2017, Helen became chair of the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, an annual conference for undergraduate women in computing.
I am an Associate Lecturer and Science Outreach officer for the Institute of Maths, Physics and Computer Science at Aberystwyth University.
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