Rescue robotics or outer space robotics play a vital role in extremely harsh environments such as those with very high or low temperatures, or those containing radioactive or toxic substances.
Join Yihua Hu, group head of electrical engineering at the University of York and Fellow of the Institute for Engineering and Technology (IET), to find out how a laser-powered ‘puppet’ could tackle such environmental challenges without sacrificing the mission.
You might also be interested in another Institute for Safe Autonomy talk: The Autonomous Robot Evolution Project - book your free tickets here. Plus there will be free, family-friendly tours and activities at the Institute for Safe Autonomy on this day.
About the speaker
Yihua Hu is the group head of electrical engineering at the University of York and Fellow of the Institute for Engineering and Technology (IET). He was awarded the Royal Society Industry Fellowship and EPSRC Power Electronics Centre Impact Acceleration Fellowship in 2020 and 2017, respectively. He has published 150 journal papers and is the author of 15 patents. His research interests include renewable generation, electric vehicles, smart energy conversion systems and non-destructive test technology. His research output was a finalist for the Technology transfer category of the IET Innovation Awards 2019.