Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the News

BRL in the News

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is recognised as the largest robotics laboratory of its type in the UK. Home to a community of over 200 academics, researchers and businesses who are leading current thinking in nouvelle and service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering. As a result BRL often becomes the subject of news comment and press articles.

“Bristol Robotics Laboratory brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be world leading in this fascinating and exciting area of science.”

Rt Hon David Willetts, at the BRL Launch
Minister of State for Universities and Science
2010 - 2014


Imaging and Machine Vision Europe, "Food for thought", published: 20 February 2019.

Environment Journal, "Energy generating ‘smart bricks’ on display in London gallery", by Thomas Barrett, published: 19 February 2019.

UWE Press Office, "UWE Bristol smart brick technology stars in installation at renowned London art gallery", by Marc Rath, published: 14 February 2019.

Business Leader, "RSM Event: Can robotic technology plug the UK production gap?", by Barney Cotton, published: 14 February 2019.

Leadership, "Nigerians in Diaspora: Silas Adekunle — UK-based Nigerian Robotics Engineer", by Kingsley Opurum, published: 10 February 2019.

SouthWest Business, "UWE Bristol to offer robotics and automation support for South West SMEs", published: 1 February 2019.

Business Leader, "Robotics and automation support for West of England SMEs", by Barney Cotton, published: 31 January 2019.

Market Reseach Blog, "Open Bionics, The UK-based Tech Startup has Raised $5.9 Million in Series-A Funding for its Affordable 3D Printed Bionic Limbs", by Sandali Tiwari, published: 24 January 2019.

ADS Advance, "UK manufacturers see AI as key to future industrial inspection", published: 25 January 2019.

BBC News, "Bristol scientists design smart trousers with artificial muscles", published: 25 January 2019.

Business Leader, "Britain – What does the future hold?", by Barney Cotton, published: 21 January 2019.

Tech Crunch, "Open Bionics closes $5.9M Series A for its affordable and cool bionic limbs", by Mike Butcher, published: 14 January 2019.

3D Printing Industry, "Open Bionics raises $5.9 million to make affordable 3D printed bionic limbs", by Beau Jackson, published: 11 January 2019.

UWE Press Office, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory supported startup Open Bionics raises £4.6m", published: 10 January 2019.

Insider Media, "Robotics company launches new education app", by Josh Morris, published: 10 January 2019.

BBC Radio 4, "The Unbelievable Truth, Series 21, Episode 2", In this episode BRL's Ecobot is mentioned as one of the truths at around 13:30, published: 7 January 2019.

IEEE Spectrum, "Video Friday: H-Muscle Hydraulic Robot Actuator, and More. Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos" by Evan Ackerman, Erico Guizzo and Fan Shi, published: 4 January 2019.


Tech Xplore, "Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots", by European Molecular Biology Laboratory, published: 20 December 2018.

UoB Press Office, "'Artificial muscle' takes origami to the next level", published: 20 December 2018.

UoB Press Office, "Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots", published: 19 December 2018.

UWE Press Office, "Secretary of State visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory", published: 7 December 2018.

UWE Press Office, "Bristol's Cot Death research and PEE Power® recognised in UK's Best Breakthroughs List", published: 6 December 2018.

Mail Online, "Telling vegans to eat cress, making electricity from URINE and giving robots to the elderly: Top UK university breakthroughs of all time", by Joe Pinkstone, published: 6 December 2018.

Sky News, "Penicillin to MRI: British universities' greatest inventions", See article 7 "Pee Power", published: 6 December 2018.

The Guardian, "The rise of technology in care: how will it affect workers?", by Saba Salman, published: 4 Dec 2018.

CNN, "You are your password: The world of biometrics", BRL is mentioned at 5:35minpublished: 4 Dec 2018.

Smart Highways, "Hear ITS (UK) Summit driverless debate in full", published: 29 November 2018.

Robot Pro Media, "A date for the diary!", by Jason Stockwell, published: 28 November 2018.

Electronics Weekly, "Tom, Dick, Harry and Wilma trialling in 2019", by David Manners< published: 28 November 2018.

ZDNet, "Robots and the NHS: How automation will change surgery and patient care", by Jo Best, published: 19 November 2018.

Highways, "ITS Summit – are you on board?", published: 19 November 2018.

UWE Press Office, "Habitats for Robotic Pets project receives interdisciplinary research funding", by Laura Hobbs, published: 14 November 2018.

UWE Press Office, "Old and new generations of roboticists come together at Bristol Women in Robotics meet-up", by Laura Hobbs, published: 12 November 2018.

UWE Press Office, "Bristol and Bath to rival global innovation leaders says new report", by Laura Hobbs, published: 10 November 2018.

BristolLive, "How UWE is turning people's pee into electricity to charge phones and power lighting", by Hannah Baker, published: 8 November 2018.

Business Leader, "'We are at the intersection of robotics, AI and one of the biggest societal issues of our time'", by Barney Cotton, published: 7 November 2018.

The Engineer, "C2I 2018 - The runners-up - CHIRON", by Andrew Wade, published: 7 November 2018.

Insider Media Limited, "Spin-out company commercialises urine energy technology", by Josh Morris, published: 7 November 2018.

UWE Press Office, "UWE PhD student Pavlina Theodosiou kicks off Women Like Me at Engine Shed", by Laura Hobbs, published: 1 November 2018.

TechSpark, "Future Space supports start-up business with a mission to solve the elderly care crisis", by Geraint Evans, published: 1 November 2018.

Digit, "10 robots inspired by animals", by Aditya Madanapalle, published: 31 October 2018.

Insider Media Limited, "Robots for the elderly company moves to start-up hub", by Josh Morris, published: 31 October 2018.

UWE Press Office, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory hosts Commons select committee", by Laura Hobbs, published: 27 October 2018.

BristolLive, "Cities celebrate healthcare heroics at Bristol and Bath Health and Care Awards", by Millie Reeves, published: 25 October 2018.

TechSpark, "Researchers create computing fog for driverless cars", by Nick Flaherty, published: 25 October 2018.

ITV, "The West Country is leading the way in driverless car technology", published: 24 October 2018.

Chronicle Live, "Helping with the housework or taking over the world - what you can expect from robots of the future", by Mike Kelly, published: 18 October 2018.

TechSpark, "Reach Robotics launches its next generation robots", by Nick Flaherty, published: 18 October 2018.

ITS International, "Trust me, I'm a driverless car", published: 18 October 2018.

The Engineer, "Shortlist Preview: C2I 2018 – a celebration of collaboration", by Jon Excell, published: 15 October 2018.

TechSpark, "Deeptech dominates Disrupt 2018 in the SouthWest", by Nick Flaherty, published: 15 October 2018.

Trade Market Research, "Smart Machines Market Projected to Grow at a CAGR of 15.0% by 2021", by Irfan, published: 5 October 2018.

SouthWest Business, "Six Bristol companies named among 'most disruptive' in South West", by Hannah Baker, published: 5 October 2018.

AXA UK, "The future of driving", published: 4 October 2018.

IT Pro, "The UK's AI sector is booming... at least for now", by Nicholas Fearn, published: 1 October 2018.

NewsOne, "This 27-Year-Old Nigerian Is On His Way To Becoming The World’s Highest Paid Robotics Engineer", published: 23 September 2018.

Business Insider, "Business Insider talks to Silas Adekunle, the 27-year-old Nigerian making waves in the world of robotics engineering", by Aderemi Ojekunle, published: 21 September 2018.

Yahoo News, "Robo-trousers to give elderly bionic strength designed by British scientists", by Sarah Knapton, published: 11 September 2018.

The Telegraph, "Robo-trousers to give elderly bionic strength designed by British scientists", by Sarah Knapton, published: 11 September 2018.

IDG Connect, "How ethical do we want AI to be?", by Marc Ambasna-Jones, published: 16 August 2018.

TechSpark, "Hot tech for Bristol International Balloon Fiesta", by Nick Flaherty, published: 10 August 2018.

TechSpark, "Reach Robotics CEO Silas Adekunle awarded honorary degree", by Geraint Evans, published: 24 July 2018.

Cyprus Mail, "Pee Power energy developed by Cypriot scientist extends to Kenya", published: 18 July 2018.

The Investor, "UK cities look for more office investment", by David Barrie, published: 16 July 2018.

Tech Spark, "Bristol to develop system for autonomous robot evolution", by Nick Flaherty, published: 16 July 2018.

3D Printing Industry, "3D printing is applied in UK project to produce autonomous evolving robots", by Tia Vialva, published: 15 July 2018.

eeNews Europe, "Researchers use 3D printing for autonomous robot evolution", by Nick Flaherty, published: 13 July 2018.

Autocar Magazine, "New research shows public perceptions of autonomous cars still have long way to go. Bristol-based Venturer project used adapted Bowler Wildcat to research autonomous technology", by Tom Morgan, published: 6 July 2018.

Scitech Europa, "Robot for breast cancer research is faster and more accurate", published: 5 July 2018.

Insider Media Limited, "Driverless car project launched", by Stephen Farrell, published: 3 July 2018.

Scitech Europa, "Robotic surgery breakthrough", published: 3 July 2018.

Morning Outlook, "Smart Machines Technologies Market boosting the growth Worldwide in 2018 to 2026" by Lois Baker, published: 28 June 2018.

UWE Press Office, "UK’s largest robotics conference comes to Bristol" by Laura Hobbs, published: 20 June 2018.

Business Leader, "32 South West tech businesses that are shaping the future", by Barney Cotton, published: 6 June 2018.

Wired, "Can the wonderful octopus help make wheelchairs obsolete?", by Phoebe Braithwaite, published: 3 June 2018.

BellaNaija, "Silas Adekunle of Reach Robotics who Built World’s First Gaming Robots – Mekamon – is our #BellaNaijaMCM this Week", published: 28 May 2018.

Imaging & Machine Vision, "Salmon slaughterhouse installs 3D vision robot killer", published: 22 May 2018.

TechSpark, "Bristol AI experts say rights for robots could be ‘dangerous for humanity’", by James Hacker, published: 18 May 2018.

University Business, "Bristol Robotics Lab to stage largest UK robotics conference", by Julian Owen, published: 10 May 2018.

TechSpark, "Health Tech Hub developing technology to keep people out of hospital", by Geraint Evans, published: 10th May 2018.

BBC News, "The Ocado robot swarms that pack your shopping", by Zoe Kleinman, published: 9 May 2018.

The National, "EU aims to create robot army to take on US and China", by Bloomberg, published: 2 May 2018.

Business Leader, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory to stage UK’s largest robotics conference", by Barney Cotton, published: 2 May 2018.

Novus Light, "UKIVA Machine Vision Conference", published: 2 May 2018.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory to stage UK’s largest robotics conference", by Hannah Baker, published: 30 April 2018.

SouthWest Business, "Network launched as West of England bids to become UK's leading robotics region", by Hannah Baker, published: 27 April 2018.

The Star Online, "Europe wants a robot army to challenge the US and China on AI", by Mark Champion, published: 27 April 2018.

Medical Press, "Robotics startup launches first medically approved 3-D printed bionic arms", by University of the West of England, published: 25 April 2018.

Bloomberg, "Technology; Europe Wants a Robot Army to Challenge the U.S. and China on AI", by Marc Champion, 25 April 2018.

The Guardian, "Flat-pack heaven? Robots master task of assembling Ikea chair", by Ian Sample, published: 18 April 2018.

Business Leader, "Student entrepreneurs selected for South Korea trade visit", by Barney Cotton, published: 20 March 2018.

Tech Spark, "Motion Impossible expands robotic camera development", by Nick Flaherty, published: 6 March 2018.

Robotics Business Review, "British Robotics Industry Buoyed by Continuing Investments, Partnerships", by Andrew Williams, published: 22 February 2018.

BBC One Show, "BBC One Show features CMV work on 3D recognition", Professor Lyndon Smith and Dr Wenhao Zhang amongst other CMV members where showcasing their 3D face recognition and its ability to distinguish between so-called doppelgängers – a pair look-alikes who the BBC brought to UWE. Episode also broadcasted via BBC iPlayer, Broadcasted: 14 February 2018.

Insider Media Limited, "Insider shines light on region’s TMT heavyweights", published: 14 February 2018.

Mail Online, "From a glowing single atom lit up by a laser, to an amazing close-up of a butterfly wing, the beauty of science is revealed in stunning photos", by Harry Pettit, published: 14 February 2018.

TechRadar, "MekaMon: from a handmade prototype to Apple's shelves in just four years", by Cat Ellis, published: 13 February 2018.

Times Malta, "Image of single atom scoops top science photography prize", by PA, published: 13 February 2018.

Luxora Leader, "15 breathtaking photographs that you must see from the EPSRC annual science images competitors", by Staff Writer, published: 12 February 2018.

Shropshire Star, "Image of single atom scoops top science photography prize", published: 12 February 2018.

Silicon Republic, "Everything you need to know about Bristol’s sci-tech scene", by Jenny Darmody, published: 2 February 2018.

Drives&Controls, "Drives & Controls Show is set to be the biggest ever", published: 31 January 2018.

CBR, "Drones: From military applications to precision farming, the sky’s the limit", by Tom Butterworth, published: 17 January 2018


University of Cambridge, "Cambridge Big Data, Prof Arthur Richards (Bristol Robotics Lab)", published: December 2017.

Public Sector Executive, "Not just shipshape: Bristol is the UK's smartest city", published: 21 December 2017.

Drives & Control, "Smart Industry Expo expands the Drives Show by 20%", published: 20 December 2017.

The AFRO-American Newspapers, "Nigerian-Born Tech Entrepreneur Inks Deal with Apple to Sell Gaming Robot", by: Jennifer Wright, published: 2 December 2017.

Robohub, "Humanoids 2017 photo competition and winners", by Sabine Hauert, published: 29 November 2017.

The Guardian, "How I got totally hooked on robotics. David Benady meets a young engineer who has discovered her passion in a futuristic field.", by David Benady, published: 28 November 2017.

Smart Highways, "Driverless cars “must be cautious to be trusted” – VENTURER", published: 27 November 2017.

TechSpark, "Unmanned craft monitor wind turbines in £1.2m project" by Nick Flaherty, published: 27 November 2017.

Bristol Post, "A Bristol company has made a fighting robot and Apple is selling it in UK stores", by Hannah Baker, published: 26 November 2017.

London Loves Business, "Will doctors be replaced by robots?", by Jeremy Russell, published: 24 November 2017.

IT ProPortal, "The future of medical robotics" by Jeremy Russell, published: 24 November 2017.

WindTech International, "Consortium receives funds to develop surface inspection system for offshore wind turbines using drones", published: 22 November 2017.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol robotics company enters agreement with Apple", by Hannah Baker, published: 20 November 2017.

DevonLive, "Which Exeter firm is one of the most disruptive in the South West?", by Hannah Finch, published: 20 November 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Wind energy project receives a boost with £1.2 million award", published: 20 November 2017.

Bristol 24/7, "Bristol robotics startup catches Apple’s eye", by Ellie Pipe, published: 15 November 2017.

Bristol 24/7, "Welcome to the Future" by Aphra Evans, published: 3 November 2017.

BBC News, "We need to worry about artificial stupidity", broadcasted: 31 October 2017.

Transport Xtra, "Early movers are creating a new model for mobility", by Nathan Marsh, published: 13 October 2017.

Tech Spark, "Bristol robotics company wins exhibit at leading innovation show" , by Alice Whale, published: 13 October 2017.

UWE Press Office, "First meeting of new Board of Trade held at Bristol Robotics Laboratory", published: 13 October 2017.

Verdict, "Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating the pioneering women in STEM", by Amelia Heathman, published: 13 October 2017.

BusinessCloud, "Reach Robotics expands into new Bristol offices", by Katherine Lofthouse, published: 12 October 2017.

Energy Voice, "International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox convenes a new Board of Trade", by Alan Shields, published: 12 October 2017.

ITV News, "Liam Fox re-launches centuries old Board of Trade", published: 12 October 2017.

Gov UK, "International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox convenes a new Board of Trade to ensure the benefits of free trade are spread throughout the UK", published: 12 October 2017.

Business Cloud, "Metro mayors' tech credentials: Tim Bowles", by Jenny Brookfield, published: 10 October 2017.

Railway Technology, "Facing fears: Should facial recognition technology be installed in railway stations?", published: 9 October 2017.

Tech Spark, "Profile: Perceptual Robotics on using drone tech to do the dull, dirty and dangerous", by Alice Whale, published: 6 October 2017.

Robohub, "The referees’ special awards ERL Emergency Robots 2017", by SPARC, published: 29 September 2017.

Gulf News, "Young Pakistani student develops innovative stick to assist Parkinson’s patients", by Sana Jamal, published: 28 September 2017.

Tech Spark, "Pee Power field trial success in rural Uganda", by Alice Whale, published: 27 September 2017.

Tech Spark, "Launch Space offers free incubator for grads with high-tech startup ideas", by Alice Whale, published: 25 September 2017.

The Engineer, "Interview: Prof Chris Melhuish, director, Bristol Robotics Laboratory", by Jon Excell, published: 12 September 2017.

The Guardian, "Would you want a robot to be your child’s best friend?", by Dan Jolin, published: 10 September 2017.

Insider Media Limited, "Successful Uganda trial for urine power project", by Stephen Farrell, published: 5 September 2017.

Bristol Post, "Watch how UWE Bristol scientists are using pee to provide clean water and electricity", by Michael Yong, published: 5 September 2017.

UWE Press Office, "Uganda PEE POWER® Trial Success", published: 4 September 2017.

The Bristol Cable, "Facial recognition: Bristol research could change the world as we know it", by Simon Oxenham, published: 21 August 2017.

The Register, "Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?", by Marc Ambasna-Jones, published: 15 August 2017.

Tech Spark, "Ignite investment opportunity opens for South West startups", by Alice Whale, published: 14 August 2017.

Internet of Business, "Scientists find that humans prefer awkward robots that make mistakes", by Nicholas Fearn, published: 9 August 2017.

Tech Spark, "Is Star Trek behind many of our modern-day technologies?", by Shona Wright, published: 7 August 2017.

Mail Online, "Chilling face of the future: As train companies say they'll use facial recognition technology to replace tickets... how the technology could strike at our right to privacy", by Tom Leonard, published: 7 August 2017.

Tech Spark, "Bristol’s festival of ‘What If’ showcases driverless cars this weekend", by Alice Whale, published: 4 August 2017.

Bristol Post, "Is this the future? Watch driverless cars hit the streets of Bristol", by Michael Yong, published: 3 August 2017.

Financial Times, "Robot behaviour is creeping beyond our control", by Anjana Ahuja, published: 2 August 2017.

Mail Online, "Germany trials facial recognition technology at a Berlin railway station to automatically spot criminals - but privacy advocates warn the system is 'unlawful'", by Shivali Best, published: 1 August 2017.

Biometric Update, "Bristol Robotics Lab developing facial recognition system to replace train tickets", by Justin Lee, published: 27 July 2017.

The Times, "Facial recognition technology signals the end of train tickets", by Mark Bridge, published: 27 July 2017.

Mail Online, "End of the line for train tickets? Facial recognition software that identifies passengers without stopping them at barriers could be rolled out in the UK by 2020", by Phoebe Weston, published: 27 July 2017.

Electronics Weekly, "Bristol Robotics wins Farnell Lab Makeover competition", by David Manners, published: 27 July 2017.

The Times, "Facial recognition technology signals the end of train tickets", by Mark Bridge, published: 27 July 2017.

Planet Biometrics, "Will UK replace railway ticket gates with 3D face recognition?", published: 26 July 2017.

Planet Biometrics, "Will UK replace railway ticket gates with 3D face recognition?", published: 26 July 2017.

BBC News, "How facial recognition could replace train tickets", published: 26 July 2017.

New Statesman, "A rape-able sex robot makes the world more dangerous for women, not less", by Sian Norris, published: 21 July 2017.

Royal Central, "Duke of York Comes Face-to-Face with Robot Spider", by Jordan Cavell, published: 21 July 2017.

Newshawk Time, "Researchers Find that Technology which Creates Electricity from Urine also Kills pathogens", by Arun Patil, published: 18 July 2017.

Insider, "£5.8m funding round for Bristol robotics company", by Stephen Farrell, published: 18 July 2017.

Robohub, "Robohub Digest 06/17: Robots in health and medicine, wheeling and dealing in the world of autonomous vehicles, and lots of new tech in action", by Alex Kirkpatrick, published: 14 July 2017.

Tech Spark, "Pitch@Palace returns to give tech startups a global platform – starting with UWE Bristol! The Duke of York will stop off at UWE to help celebrate the launch of Future Space", by Shona Wright, published: 13 July 2017.

The Engineer, "Scifi Eye: Facial recognition is a future threat", by Jon Wallace, published: 12 July 2017.

Tech Spark, "The Right Trousers: developing the tech for robot-assisted trousers", by Jeremy Allen, published: 12 July 2017.

BusinessCloud, "Eating Robots and the potential dystopias of the future", by Stephen Oram, published: 29 June 2017.

PSFK, "Microbes Help Festival-Goers “Pee Into Power”", by Matt Vitone, published: 26 June 2017.

Carbon Pulse, "Bite-sized updates from around the world: 'And finally… Pee power'", published: 23 June 2017.

Tech Spark, "Microbial Fuel Cells to clean up at Glastonbury. A full size system that generates electricity and cleans the water will start field trials", by Nick Flaherty, published: 22 June 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Bristol’s female engineers on a mission to inspire women with a Blu-ray™ screening of Hidden Figures", published: 21 June 2017.

Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, "Science for the public good or a dystopian future where artificial intelligence goes on the rampage?", by Angela Lovely, published: 20 June 2017.

Topyaps, "Human Pee To Generate Electricity, Huge Displays Will Be Powered By Urine", by Akanksha Sharma, published: 20 June 2017.

Active Telecoms, "World’s first 3D-printed bionic hands for children begin trials", published: 19 June 2017.

Energy Voice, "Glastonbury information panels to run on ‘Pee Power’", by Stuart Monteith, published: 16 June 2017.

The Engineer, "3D facial recognition project gets funding boost", published: 15 June 2017.

Planet Biometrics, "UWE Bristol reports 3D face recognition 'breakthrough'", published: 15 June 2017.

Find Biometrics, "UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech", by Alex Perala, published: 14 June 2017.

Biometric Update, "UWE Bristol, Customer Clever to develop 3-D facial recognition system", by Justin Lee, published: 14 June 2017.

Phys org, "3-D facial recognition technology on brink of commercial breakthrough", published: 14 June 2017.

UWE Press Office, "3D facial recognition technology on brink of commercial breakthrough", published: 14 June 2017.

BBC Player, "Click, 50 Shapes of Goo" by Spencer Kelly, First Shown: 10 June 2017 @ 1:30am, BRL features from 14:21 to 19:35mins and again from 23:44 to 24:00mins.

Tech Spark, "Homecare robots compete in Bristol, European Robotics League competition in new testbed", by Nick Flaherty, published: 8 June 2017.

The Engineer, "Energy generating biotech shown to kill pathogens", published: 13 June 2017.

Sputnik, "Real-Life Robocops: 'The Potential for Cops to be Hacked Is Very High Indeed'", published: 12 June 2017.

New Scientist, "Robot dog has an artificial woof that sounds like the real thing", by Matt Reynolds, published: 7 June 2017.

Asia Cruiser News, "UK's Venturer Driverless Car Project Publishes Results Of First 'handover'", by Adam Frost, published: 5 June 2017.

Farnell Element14, "Winner of the 'Win a Lab Makeover' competition", by Alana Bacon, Farnell Element14 Marketing Manager UK/IE, published: 2 June 2017.

Bristol Post, "University of the West of England doctor creates bio-inspired 'smart' knee joint to be tested by Paralympian", by Joseph Wilkes, published: 3 June 2017.

Bristol Post, "Glastonbury Festival 'Pee Power' toilets will turn your wee into electricity", by James Heale, published: 2 June 2017.

Robohub, "Researcher to develop bio-inspired ‘smart’ knee for prosthetics", by UWE Bristol, published: 1 June 2017.

Insider Media, "Britain’s real-life Iron Man joins Made in the UK conference", by Miri Thomas, published: 18 May 2017.

Bristol Post, "Robots are taking over jobs you might not expect them to be able to do", by David Clensy, published: 15 May 2017.

The Bristol Magazine, "The Robots are Coming: Innovation in Bristol", by Marianne Swinkels, published May 2017.

Imperial College London, "UK Robotics Week Returns: key public events announced for 24th - 30th June 2017", by Jo Seed, published: 6 April 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Image analysis addresses harmful algal blooms", published: 3 April 2017., "BRL Team to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robotic Hand", by Bridget Butler Millsaps, published: 27 March 2017.

Place North West, "Tech study finds NW playing catch-up", published: 24 March 2017.

3ders, "3D printed robot hands could gain sense of touch with biomimetic forebrains", by Tess, published: 22 March 2017.

I Conect 007, "Researchers to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D-Printed Robot Hands", published: 22 March 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Researchers to create biomimetic forebrain for 3D-printed robot hands", published: 21 March 2017.

BBC Player, "Performing Surgery With a Hand-Mounted Exoskeleton", Dr Sanja Dogramadzi interview by BBC World Service, broadcasted: 21 March 2017 at 19:32, 20:32 and again at 21:32.

BBC Radio Bristol, "Research Work in the Centre for Machine Vision", Professor Lyndon Smith interview with Laura Rawlings, broadcasted: 21 March 2017 at 17:25.

Robotics Tomorrow, "Perceptual Robotics, Autonomous wind turbine inspection", published: 17 March 2017.

The Engineer, "Video of the week: wearable robotic system for keyhole surgery", by Helen Knight, published: 16 March 2017.

TechSpark, "Bristol pushes forward with €4m wearable robotic project", by Nick Flaherty, published: 15 March 2017.

Science Daily, "Researchers to develop 'wearable' robotic tools for surgery", published: 14 March 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Researchers to develop ‘wearable’ robotic tools for surgery", published: 14 March 2017.

TechSpark, "UWE professors to develop robots to tackle dangerous nuclear sites", by Alice Whale, published: 13 March 2017.

Robohub, "Sneak peek inside two Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIFs) in Europe", by Kassie Perlongo, published: 3 March 2017., "UK investing £17m in robotics developments", published: 1 March 2017.

Robohub, "Bristol professors to play role in creating robots for dangerous nuclear sites", by UWE Bristol, published: 1 March 2017.

PC Tech Authority, "Futures: The race to driverless cars", by Nicole Kobie, published: 1 March 2017.

Gazette, "UWE professors to help create robots for dangerous nuclear sites", by Rachel Dinning, published: 28 February 2017., "Bristol Robotics Lab Demonstrates Robots That Eat Pollution", by Tom Spendlove, published: 28 February 2017.

BBC News, "Pupils take part in national robotics competition", published: 26 February 2017.

BBC Radio Bristol, BRL Ex-incubatee "Open Bionics received £100,000 from NHS England", Samantha Payne from Open Bionics was interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol about £100,000 funding from NHS England to help fund innovations for children living with disabilities.

BBC World Service CrowdScience, "Could Robots Care for Older People", Dr. Praminda Caleb-Solly explains how machines could assist those who want to live more independent and active lives, broadcasted: 24 February 2017.

Exchange Magazine, "Jonathan Rossiter: A robot that eats pollution", published: 23 February 2017.

3D Printing Progress, "Award for 3D printed bionic hands", published: 22 February 2017.

Grazia Daily, "The Robots Are Coming: How To Droid-Proof Your Job", by Anna Silverman, published: 22 February 2017.

BBC Radio Bristol, "Ask the Expert", Professor Alan Winfield.

BBC Radio Humberside, "Ask the Expert", Professor Alan Winfield.

BBC Radio 4, "The Life Scientific", Jim al-Khalili interviewing Professor Alan Winfield about Robot Ethics, broadcasted 21 February 2017 at 9:00 and at 21:30.

TechSpark, "UWE Bristol to host national LEGO robotics competition", by Alice Whale, published: 20 February 2017.

3D Printing Industry, BRL ex-incubatee "Open Bionics awarded $1 million prize for their 3D printed prosthesis", by Corey Clarke, published: 20 February 2017.

Gazette, "Lego robots take shape as young engineers face-off in national final at UWE", by Aaron Sims, published: 13 February 2017.

TechSpark, "The British Academy asks you 'Does AI pose a threat to society?'", by Shona Wright, published: 7 February 2017.

University Alliance, "UK research and innovation overseas, Renewable energy and materials", by Tom Frostick, published: 1 February 2017.

BBC News, "Ocado trials fruit-picking robot", by Zoe Kleinman, published: 31 January 2017.

The Engineer, "TacTip wins soft robotics prize for Bristol Robotics Laboratory", by Helen Knight, published: 20 January 2017., "3D-printed robot fingertip wins in Soft Robotics contest", published: 19 January 2017.

PhysOrg, "Artificial fingertip that 'feels' wins international robotics competition", published: 18 January 2017.

EurekAlert, "Artificial fingertip that 'feels' wins international robotics competition", published: 18 January 2017.

3ders, "TacTip: 3D printed optical tactile sensor wins top prize at 2016 Annual Soft Robotics Competition", by Benedict, published: 18 January 2017.

Harvard University, "4 projects selected as winners in Soft Robotics Competition", by Adam Zewe, published: 17 January 2017.

UoB Press Office, "Artist joins forces with scientists to alter our perceptions. Further Information", published: 17 January 2017.

Bristol Post, "Should we be afraid of robots in the workplace?", by David Clensy, published: 13 January 2017.

Tech Spark, "UK’s first dedicated robotics fund targets Bristol lab", by Nick Flaherty, published: 2 January 2017.


Tech Spark, "Tune into The Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures to see BRL charge mobile phones through the power of pee", by Shona Wright, published: 23 December 2016.

Global News, "Year in review: Wacky and weird science experiments; 'Pee powered urinal'", by Jenny Rodrigues, published: 22 December 2016.

Robohub, "How do we regulate robo-morality?", by Yueh-Hsuan Weng, published: 15 December 2016.

Robohub, "Dehyping robotics: Sabine Hauert at TEDx Berlin", published: 13 December 2016.

Tech Spark, "Spotlight on: South West tech shines at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016", by Jamie Middleton, published: 8 December 2016.

Robohub, "Considering robot care, ethics & future tech at #ERW2016 European Robotics Week", by Sparc, published: 29 November 2016.

Relocate Global, "Business in the age of robotics", by Fiona Murchie, published: 24 November 2016.

UWE Press Office, "World Economic Forum appointment for UWE Bristol robotics professor", published: 24 November 2016.

CBI, "CBI Annual Conference 2016", published: 22 November 2016.

UWE Press Office, "BRL Director speaks at CBI Annual Conference", published: 22 November 2016.

Arts Professional, "Arts Council signs strategic agreement with UWE Bristol", by Christy Romer, published: 17 November 2016.

Wired, "MekaMon robots can duke it out in virtual and physical worlds", by James Temperton, published: 17 November 2016.

Nature World News, "Self-Sustaining Zombie Robots Will Depend on Organic Material to Survive", By Rhenn Anthony Taguiam, published: 16 November 2016.

Tech Spark, "Bristol’s Future Space attracts award-winning robotics company", by Alice Whale, published: 16 November 2016.

The Daily Beast, "Can Robots Make Moral Decisions? Should They?", by Joelle Renstrom, published: 12 November 2016.

Interesting Engineering, "Engineers Craft a Robot that Eats Living Organisms", by Shelby Rogers, published: 3 November 2016.

Mo4ch News, "‘Soft robot’ that eats, digests & dies developed by British scientists", by Ali Wael, published: 2 November 2016.

Sputnik International, "British Engineers Create Robot That Devours Living Organisms", published: 31 October 2016.

BBC Radio, "The Phil Hammond Show discussing ‘Science meets Science Fiction’", Phil Hammond interviewing Dr Antonia Tzemanaki and Marta Palau-Franco, Part of the Festival of Literature. Listen from 02:47:35 onwards, broadcasted: 29 October 2016.

Gear Brain, "Gear up on five IoT news bites for Friday, 'Eating Robot'", by Lauren Barack, published: 28 October 2016.

EE Times Europe, "Living bricks bring power to homes and offices", by Nick Flaherty, published: 24 October 2016.

Bristol Business News, "Double success for UWE tech innovators at Red Women of the Year Awards", by Robert Buckland, published: 21 October 2016., "11-year-old Tilly tests 3D printed Deus Ex prosthetic arm after losing hands to meningitis", by Alec, published: 17 October 2016.

Quartz, "The UK could become a leader in AI ethics—if this EU data law survives Brexit", by Joon Ian Wong, published: 12 October 2016.

SouthWest Business, "Our two top flight universities are crucial in preparing students for hi-tech industrial jobs", by Stephen Fear, published: 7 October 2016.

IMechE, "Undergraduate Visionary 2016: Katie Winkle", by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, published: 28 September 2016.

Gazette, "COLUMN: South Gloucestershire Council leader Cllr Matthew Riddle's diary", by Aaron Sims, published: 28 September 2016.

alphr, "How Punch and Judy are teaching robots to be more human", by Thomas McMullan, published: 15 September 2016.

ITS International, "Cubic and partners develop gateless technologies to speed passenger management", published: 15 September 2016.

Digital Journal Press Release, "Cubic and Partners Innovate Gateless Technologies to Speed Passenger Management at Train Station Fare Gates", published: 14 September 2016.

Tech Spark, "Artists and scientists come together to create robot showcase event", by Natasha Baer, published: 6 September.

UWE Press Office, "BRL projects featuring robotics using puppetry and avatars at Being There showcase", published: 2 September 2016.

Tech Spark, "11 things you might not know about High Tech in Bristol and Bath", by Nick Flaherty, published: 31 August 2016.

The National, "Profile: Octobot", by Nan Spowart, published: 26 August 2016.

BRL News, "Project Tortoise", by Dr Arthur Richards, published: 25 August 2016.

Robohub, "The Robot Economy: Interview with Alan Winfield", by Sparc, published: 24 August 2016.

Science Daily, "People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient and effective ones", published: 19 August 2016.

3D Printing Industry, "Newcastle students power light with MCFs using GMO e. coli", by Alicia Miller, published: 19 August 2016.

UoB Press Office, "People favour expressive, communicative robots over efficient and effective ones", published: 19 August 2016.

Computing, "Universities must examine how they equip students for new challenges", by Jane Berry, published: 15 August 2016.

Robohub, "Survey: Evaluate ethics of health related privacy with care robots", by Dr. Dieter Vanderelst, published: 12 August 2016.

Recycling International, "New horizons for fuel from mixed plastic waste?", by Kirstin Linnenkoper, published: 8 August 2016.

Construction Global, "UWE create ‘smart’ bricks which generate power and recycle water through innovative technologies", by Catherine Rowell, published: 6 August 2016.

Contact Centres, "World First conference on Artificial Intelligence", published: 4 August 2016.

CIWM, "Fuel Made From Recycled Plastic Could Power Ship Engines", by Darrel Moore, published: 29 July 2016.

Resource, "News in brief 29/07/16, 'Fuel made from unrecyclable plastic waste to be tested in ships’ engines'", by Edward Perchard, published: 29 July 2016.

Laboratory Equipment, "Smart Bricks Create 'Bioreactor Walls'", published: 28 July 2016.

The IET, "Marine diesel derived from plastic waste trialled in Bristol", by Tereza Pultarova, published: 28 July 2016.

Biofuels International, "New research launched to see if fuel made from recycled plastic could power ship engines", published: 28 July 2016.

Global News, "Pee power? Researchers develop better way to turn urine into electricity", by Nicole Mortillaro, published: 18 July 2016.

New Electronics, "How can we realise the full potential of robots while maintaining public trust?", by Neil Tyler, published: 12 July 2016.

Mail Online, "Caught short ? Researchers reveals 'urine battery' that could power handsets for three hours with a single bathroom break", by Ellie Zolfagharifard, published: 11 July 2016.

Bristol 24/7, "Pee powered phones developed by UWE scientist", by Pamela Parkes, published: 11 July 2016.

The Engineer, "Fatal Tesla crash triggers investigation", published: 1 July 2016.

Mirror, "Robots could end up like dangerous DOGS if humans don't learn to train them properly", by Theodore Wilson, published: 30 June 2016.

UoB Press Office, "Funding awarded to investigate testing of complex cyber-physical systems", published: 29 June 2016.

UoB Press Office, "University to celebrate the achievements in women in engineering", published: 23 June 2016.

International Business Times, "Solar-powered phone charging station provides free electricity to migrants in Greece", by Sarmistha Acharya, published: 17 June 2016.

Bioenergy Insight, "Marvel of toilet technology to turn pee into power at Glastonbury", published: 16 June 2016.

The IET, "Frankenstein redux: Is modern science making a monster?", by Jade Fell, published: 14 June 2016.

Hopeful Headlines, "“Pee Battery” Lets Power Flow to Areas of Energy Poverty", by Terry Turner, published: 13 June 2016.

UWE Press Office, "Open Bionics to bring 'Deus Ex' inspired augmentations to life", published: 9 June 2016.

Develop, "Deus ex inspired augmentations brought to life", published: 8 June 2016.

Gamasutra, "Deus ex inspired augmentations brought to life", published: 6 June 2016.

University Alliance, "Creating innovative regions: The role of universities in local growth and productivity", by Dr Faye Taylor, published: 2 June 2016.

Bristol Business News, "International recognition for pioneering surgical work by Bristol Robotics Lab team", by Robert Buckland, published: 1 June 2016.

The Engineer, "Student-designed walking stick could aid Parkinson’s patients", published: 25 May 2016.

The Times of India, "Udaipur to get pee-powered toilets", by Geetha Sunil Pillai, published: 22 May 2016.

Udaipur Kiran, "Country’s first, Pee-power toilets in Udaipur soon!", published: 21 May 2016.

Bristol 24/7, "UWE student invention helps people walk", published: 18 May 2016.

Bath Chronicle, "New STEM secondary school in Keynsham officially opens", by Sam Petherick, published: 16 May 2016.

Vice, "How Jellyfish, Nanobots and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal", by Matt Blake, published: 10 May 2016.

The Register, "Devs claim charger uses 'photosynthesis' power battery charger", by Katyanna Quach, published: 2 May 2016.

The British Standards Institution, "Standard highlighting the ethical hazards of robots is published", published: 14 April 2016.

Forbes, "Powered By Pee: How Your Toilet Could Fuel The Future", by Laurie Winkless, published: 12 April 2016.

UPI, "Gestures improve human-robot communication", by Brooks Hays, published: 4 April 2016.

AlterNet, "The Future Could Be Pee-Powered: Researchers Design Revolutionary New Fuel Cell That Runs on Urine", by Robin Scher, published: 1 April 2016.

Hackaday, "Alternate power", by Al Williams, published: 26 March 2016.

E-Wisdom, "New fuel cells can turn urine into electricity", by Matt Mills, published: 26 March 2016.

Health Aim, "Urine Can Be Our Future Source Of Electricity!", by Rubelle Carmeli Tan, published: 21 March 2016.

International Business Times, "New fuel cell generates green energy from urine", by Niranjan R., published: 21 March 2016.

Chemistry World, "Soft robots get a grip", by Rachel Brazil, published: 18 March 2016.

AZO Cleantech, "Cost-Effective, Compact Microbial Fuel Cells to Generate Electricity from Urine", published: 17 March 2016.

Engineering & Technology Magazine, "Urine fuel cell gets more power with new design", by Tereza Pultarova, published: 16 March 2016.

EurekAlert!, "Smaller, cheaper microbial fuel cells turn urine into electricity", by Annis Moreira, published: 16 March 2016.

SouthWest Business, "Edge Awards: Open Bionics founder measures success by social impact not wealth", by Gavin Thompson, published: 01 March 2016.

Independent, "Science-fiction dreams are becoming a reality", published: 25 February 2016.

Bristol Post, "Bristol's most innovative companies: The Edge Awards winners revealed", by Gavin Thompson, published: 25 February 2016.

The Guardian, "Will automation make us happier? – live chat", by Tess Riley, published: 22 February 2016.

Construction Enquirer, "WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff wins £16.5m Bristol site", by Grant Prior, published: 9 February 2016.

Otaku Study, "The KONAMI-supported Phantom Limb Project to Be Showcased at the Inaugural BDYHAX Bodyhacking and Biohacking Convention", by Sam, published: 4 February 2016.

Insider Media, "Work starts on university enterprise zone", by Stephen Farrell, published: 3 February 2016.

Bristol Post, "Bristol project to create driverless cars for the elderly", by Esme Ashcroft, published: 1 February 2016.

Regal Tribute, "Autonomous Weapons Deemed Highly Dangerous and Unpredictable", by Jose Buttner, published: 24 January 2016.

The Construction Index, "BAM has started work on a £16m Enterprise Zone building for the University of the West of England in Bristol.", published: 8 January 2016.


Cato Institute, "Are We Entering The Age of Exponential Growth?", by Marian L. Tupy, published: 22 December 2015.

TechRepublic, "Humans 2.0: How the robot revolution is going to change how we see, feel, and talk", by Nick Heath, published: 22 December 2015.

Medical Daily, "New Phone Charger Uses Socks, Microbial Fuel Cells, And Your Urine To Generate Electricity", by Steve Smith, published: 21 December 2015.

Huffpost Tech, "The Next Big Thing", by Ian Spero, published: 16 December 2015.

CNBC, "Urine-powered wearables: Coming soon?", by Anmar Frangoul, published: 14 December 2015.

I4U News, "Scientists Use Urine-Powered Footwear To Generate Electricity To PC", by Charles I. Omedo, published: 14 December 2015.

Gizmodo, "This pair of high-tech socks uses urine to power wireless transmitter!", by Saba Haider, published: 14 December 2015.

Robohub, "European Robotics Week #ERW2015 Recap", by euRobotics AISBL, published: 14 December 2015.

Immortal News, "Urine Powered Socks Invented By UK Scientists", by Leo Markus, published: 12 December 2015.

EurekAlert, "Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter" by UWE Bristol, published 11 December 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter", published: 11 December 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol researchers and Bath company secure £2 million grant to create robots to help look after us in old age", by Gavin Thompson, published: 07 December 2015.

Tech SPARK South West, "Spotlight on: Bob – the first humanoid robot avatar to present at a TED talk", by Alice Whale, published: 4 December 2015.

Robohub, "A helping hand for high-tech firms", by Horizon Magazine, published: 3 December 2015.

EC CORDIS, "European Robotics Week 2015 breaks all records with around 750 events in 31 countries" by European Commission, Brussels, published: 30 November 2015.

Robohub, "Robots at #ERW2015: From imagination to market", by Adriana Hamacher, published: 27 November 2015.

China Topix, "Water robots may be US' solution to its increased electricity dependence", by Eana Maniebo, published: 26 November 2015.

Robohub, "Major debate on robots & society sets scene for #ERW2015 European Robotics Week", by Adriana Hamacher, published: 26 November 2015.

Wired, "Tiny 'row-bot' feasts on dirty water to power itself", by Emily Reynolds, published: 24 November 2015.

UoB Press Office, "A row-bot that loves dirty water", published: 23 November 2015.

Ledger Gazette, "Electronic circuits implanted inside plants by scientists", by Bernice Dunbar, published: 23 November 2015.

New Scientist, "Cyborg rose has electric circuits running through polymer veins", by Aviva Rutkin, published: 20 November 2015.

Robohub, "European Robotics Week #ERW2015: 600+ events focusing on robots & society", by euRobotics AISBL, published: 19 November 2015.

UoB Press Office, "How will robots change our lives?", published: 18 November 2015.

Boy Genius Report, "Meet the tiny robot that walks on water, cleans pollution, and never needs to be charged", by Zach Epstein, published: 13 November 2015.

BrainDecoder, "Goding Ethics: How to Teach Robots to Be Good", by Charles Q Choi, published: 5 November 2015.

The United Church Observer, "Life with robots. They can do our chores, drive our cars and fight our wars. Whether they can act ethically is another question", by Patricia Clarke, published 3 November 2015.

South China Morning Post, "Robots are ready and welcome to assist the elderly", by John Lam, published: 26 October 2015.

The Engineer, "A spoonful of liquid crystals helps the medicine go down", by Helen Knight, published: 23 October 2015.

UoB Press Office, "Seeing colour in a contemporary light", published: 21 October 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Folium Optics wins £1 million SBRI healthcare funding", published: 20 October 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol start-up Altitude Tech's sensor could help cities improve air quality", by Gavin Thompson, published: 20 October 2015., "Photonics start-ups pitch for UK collaborations, 'Collaboration Nation' event in London looks to connect innovators with venture finance and commercialization partners", published: 14 October 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol company Open Bionics unveils Iron Man, Frozen and Star Wars bionic hands for children", by Gavin Thompson, published: 10 October 2015.

Bristol Post, "Robots, embarrassing bodies and an entrepreneur in a tent... line-up for TEDxBristol 2015 revealed", by Gavin Thompson, published: 25 September 2015.

Robohub, "Day Two at euRathlon 2015: Video recap", by Marta Palau Franco, published: 23 September 2015.

The Blog, "The Rise of The Robots", by Stephen Fear, published: 22 September 2015.

BBC News, "How safe can artificial intelligence be?", by David Shukman, published: 15 September 2015.

Robohub, "Robots now have their own living space at Bristol Robotics Lab", by Adriana Hamacher, published: 11 September 2015.

PhysOrg, "New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently", published: 10 September 2015.

UWE Press Office, "New Anchor Robotics facility opens to develop robots that help elderly to live independently", published: 9 September 2015.

BBC News, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory tests helper bots in replica flat", published: 9 September 2015.

Mail Online, "Staggering technology provides amputee with 3D printed hand", published: 2 September 2015.

Business Leader, "Open Bionics wins sought after James Dyson award", by Oli Ballard, published: 31 August 2015.

Suffield Times, "Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs", published: 28 August 2015.

MobileMag, "Robotic Prosthetic Hand Made by Open Bionics wins James Dyson Award" by Navneet Narula, published: 28 August 2015.

UoB Press Office, "Sampling CO2 and methane over Ascension Island using UAVs", published: 26 August 2015.

Bristol Post, "​​3D printed bionic hand wins James Dyson engineering award", by EsmeAshcroft, published: 25 August 2015.

BBC News, "Open Bionics robotic hand for amputees wins Dyson Award", by Leo Kelion, published: 25 August 2015.

TechSpark, "Startup profile: DroneX – developing custom-made Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", by Jamie Middleton, published: 21 August 2015.

Consumer Electronics Net, "Unconventional Ways to charge Your Devices", published: 7 August 2015.

Press Release Rocket, "Keynote Speakers Announced for the 10th EclipseCon Europe Conference", by PR Rocket, published: 29 July 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Opinion: Why Uber should be moving to Bristol, not just launching its taxi app here", by: Matt Cross, published: 28 July 2015.

Philosophy Now, "Machine Ethics: AI and the Building of a Moral Sense", published: 23 July 2015.

UoB Press Office, "Make it digital at the Bristol Harbour Festival", published: 15 July 2015.

SouthWest Business, "WATCH: Raspberry PI robot camera kit pitch wins grant to take Bristol start-up Dawn Robotics' idea into schools", by Gavin Thompson, published: 14 July 2015.

Virgin StartUp, "Virgin StartUp of the Week: DroneX", published: 10 July 2015.

SouthWest Business, "Open Bionics wins place on Disney Accelerator to develop its business 3D printing affordable bionic hands for amputees", by Gavin Thompson, published: 10 July 2015.

TeenTech, "Make It Digital – Robotics", published: 7 July 2015.

Financial Times, "Robot-related deaths are rare, and becoming rarer", published: 3 July 2015.

Bradley Stoke Matters, "Bailey’s Court Primary School year 5 went to BRL", published: 3 July 2015.

AUVSI News, "Fighting Robots Toy Company Takes Top Honors at Innorobo 2015", published: 2 July 2015.

Nature, "Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma. Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence" by Boer Deng, published: 1 July 2015.

I Connect 007, "New Network will Boost UK Robotics Capability", by University of Bristol, published: 29 June 2015.

AZO Robotics, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory Part of EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network", published: 25 June 2015.

UWE Press Office, "UWE Bristol showcases 'Pee Power' at Glastonbury Festival", published: 24 June 2015.

New Civil Engineer, "Driverless car trials next summer", by Greg Pitcher, published: 24 June 2015.

The Guardian, "The innovators: the customised robotic hand you can print out at home", by Shane Hickey, published: 21 June 2015.

Popular Science, "Should We Outlaw Androids? The robotic goons of Tomorrowland and machine assassins in ­Terminator Genisys give 'droids a bad rap", By Erik Sofge, published: 15 June 2015.

Bradley Stoke Journal, "Pupils at Baileys Court learn how to generate electricity from waste", by SH (Editor), published: 13 June 2015.

Tech Week, "Boffin Reveals Folding Battery Powered By Bacteria", by Tom Jowitt,published: 11 June 2015.

iTechPost, "EasyJet’s Drones to Check Its Aircrafts", by Myraine Policarpio, published: 9 June 2015.

3D, "Open Bionics Continues to Evolve with Biomimetic 3D Printed Robotic Hand, Up for Two Tech4Good Awards" by Bridget Butler Millsaps, published: 8 June 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Double nomination for Open Bionics in Tech4Good Awards", published: 5 June 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Bristol robotics entrepreneurs selected by top US hardware accelerator" published: 29 May 2015.

The Guardian, "Educating Britain's young people for the next industrial revolution. Robotics, automation and the internet of things...", by Marc Ambasna-Jones, published: 11 May 2015.

Chemistry World, "Gold-plated onion shows its strength as artificial muscle", by Matthew Gunther, published: 8 May 2015., "Pee-power' to generate electricity in disaster zones", published: 30 April 2015. "Te Radar: Office memos finally of use", by Andrew "Te Radar" Lumsden, published: 2 April 2015.

South West News, "Severn region can use "advantage" in building economy", published: 24 March 2015.

Wales News, "Severn region has "advantage" in building economy", published: 24 March 2015.

Gazette, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory innovation shortlisted for £50,000 technology prize", by Bethany Wash, published: 20 March 2015.

Independent IE, "The school for smiles as pupils give lessons in wellbeing", by Katherine Donnelly, published: 18 March 2015.

Royal Society of Chemistry, "Urine-fuelled distress signal", by Polly Wilson, published: 11 March 2015.

Telecoms Tech, "Editorial: Building an open, programmable city", by Ryan Daws, published: 11 March 2015.

Bangalore Mirror, "Pee-power to light up refugee camps", published: 9 March 2015.

Energy Harvesting Journal, "'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones", published: 9 March 2015.

Gizmag, "Urinal prototype uses fuel cells to generate steady stream of electricity", by Colin Jeffrey, published: 7 March 2015.

Tech World, "Oxfam and UWE show how pee power can be used to light up refugee camps", by Antony Savvas, published: 6 March 2015.

Medical News Today, "'Pee-powered' toilet could be game-changer for refugee camps", by Catharine Paddock, published: 6 March 2015.

ABC News, "Oxfam hoping to trial energy-generating urinal at refugee camp", by Rachael Brown, published: 5 March 2015.

Sky News, "'Pee Power' Toilet Generates Electricity", published: 5 March 2015.

ITV News, "Launch of the 'Pee-Power' toilet", published: 5 March 2015.

Belfast Telegraph, "Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet", published: 5 March 2015.

The Guardian, "University installs prototype 'pee power' toilet" by Rebecca Smithers, published: 5 March 2015.

South West Argus, "Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet", by Press Association, published: 5 March 2015.

Mirror, "'Pee-power' toilet that generates electricity from urine installed yards from students' union", by Rod Minchin, published: 5 March 2015.

Mail Online, "Charge your phone with URINE: Pee-powered toilet could be 'everlasting' source of electricity, say inventors", by Ellie Zolfagharifard, published: 5 March 2015.

NBC News, "'Chappie' Doesn't Think Robots Will Destroy the World", by Keith Wagstaff, published: 4 March 2015.

Reuters, "Pee-powered 'green' toilet to light up refugee camps", by Magdalena Mis, published: 4 March 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Research from UWE to be presented to MPs and ministers at Westminster", published: 3 March 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Research into robotic trousers to help those with impaired mobility", published: 24 February 2015.

ITV News, "Bristol robotics firm gets international recognition", published: 19 February 2015.

Business Leader, "Bristol start-up rubs shoulders with Dyson, Google and Panasonic", published: 18 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Bristol robotics start-up Open Bionics named alongside Google and Dyson as one to watch in 2015", published: 18 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Bristol start-up named as one of the top robotic companies to watch worldwide in 2015", by Gavin Thompson, published: 17 February 2015.

Horizon - EU Research & Innovation Magazine, "Growing computer chips from slime mould and bacteria", by Rex Merrifield, published: 16 February 2015.

Wired, "Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent", by Mark Piesing, published: 16 February 2015.

Swindon Business News, "Regional manufacturing group gets back in the swim after Lloyds gets on board", by Robert Buckland, published: 16 February 2015.

Engadget, "The future of driverless cars is being shaped by a modified Land Rover", by Nick Summers, published: 13 February 2015.

South West Business, "Bristol Post Business Awards 2015: The launch", published: 12 February 2015.

Heart Radio 96.3FM, "Driverless Cars Trial in the Westcountry", published: 11 February 2015.

Bristol 24/7, "First look at driverless car technology", by Pamela Parkes, published: 11 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Watch as driverless cars are tested on Bristol's roads in pioneering project", published: 11 February 2015.

UWE Press Office, "Transport Minister and Business Secretary launch VENTURER driverless car trial", published: 11 February 2015.

Bristol Post, "Launch of Bristol Post Business Awards 2015", published: 11 February 2015.

R&D, "Programming safety into self-driving cars", by Aaron Dubrow, NSF, published: 4 February 2015.

The National Science Foundation, "Programming safety into self-driving cars", by Aaron Dubrow (NSF) and Shlomo Zilberstein (University of Massachusetts Amherst), published: 2 February 2015.

Financial Times, "When a moral machine is better than a flawed human being", by Anjana Ahuja, published: 12 January 2015.

Western Daily Press, "How technology will run our lives", by Martyn Landi, published: 7 January 2015., "Driverless Cars: Trials Begin In The UK. UK cities where you are likely to see a driverless car", by Simon Donohue, published: 2 January 2015.

U.S.News, "Google: Your Computer Is Stupid", by Tom Risen, published: 1 January 2015.


Bristol Post, "Bristol start-up Open Bionics to showcase robotic hands at International CES tech trade show in Las Vegas", by Gavin Thompson, published: 30 December 2014.

TransportXtra, "Four cities selected to pilot driverless forms of transport", by Andrew Foster, published: 17 December 2014.

UoB News, "Nature-inspired engineering project wins Leverhulme grant", published: 9 December 2014.

IEEE Spectrum, "UK Shifts its Self-Driving Car Research Into a Higher Gear", by Willie Jones, published: 9 December 2014.

CIOB, "Atkins and Arup join £19m driverless cars trial projects", published: 9 December 2014.

Robotics Tomorrow, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory to Research, Develop and Demonstrate Verifiably 'Ethical' Robots", published: 9 December 2014.

PhysOrg, "New research will help robots know their limits", by Shemina Davis, published: 8 December 2014.

The Economist, "Hunting as a pack", published: 6 December 2014.

Stroud News & Journal, "Driverless cars coming to South Gloucestershire", by Joshua Wright, published: 5 December 2014.

Guide2Bristol, "Driverless cars to be tested in Bristol by VENTURER consortium", published: 4 December 2014., "Bristol, London, Milton Keynes and Coventry will host driverless car tests", by Dave Neal, published: 4 December 2014.

UoB Press Office, "Multi-million grant will introduce driverless cars to UK roads", published: 4 December 2014.

Bristol Post, "Driverless cars could be on Bristol streets next year: Autumn Statement 2014", by Gavin Thompson, published: 3 December 2014.

SourceWire, "Flying cars, big data and classroom revolutions - Innovisions 2014 takes innovation to the next level" published: 1 December 2014.

The Conversation, "Beyond the ‘poo bus’: the many uses of human waste", by Sarah Jewitt, published: 25 November 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol robotics entrepreneur Silas Adekunle wins people's support at Pitch@Palac" by Gavin Thompson, published: 21 November 2014.

Daily Times, "Could poop soon power smartphones?", published: 20 November 2014.

Malaysian Digest, "Could Poop Soon Power Smartphones? Natural Process Found In Bacteria In Faeces Could Be Used To Improve 'Bio Batteries'", published: 19 November 2014.

Mail Online, "Could POOP soon power smartphones? Natural process found in bacteria in faeces could be used to improve 'bio batteries'", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 19 November 2014.

Laboratory talk, "Human waste fuel cells 'a step closer'", by Robert Smith, published: 19 November 2014.

The Connected Business, "Eco project takes urine seriously", by Adam Jezard, published: 18 November 2014.

Robotics Today, "ECHORD++ Integrates Public Bodies", by Sebastian Weisenburger, published 14 November 2014.

UoB News, "NASA scientist to discuss the limitations of human vision", published: 4 November 2014.

The Engineer, "Honouring yesterday's engineers and the creativity of tomorrow's engineers", by Jason Ford, published: 3 November 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol engineer Joel Gibbard, of Open Bionics, shakes hands with robotic hand he made for man born without one", by Gavin Thompson, published: 29 October 2014., "Identifying long-distance threats – new 3D technology could improve CCTV images", published: 21 October 2014.

HITC, "Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel ?", by Mark Piesing, published: 10 October 2014.

The Guardian/The Observer, "Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?", by Mark Piesing, published: 10 October 2014.

Robohub, "Robohub Digest September 2014: Robo-vacuums, regulation, IROS and more", by Jana Witt, Hallie Siegel, published: 6 October 2014.

GMA Network, "Putting the ethics in robotics: Testing Asimov's First Law", by Bea Montenegro, published: 22 September 2014.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory-based Omnidynamics 3D printing business wins best start-up in Lloyds Bank Enterprise Awards" by The Bristol Post, published: 17 September 2014.

CNBC, "Charge your phone using ‘urine-tricity’", by Anmar Frangoul, published: 16 September 2014.

Federal News Radio, "Interview: Melvyn Smith, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotic Laboratory", by Tom Temin, published: 16 September 2014.

io9, "Cool Experiment Puts Asimov's First Law Of Robotics To The Test", by George Dvorsky, published: 15 September 2014.

Fox News, "Could 3D technology revolutionize surveillance?", by Allison Barrie, published: 4 September 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol robotic hand creator makes final of global contest", by Gavin Thompson, published: 3 September 2014.

NDTV Gadgets, "Soon, Urine May Charge Your Smartphones and Tablets", by Indo Asian News Service, published: 4 August 2014.

The Economist, "Pee power. Going to the loo can recharge a smartphone", published: 2 August 2014.

Bristol Post, "Bristol could be one of first cities for self-drive car", by Sophie Prideaux, published: 31 July 2014.

Bristol Post, "Tech special: Robotics pioneers lead the way to California" by Sammy Payne, published: 16 July 2014.

SouthWest Business, "Centre for Cities: Bristol’s becoming a hotbed for high-tech business", by Mike Ribbeck, published: 11 July 2014.

Bristol Post, "Cable and wires: Vince Cable pays a visit to Bristol Robotic Laboratory", published: 8 July 2014.

BBC Points West, "Vince Cable Visits BRL", published:07 July 2014.

BRL News, "John Cridland CBE, Director-General of the CBI, Visits the Bristol Robotics Laboratory", published: 18 June 2014.

Technology Strategy Board, "‘Magnificent seven’ team up for Robotics Mission", published: 11 June 2014.

Aljazeera, The Cure, "Robots for the Elderly", published: 10 June 2014.

UWE Press Office, "BRL is part of the Long Term Care Revolution", published: 3 June 2014.

BBC News - Business, "Easyjet develops flying robots to inspect aircraft", published: 7 May 2014.

UWE Press Office, "Robots vs Animals: BRL learns from the ingenuity of nature", published: 7 May 2014.

Seatrade Global, "Building robots to battle threats beneath the sea", by Gary Howard, published: 06 May 2014.

UWE Press Office, "BRL Exhibits at Reinvent the Toilet Fair", published: 18 March 2014.

UWE Press Office, "BBC News at Six broadcast from Bristol Robotics Laboratory - 12 March 2014", published: 12 March 2014.

BBC News at Six, "Skills shortage 'threatens UK's hi-tech sector'", by George Alagiah, published: 12 March 2014.

cbbc newsround, "Ricky investigates the world of robots", by Ricky, published: 10 March 2014.

Guardian Liberty Voice, "The Body Extender: Most Advanced Wearable Robot Exoskeleton to Date", by Jennifer Pfalz, published: 9 March 2014.

Inventor Spot, "Human Exoskeleton Is "The Most Complex Wearable Robot" Ever Built", published: March 2014

BRL News, "Minister Counsellor Zhou Xiaoming visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory", published: 11 February 2014.

UWE Press Office, "Royal visitor sees latest robotics at BRL", published: 7 February 2014.

IEEE Spectrum, "Next Generation Robotic Whiskers Promise New Capabilities, More Cuteness", by Evan Ackerman, published: 27 January 2014.

Mail Online, "Could houses be powered by URINE? Scientists generate electricity from bacteria in human waste", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 17 January 2014.

FT Magazine, "Science: Can humans get on with robots?", by Clive Cookson, published: 3 January 2014.


The Washington Post, "Turning robots into surrogates for homebound senior citizens" , by Matt Mcfarland, published: 31 December 2013., "Rodents and coffee could inspire space robots in future", published: 29 December 2013.

CNN, "How rodents and coffee could shape future space robots", by Dave Gilbert, published: 28 December 2013.

Chron, "Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine", by Julie Bort, published: 23 December 2013.

The Bath Chronicle, "Meet Nao the robot Bath University researchers hope will help us share ideas", by Bath Chronicle, published: 9 December 2013.

Horizon Magazine, "Integrating smart robots into society", by Rex Merrifield, published: 16 December 2013.

Robotics Tomorrow, "EPSRC Funds Three-Year Project on Human Interaction with Robots", published: 12 December 2013.

The Bath Chronicle, "University of Bath robot research will bridge communication gap", by Bath Chronicle, published: 12 December 2013.

UWE Press Office, "No need to feel left out if there’s a robot about", published: 11 December 2013.

Übergizmo, "Prototype Robotic "Heart" Runs Off Urine", by Edwin Kee, published: 1 December 2013., "Pumping fuel in ecobot", published: 11 November 2013., "Scientists on way to creating urine-driven robo", published: 11 November 2013.

UWE Press Office, "Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots", published: 8 November 2013.

Computerworld, "No batteries needed! Future robots may run on urine", by Sharon Gaudin, published: 8 November 2013.

Dvice, "Robot heart fueled by human waste", by Robin Burks, published: 8 November 2013.

The Engineer, "Researchers give urine-powered robot new 'heart'", published: 8 November 2013.

SouthWest Business, "Bristol-based Robotic Educational Systems and Technology (Restech) wins £10,000 from Santander", by The Bristol Post, published: 5 November 2013.

BRL News, "BRL Technology Incubatee Restech wins £10,000", published: 5 November 2013.

South Cotswolds Gazette, "Broken bones could be mended with robot-assisted surgery", by Lucy Fulford, published: 25 October 2013.

UWE Press Office, "Robotic technology - enhancing medical practice", published: 7 October 2013.

The Guardian, "Meet the new generation of robots. They're almost human…", by Mark Honigsbaum, published: 15 September 2013.

New Scientist, "Robot face lets slime mould show its emotional side", by Celeste Biever, published: 8 August 2013.

BBC News Bristol, "Robotic exoskeleton aids hand movement after stroke", by Emma Hallett, published: 2 August 2013.

Mail Online, "Meet the amazing robots that can move like animals, communicate with humans and even dance and draw", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 1 August 2013

Oil Price, "University Researchers Use Urine as a Source of Energy", by Joao Peixe, published: 27 July 2013.

Energy Live News,"Wee-charge your mobile phone", by Priyanka Shrestha, published: 19 July 2013.

Parda Phash, "Recharge your Mobile phone with urine!", by Nitish Kapoor, published: 18 July 2013.

The Green Car Webisite, "Mobile phone runs off pee-powered battery charger", by Faye Sunderland, published: 18 July 2013.

iDigital Times, "Urine Found to have Power to Charge Cell Phones", by Nupur Jha, published: 18 July 2013.

Science News Daily, "Urine-powered mobile phone charger lets you spend a penny to make a call", Daily coverage of the most popular science and technology news.

International Digital Times, "Urine Phone Charging: How Did Scientists Charge Samsung Mobile Phone With Human Waste Product?", by Sanna Chu, published: 17 July 2013.

CBS Phylly, "British Researchers Developing Urine-Powered Electronic Devices", published: 17 July 2013.

metro, "Dead battery? Scientists use human urine to charge cell phones", By Courtney M. Fowler, published: 17 July 2013.

ABC News, "British scientists find human urine is capable of recharging mobile phones", by Mary Ann Jolley, published: 17 July 2013.

CBS News, "Urine-powered cell phones?", by Danielle Elliot, published: 17 July 2013.

Extreme Tech, "Scientists create urine-powered fuel cell that can recharge a mobile phone", by Sebastian Anthon, published: 17 July 2013.

Discovery News, "Urine Powers Mobile Phone", by AFP, published: 17 July 2013.

ABC Science, "Scientists power phone using urine", published: 17 July 2013.

The Independent, "Video: Urine-powered mobile phone charger lets you spend a penny to make a call", by James Vincent, published: 17 July 2013.

digitalone, "Scientists power mobile phone using urine", published: 17 July 2013.

hindustan times, "Human pee can charge your cell phone", published: 17 July 2013. "Mobile phone powered by urine", published: 17 July 2013.

dna india, "Soon, mobile phones to get powered with urine", published: 17 July 2013.

The Australian News, "Scientists power phone using urine", published: 17 July 2013.

Belfast Telegraph, "Urine could charge mobile phones", published: 17 July 2013.

Mail Online, "British scientists unveil the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE", by Sarah Griffiths, published: 17 July 2013.

Mirror, "Boffins discover a way to power mobile phones with URINE", by Martin Newman, published: 17 July 2013.

Orange, "Urine could charge mobile phones", published: 17 July 2013.

The Sunday Morning Herald, "Scientists power mobile phone with urine", by AFP, published: 17 July 2013.

UWE Press Office, "Mobile phone runs on urine power", published: 16 July 2013.

CNET, "Phone out of juice? Scientists want to recharge it with urine", by Christopher MacManus, published: 16 July 2013

The Telegraph, "Call of nature: mobile phone charged using urine", by Richarg Gray, published: 16 July 2013.

Live Science, "Cellphone Needs Charging? Urine Luck" by Marc Lallanilla, published: 16 July 2013.

Asian Image, "Could urine charge your mobile phone?", published: 16 July 2013.

Khaleej Times, "Mobile phone powered using urine", published: 16 July 2013.

Yahoo News, "Urine could charge mobile phones", by Press Association, published: 16 July 2013.

The Courier, "About as eco as it gets — Bristol scientists reveal urine-powered mobile phones", by Press Association, published: 16 July 2013.

Huffington Post, "Charge Your Phone With Urine? Scientists Say It's Possible Using Microbial Fuel Cells", by Sara Gates, published: 16 July 2013.

PHYS ORG, "Scientists power mobile phone using urine", published: 16 July 2013.

BBC News Bristol, "Bristol scientists use urine to charge mobile phone", published: 16 July 2013.

Business Weekly, "Humans to rule on robot competence", by Kate Sweeney, published: 11 July 2013.

ROBOTS.NET, Random Robot Roundup: "The Bristol Robotics Lab has started a new program to make robots more 'trustworthy' - in this context, 'trustier' means 'safer'.", published: 8 July 2013.

UoB Press Office, "New £1.2 million research project to make robots more trustworthy", published: 2 July 2013.

UoB Press Office, "Humanoid robot that sees and maps", published: 1 July 2013.

BBC News, Bristol, "Robot operates on 1,000th prostate cancer patient", published: 20 June 2013.

The Telegraph, "Man and Robot: where will the story end?", by Will Storr, published: 20 June 2013.

SouthWestBusiness, "Ecotricity donates £65,000 car to Bristol researchers", by The Citizen, Gloucestershire, published: 18 June 2013.

PHYS ORG, "Humanoid robot that sees and maps", published: 2 June 2013.

New Scientist, "Gliding robot mimics flying fish", by Paul Marks, published:19 May 2013.

IEEE Spectrum, "Shrewbot Uses Whiskers to Map Its Environment", by Evan Ackerman, published: 9 May 2013.

BRL News, "Run like a robot", published: 22 April 2013.

BRL News, "Red Bull Soapbox Race", published: 3 April 2013.

AZoCleantech, "Microbial Fuel Cell Turns Human Waste into Power", published: 14 March 2013.

New Scientist, "3D-printed cyborg muscle produces artificial heartbeat", by Sandrine Ceurstemont, published: 21 February 2013.

AZoCleantech, "Environmentally Friendly Robots", by Kris Walker, published: 31 January 2013.

Laser Focus World, "Would you "iRobot" with Jules?", by Gail Overton, published: January 2013.


ZDNet, "Wastewater treatment robot is fueled by human sewage", by Heather Clancy, published: 26 December 2012.

Reflex Magazine, "Belly of the Robo-Beast", by DGR, published: Reflex December 2012, Number 19.

BRL News, "Safe and Trustworthy Autonomous Assistive Robots (STAARs)", published: 6 December 2012.

EcoChunk, "EcoBot III: A Poo-powered robot to clean wastewater", by Anupam Jolly, published: 4 December 2012.

Design &, "EcoBot III: Innovative Robot for Sewage Treatment", published: 3 December 2012.

Truthdive, "Now, poo powered robot to cut energy costs at sewage plants", by News Desk, published: 1 December 2012.

BBC News, CBBC News Round, "The poo powered robot invented by Bristol scientists", published: 30 November 2012.

Digital Journal, "EcoBot-III turns human waste into electricity", by Greta McClan, published: 30 November 2012.

Softpedia, "Spotlight: Poo-Powered Robot Eats Wastewater, Then Goes to the Bathroom", by Laura Sinpetru, published: 30 November 2012.

Mashable, "This Robot Runs on Sewage Waste", by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, published: 29 November 2012.

PHYS ORG, "EcoBotIII: Sewage-powered robot launched", by, published: 29 November 2012.

This is Bristol, "Science boffins make electricity from sewage", by John Houseman, published: 28 November 2012.

South West Business, "Cutting-edge robotics star in Minister’s Bristol visit", by The Post, published: 14 November 2012.

BRL News, "Robotics set to 'revolutionise the UK economy'", published: 12 November 2012.

Zelo Research, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Elumotion", published: 14 October 2012.

Forbes, "EcoBots: A Real Life Back To The Future Car, Only Greener", published: 9 September 2012.

FIRA 2012 and TAROS 2012 - August 2012

The Eword, "'Robot Olympics' comes to Bristol", published: 24 August 2012.

BBC NEWS Technology, "Robots compete in their own 'Olympics' games", by Jane Wakefield, published: 23 August 2012.

Huffington Post UK, "RoboWorldCup 2012: British Teams Compete In Mechanical Olympiad", By Michael Rundle, published: 23/08/2012.

This is Bristol, "Going for gold in robot Olympics", published: 22 August 2012.

BBC News, Bristol, "Robots in Bristol for FIRA RoboWorld Cup", published: 19 August 2012.

A to Z of Robotics, "Britain to Host FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012", by Kalwinder Kaur, published: 16 August 2012.

Science City Bristol, "RoboWorld Cup comes to Bristol", published: 13 August 2012.


Daily Mail, "The robot built from a Playstation and household junk which could one day help sweep for underwater mines", by Eddie Wrenn, published: 6 July 2012.

YUDU, "Science Fiction" page 65, "Robots are the future: Affirmative", Page 76, published: 14 June 2012.

YUDU, "£16m boost for UK robotics", page 16, published: 14 June 2012.

BRL Official Opening - May 2012

BBC News, Newsbeat, "Robot laboratory opens in Bristol to help fight cancer", published: 29 May 2012.

Voidnoise, "The UK’s largest robotics lab opens in Bristol", published: 11 May 2012.

Bristol 24-7, "Britain’s biggest robot lab opens for business in Bristol", by John Fox-Clinch, published: 11 May 2012.

UWE Press Office, "BRL Official Opening", published: 10 May 2012.

Robot-House, "The UK’s largest robotics lab opens in Bristol", by Alex Sleat, published: 10 May 2012.

BBC News, Bristol, "The UK's largest robotics laboratory opens in Bristol", published: 10 May 2012.

BBC News, Bristol, "Robots of the future designed at new Bristol laboratory", by Dave Harvey, published: 10 May 2012.

The IE&T, "Bristol opens new university robotics labratory", by Abi Grogan, published: 10 May 2012.

ITV News, West, "Robotics lab opens in Bristol", by Rebecca Broxton, published: 10 May 2012.

Techradar, "UK's biggest-ever robot research centre opens for business, Bristol 'bots readied for Judgement Day",  by Marc Chacksfield, published: 10 May 2012.

This is Bristol, "UK's biggest robot laboratory opens in Bristol", published: 10 May 2012.

EPSRC, "£16 million boost for UK robotics", by EPSRC Press Office, published: 10 May 2012.

BRL News, "FIRA 2012 RobotWorld Cup and TAROS 2012", published: 7 Apr 2012., "Meet the self-sustaining machine that can forage for its own fuel", by Matt Hussey, published: 16 March 2012.

BRL News, "Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design", published: 20 January 2012.

UoB Press Office, "Shrew whiskers inspire ground-breaking robot design", published: 20 January 2012.


The Guardian, "Tech Weekly podcast: BlueCava's tracking technology, Robotville at the Science Museum", by Aleks Krotoski and Scott Cawley, published: 29 November 2011.

University of Bristol, "Bristol Robotics Laboratory receives Grand Challenges Explorations funding", by Joanne Fryer, published: 8 November 2011.

BRL News, "Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation", published: 7 November 2011.

BRL News, "David Willetts meets RoboThespian™ at UWE", published: 26 September 2011.

SW Innovation News, "Bristol Robotics Lab to host Robot World Cup", published: 23 February 2011.

Science City Bristol, "Robotics in the South West", by Oliver Lee, published: 15 February 2011.

The Royal Society, "Active touch sensing", Audio Recording, Session 7 - Professor Tony Pipe, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UK, published: 2 February 2011.


BBC News, Bristol, "'Robot carers' developed in Bristol laboratory", published: 8 November 2010.

BBC Bristol, "Bristol scientist 'revolutionises' robots with new device", published: 11 October 2010.

cnet, "Holy crap! Scientists create pooping robot", by Tim Hornyak, published: 21 July 2010.

PHYS ORG, "Self-sustaining robot has an artificial gut", by Lin Edwards, published: 20 July 2010.

BBC News, "Bath and Bristol universities aim for car fuel from CO2", published: 24 March 2010.


Daily News America, Rat-like robot uses sensory techology to revolutionize rescue missions, by Christine Roberts, published: 2 July 2009.

World Press, "Scale-up of Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment", by Richard, published: 28 May 2009.

2008, "Jules robot mimics emotions in real-time", by Matthew Humphries, published:17 November 2008.

This is Bristol, "West robot mimics human expressions", published: 13 November 2008.

The Telegraph, "Robot head designed in Britain can mimic your emotions in real time", by Matthew Moore, published: 12 November 2008.

Mail Online, "Pictured: The robot that can pull faces just like a human being" by Daily Mail Reporter, published: 12 November 2008.

UK Network for Assistive & Rehabilitation Robotics, "Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL)", by Chris, published: 6 September 2008.


BBC News, "What happened to the Robot Age?", by Jonathan Duffy, published: 27 January 2006.


BBC News, "Advanced robotics lab for city", published: 14 December 2005.

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BRL facts and figures
Brief BRL Lab Specification

  • BRL covers an area of approximately 4,600 sqm
  • BRL consists of thirty three Research Bays
  • All six BRL Laboratories comply to Containment Level 2 (CL2) standard
  • BRL facilities include two Flying Arenas.
  • The Large Flying Arena is equipped with an Infrared Motion Tracking System and an overhead camera

Laboratory Facilities

  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Hazardous Test
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Polymers
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Wet Lab

Research Themes

  • Aerial robots
  • Assisted Living
  • Bioenergy & Self Sustainable
  • Biomimetic and neuro-robotics
  • Medical robotics
  • Non-linear robotics
  • Robot vision
  • Safe human robot interaction
  • Self-repairing robotic systems
  • Smart automation
  • Soft robotics
  • Swarm robotics
  • Unconventional computation
  • Verification & validation

Range of Staff Disciplines

  • Aerodynamicists
  • Biologists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Computer Scientists
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Material Scientists
  • Mathematicians
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Surgeons
  • Psychologists
  • Philosophers

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