Pint of Science brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. Taking place each May, Heriot-Watt scientists join colleagues from the University of Edinburgh at various venues for a pint and a chat.
You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them).
Maybe the robot invasion could be a good thing?
Sci-fi fantasies and rampant media speculation have led to widespread concern over the impact of robotic developments. But are these fears ill-founded? Join us at the Safari Lounge for a dose of optimism from some of the UK's foremost robotics researchers, Prof Ruth Aylett and Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy. Please note that this event takes place on the lower ground floor and is not accessible for those with impaired mobility.
Future of Human-robot interaction & communications
People communicate verbally: by speaking to one another, and non-verbally: through our actions, expressions and gestures. To realise the potential of human-robot interaction we need our robots to master both modes of communication. In the final ‘Tech Me Out' event, Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh researchers Dr Frank Broz and Dr Korin Richmond will expand on their respective research in non-verbal human-robot interaction, and in automatic speech synthesis.
Larger than Life
What weighs more than all mammals on earth? Is larger than all mammals and vertebrates? Larger than all living things we can see? Welcome to the hugely abundant world of microbes! Put revulsion aside for an evening to discover the welcome role they play and discover the fascinating microcosm that we share everything with. And have some drinks and fun along the way! Featuring Heriot-Watt's Dr Tony Gutierrrez.
If you would like to get involved with Pint of Science 2018, contact HW Engage.