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Engineering/Mathematics: Swarming Nanobots for Cancer Applications with Dr Sabine Hauert from The University of Bristol

25th February 2016 @ 09:30 - 10:30


This event is part of The University of Bristol’s virtual open day live from its Engineering Mathematics Department.

This interactive webinar/videoconference is for Year 12 and 13 students. Schools can take part in as many or as few of the webinar events during the day as they would like (See other events). Sponsored by Bristol, there is no costs to schools.

Bristol would also like to record this session with the possibility of including clips on their website. Please be aware of this when signing up.

Details of this session are as follows:

Dr Sabine Hauert Swarming nanobots for cancer applications
Nanoparticles for cancer applications are increasingly able to move, sense, and interact with the body in a controlled fashion. The challenge is to discover how trillions of nanoparticles can work together to improve the detection and treatment of tumours. Towards this end, the field of swarm robotics offers tools and techniques to control large numbers of agents with limited capabilities. Our swarm strategies are designed in realistic simulators using bio-inspiration, machine learning and crowdsourcing. Strategies are then translated to 1000 coin-sized robots, or to experiments under the microscope in tissue-on-a-chip devices. Lessons learned could also enable large-scale swarm deployments in outdoor applications.

Please do get in touch if you have a group that would like to take part. Availability will be limited to four schools.


25th February 2016
09:30 - 10:30
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