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Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2012, November). Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots. Paper presented at International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This paper describes the distributed self-assembly of a multi-robot ‘organism’ from a swarm of autonomous heterogeneous modular mobile robots. A distributed self-assembly strategy based on a symbol sequence representation is proposed. Constructed fro... Read More about Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots.

Reporting on negotiated boundaries (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2012, July). Reporting on negotiated boundaries. Presented at 6th Annual Science and the Public Conference, Kingston University, London, UK

Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Weitkamp, E., Wilkinson, C., & Knetsch, M. (2011, November). Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward. Presented at NCCPE Engage 2011 Conference, Bristol, UK

The workshop aimed to explore recent methods taken to assess the impact of different approaches to public engagement, specifically focusing on public engagement through festivals and media; and to consider some problematic aspects of assessing the i... Read More about Engaging and assessing impact: Moving forward.

The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours (2011)
Presentation / Conference
O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F., & Studley, M. (2011, September). The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours. Paper presented at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, USA

Embodied fitness assessment of robotic controllers is slow but grounded, while assessment in a simulated environment is fast but can run foul of the ‘reality gap’. We present a distributed co-evolutionary method to adapt the environmental model of an... Read More about The distributed co-evolution of an embodied simulator and controller for swarm robot behaviours.

Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., Sardo, M., & Bultitude, K. (2011, September). Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees. Paper presented at STEM Graduates’ Writing Skills Project Conference, University of Bath, UK

The presentation highlights findings from a nine month project funded via the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2010-11. Drawing on a questionnaire survey of employers, in addition to interviews with employers and University programme leaders the p... Read More about Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees.

Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., & Sardo, M. (2011, April). Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, LSE, London, UK

The need for a greater engagement with social science has been highlighted by key UK-based organisations, such as the ESRC and the Academy of Social Sciences (Benyon and David, 2008). In the UK, as Burchell and Holden (2009:4) describe, an ‘extensiv... Read More about Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science.

Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., & Weitkamp, E. (2011, March). Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study. Paper presented at Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward Symposium, University of Bournemouth, UK

This study provides another angle on the vexed question of the role of environmental research in informing the policymaking process and it describes research undertaken to investigate the ways in which scientific evidence is used by environmental pol... Read More about Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study.

Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A., Bultitude, K., Wilkinson, C., & Winfield, A. F. (2010, December). Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium. Paper presented at Public Communication of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India

Open Science is an approach to the conduct of science in which the whole of an ongoing scientific investigation – data, ideas, questions, plans, results and more – is made available online. Open Science began as a way to facilitate the workings of mu... Read More about Muddying the waters or clearing the stream? Open Science as a communication medium.

New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Rocks, C., & Bultitude, K. (2010, December). New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab. Paper presented at The 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology (PCST-2010), New Delhi, India

Researchers are increasingly playing a key role in the public communication of science. This makes understanding researchers’ motivations, and the benefits and barriers they perceive, an important step to ensuring successful direct interactions betwe... Read More about New frontiers in science communication: Researchers’ experiences of coming out of the lab.

Requirements for phylogenetic tree visualisation: A user driven approach (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Hale, P., Solomonides, T., Beeson, I., Willey, N., Bultitude, K., & Reynolds, D. M. (2010, November). Requirements for phylogenetic tree visualisation: A user driven approach. Poster presented at BBSRC/AHRC Workshop on "The Challenges of Visualising Biological Data", Bristol, UK

BBSRC/AHRC Workshop on "The Challenges of Visualising Biological Data" Date: 16-17 November 2010 Venue: The Thistle Grand Hotel, Bristol BBSRC - http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/events/1011-visualising-biological-data.aspx AHRC -http://www.ahrc.... Read More about Requirements for phylogenetic tree visualisation: A user driven approach.

On open science and public engagement with engineering (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2010, September). On open science and public engagement with engineering. Paper presented at European Association for Studies in Science and Technology, Trento, Italy

Open Science is an emerging approach to the conduct of science, technology and engineering projects, in which information about the whole of an ongoing investigation is made available on and through the Internet. Adopting an Open Science approach mea... Read More about On open science and public engagement with engineering.