Edinburgh International Sicence Festival

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition


I facilitated a squishy robot workshop introducing the public to e-textiles to challenge them to create a soft robot they can trust using waste materials.

As well as hands-on activities, which also included a robot petting zoo, a live soft robotics battle, robot crafting, and live laser alignment in the £22.4m facility’s Precision Laser Applications lab, guests enjoyed talks from leading Heriot-Watt scientists and students. Professor in Developmental Psychology, Thusha Rajendran, spoke on humans’ cognitive ability to trust robots and AI, robotics CDT student Alexandre Colle shared insights into the use of design and aesthetics in robotics, and Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Dr Marta Romeo discussed her research into building trust with assistive technologies in social wellbeing and healthcare.
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh , United KingdomShow on map