Virtual Robotics

Virtual Robotics

Following on from Virtual Social Science and Virtual Life Science, Virtual Robotics is another innovative partnership between Rawmarsh Community SchoolSheffield Robotics and lead artist Paul Evans.

Together, this innovative collaboration has supported young people from a disadvantaged community in a process of creative engagement in cutting-edge research and enabled them to communicate through art and digital technologies, as well as accessing university ideas and raising aspirations.

Over the course of two intensive days, pupils from Year 9 & 10 have researched, designed and developed a series of artworks based on the work of researchers working in the field of robotics. Virtual Robotics has been designed to give these young people an introduction to the opportunities offered at the University of Sheffield, a unique insight into the lives of a number of leading robotics researchers, and an understanding of how to develop a career in robotics.

Students worked with Sheffield Robotics academics to develop their visions of the research they do. Once this is done, an exciting on-line virtual exhibition of their work will be showcased, with the help of artist Paul Evans who will work with the young people to realise their ideas. This is widening participation, but in an innovative and engaging format, one that places young people at the heart of the process.

The project website can be viewed here.