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GMIT invites schoolchildren to take part in National Robot Art Challenge

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GMIT’s Department of Computer Science and Applied Physics is inviting primary and secondary schoolchildren to take part in a national art competition called the Robot Art Challenge.

DAVE the robot reminds people to clean hands at UHG

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Researchers at NUI Galway and clinicians in University Hospital Galway have trialled the use of a robot called DAVE to prompt people to wash their hands.

Robot and high tech vehicles to feature at GMIT Careers Fair

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This year’s GMIT Careers Fair, taking place on Monday, September 30, will have a futuristic element with Intel showcasing a peeper robot and Jaguar Land Rover exhibiting one of its high-tech vehicles.

Project shows robots can help dementia sufferers

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A research project led by NUI Galway has established that companion robots can have a positive impact on older people living with dementia. Such is the impact of this research, it has been featured in a new European Commission study analysing the impact on society of EU-funded research and innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. The MARIO project is among 25 projects credited, and the only one in Ireland, with having had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years. The project is also being featured across Europe this week on the EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.

Local researcher helps develop soft robot to help heart to pump

An innovative soft robotic sleeve which can help a heart to beat has been developed by researchers including Dr Ellen Roche of National University of Ireland Galway. The soft robotic sleeve wraps around the organ, twisting and compressing in synch with the beating heart, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.

Four Mayo schools at BT Young Scientist Exhibition which opens today

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Take your imagination into outer space this new year and plan a visit to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017, Ireland’s most spectacular science and technology showcase.

Galway to host World Robotic Sailing Championship

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For the first time Galway city is to host the seventh World Robotic Sailing Championships (WRSC2014) next week. The event will see fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length, compete in a series of short distance racing, navigation, and autonomy challenges, taking place around the port of Galway.

St Gerald’s scoops more robotics prizes

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St Gerald’s College, Castlebar, picked up three more robotics prizes last weekend, when students from the school won the second National Mini Sumo Robot Championship in Galway. The Castlebar based school saw off competition from 17 other schools to lift the title. The team of Matthew Moran and Cian Ruane took on a raft of challengers, including a second team from their own school comprising John Dolan and Dara Coll in the final of the competition.

Robot enthusiasts get funding for novel business

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A pair of science and technology students from Castlebar have turned their passion for Lego and robots into a unique start-up company and won themselves a grant to develop their business.

Driverless cars to save rural Ireland?

There was quite a kerfuffle last week with an embarrassing act of public stupidity by Kerry Co. Council. As you know, independent councillor Danny Healy-Rae put forward the ridiculous idea that people in rural Ireland should be allowed to drink and drive.

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