Monday, 29 September 2014

‘COMING SOON TO A CARE HOME NEAR YOU... ROBOTS!’


Olubukola Otesile, a research assistant with the RAT group recently spoke at an event called Ignite Academy on the 25th September. It was an opportunity for public engagement and research impact. Speaking to a public audience in Sheffield, the presentation showcased one of CATCH projects, a service evaluation of the paroseal robot (pictured below) for people with dementia in a care home in Sheffield.
Ignite is a geek event that is held in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events, Ignite presenters share their research passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, making each talk just five minutes long. Ignite academy is part of the Festival of the Mind currently going on at the University of Sheffield and is simply about education, learning, teaching and sharing ideas with the people of Sheffield. The motto of Ignite is 'enlighten us - but make it quick'.



Olubukola Otesile presenting the Paroseal

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