Ideas Lab

@ideaslabproject

Ideas Lab is an innovative new project funded through the Higher Education Innovation Fund. We act as the bridge between academia and TV, radio and multimedia.

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Lovely shadow of the Aston Webb building on the Chancellor's Court lawn earlier.

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Found this at 2pm on Pritchatts Road (at the top of the footpath opposite Elms Rd). Look familiar to anyone? Please RT.

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In the latest Ideas Lab Predictor Podcast, Lucy chats to Dr Nick Hawes about the fascinating world of robotics. They're also joined by ‘Dora the Explorer’, a robot Nick’s using in research to explore the potential for developing a robot that could essentially arrive from Amazon or Argos, be removed from its packaging, then instantly start performing tasks around the home. http://j.mp/pTo15r

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We left it to the Aldebaran Nao robot to introduce the latest Ideas Lab Predictor Podcast, which features Dr Nick Hawes, lecturer in Intelligent Robotics at the University of Birmingham.

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This image shows a virtual dissection of Placocystites, which reveals various internal parts of the creature's skeleton. Dr Imran Rahman points out a "rod" running inside the animal, and also a "ridge". The full computer reconstruction of this fossil can be viewed at: http://www.twitvid.com/I3PGN

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This image shows the virtual dissection of Ctenocystis Utahensis, which reveals a "body chamber" inside the creature. The full computer reconstruction of this fossil can be viewed at: http://www.twitvid.com/WZT4K

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A busy week for Ideas Lab, which started out with me dressed up as a burglar for some filming we were doing! Scary

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