Red Bull Soapbox

Top Secret - For Your Eyes Only

Red Bull Soapbox

Members of the BRL have entered the Red Bull Soapbox Race due to take place at the Alexandra Palace, London on 14th July 2013.

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A small team at the BRL have been working hard on a new Top Secret project. Finally the time has come to reveal the latest in robot soap box technology.

Utilising extra fast wheels, go faster stripes, advanced artificial driving intelligence and a few flux gate capacitors thrown in for luck, we bring you ROBERT!!!

We hope to shock the world with ROBERT later in the year by winning the Red Bull soap box derby in London.

Lucky for you, we have captured some secret race training in the bristol robotics laboratory in the video below.


About the Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Safe Human Robot InteractionBristol Robotics Laboratory is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering.

BRL facts and figures

Bristol Robotics Laboratory is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering.

Brief BRL Lab Specification

  • BRL covers an area of approximately 4,600 sqm
  • BRL consists of thirty three Research Bays each covers an area of approximately 25 sqm
  • All six BRL Laboratories comply to Containment Level 2 (CL2) standard and cover an area of approximately 335 sqm
  • BRL facilities include two Flying Arenas. The Large Flying Arena covers an area of 182 sqm and the Small an area of 106 sqm.
  • 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

Page last updated 22 May 2017

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