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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.

Modelling and optimisation of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems (2010)
Journal Article
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2010). Modelling and optimisation of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems. International Journal of Robotics Research, 29(14), 1743-1760. https://doi.org/10.1177/0278364910375139

Understanding the effect of individual parameters on the collective performance of swarm robotic systems in order to design and optimize individual robot behaviors is a significant challenge. In this paper we present a macroscopic probabilistic model... Read More about Modelling and optimisation of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems.

Modeling and optimization of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems (2010)
Journal Article
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2010). Modeling and optimization of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems. International Journal of Robotics Research, 29(14), 1743-1760. https://doi.org/10.1177/0278364910375139

Understanding the effect of individual parameters on the collective performance of swarm robotic systems in order to design and optimize individual robot behaviors is a significant challenge. In this paper we present a macroscopic probabilistic model... Read More about Modeling and optimization of adaptive foraging in swarm robotic systems.

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.

Autonomous morphogenesis in self-assembling robots using IR-based sensing and local communications (2010)
Journal Article
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2010). Autonomous morphogenesis in self-assembling robots using IR-based sensing and local communications. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 6234 LNCS, 107-118. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15461-4_10

This paper presents a simple decentralised morphology control mechanism for a swarm of self-assembling robots. Each robot in the system is fully autonomous and controlled using a behaviour-based approach with only infrared-based local sensing and com... Read More about Autonomous morphogenesis in self-assembling robots using IR-based sensing and local communications.

Podologues: Conversations created by science podcasts (2010)
Journal Article
Birch, H., & Weitkamp, E. (2010). Podologues: Conversations created by science podcasts. New Media and Society, 12(6), 889-909. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444809356333

Podcasts are media files that can be automatically aggregated and downloaded via the internet, and transferred to portable media players. Combined with online discussion facilities, podcasts represent flexible and potentially valuable tools for commu... Read More about Podologues: Conversations created by science podcasts.

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.

¡Astronomía, se rueda! (Astronomy and... action!) (2010)
Book
del Puerto Varela, C., & Stengler, E. (2010). ¡Astronomía, se rueda! (Astronomy and... action!). Organismo Autónomo de Museos y Centros, Cabildo de Tenerife

Various contributors write about Astronomy in film following their participation at the 2nd course on Science in the Movies of the Science Museum "Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos" in Tenerife, Spain.

Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities (2010)
Journal Article
Leksmono, N., Leksmono, N., Dorfman, P., Burnet, F., Gibbs, D., Longhurst, J., & Weitkamp, E. (2010). Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53(5), 559-571. https://doi.org/10.1080/09640561003633680

Schedule 11 of the Environment Act 1995 underpins the requirement for consultation on air quality issues. The ongoing air quality review and assessment process represents one of the largest locally based science policy and communication initiatives e... Read More about Enhancing consultation practices on Air Quality Management in local authorities.

Nanotechnology and news (2010)
Journal Article
Petersen, A., Anderson, A., Allan, S., & Wilkinson, C. (2010). Nanotechnology and news. People and Science, 18

Science and the citizen (2010)
Book Chapter
Wilkinson, C. (2010). Science and the citizen. In E. Weitkamp, & M. Brake (Eds.), Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide, (52-76). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

El lenguaje científico-técnico en el contenido de la novela y el cine entendidos como medio de divulgación: Análisis en la obra de Michael Crichton (Scientific and technical language in novels and movies considered as a format for science communication: A (2010)
Book Chapter
Stengler, E. (2010). El lenguaje científico-técnico en el contenido de la novela y el cine entendidos como medio de divulgación: Análisis en la obra de Michael Crichton (Scientific and technical language in novels and movies considered as a format for science communication: Analysis in the works of Michael Crichton). In N. Edo Marzá, & P. Ordóñez López (Eds.), El lenguaje de la ciencia y la tecnología (The Language of Science and Technology), (241-250). Castellón de la Plana, Spain: Universitat Jaume I

The use of scientific or technical jargon has been considered an issue in science communication. Using works by Michael Crichton I argue that this concern has often overshadowed other aspects such as the format of science communication: if the format... Read More about El lenguaje científico-técnico en el contenido de la novela y el cine entendidos como medio de divulgación: Análisis en la obra de Michael Crichton (Scientific and technical language in novels and movies considered as a format for science communication: A.

Review: A Private Universe online resources (2010)
Journal Article
Stengler, E. (2010). Review: A Private Universe online resources. Science in School, 17,

A Private Universe depicts a very familiar situation for teachers worldwide, namely that students do not let go of their misconceptions as easily as might be expected after a detailed and thorough learning process.

Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics (2010)
Book Chapter
O'Dowd, P., Winfield, A. F., & Studley, M. (2010). Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics. In T. Belpaeme, G. Bugmann, C. Melhuish, & M. Witkowski (Eds.), Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2010, (169-175). University of Plymouth

The major problem facing swarm robotics is that of design. A recent promising approach is the application of evolutionary algorithms to solve the problem of decomposing group behaviour to that of interacting individual behaviours. This paper presents... Read More about Towards accelerated distributed evolution for adaptive behaviours in swarm robotics.

You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you (2010)
Book Chapter
Winfield, A. F. (2010). You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you. In Y. Wilks (Ed.), Close Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key social, psychological, ethical and design issues, (201-208). John Benjamins

The projected ubiquity of personal companion robots raises a range of interesting but also challenging questions. There can be little doubt that an effective artificial companion, whether embodied or not, will need to be both sensitive to the emotion... Read More about You really need to know what your bot(s) are thinking about you.

Exploring the context of consultation: The case of local air quality management (2010)
Journal Article
Weitkamp, E. L. C., Leksmono, N., Dorfman, P., Gibbs, D. C., Leksmono, N., Longhurst, J., & Weitkamp, E. (2010). Exploring the context of consultation: The case of local air quality management. Local Environment, 15(1), 15-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549830903406040

The Environment Act of 1995 (Part IV) requires local authorities to review and assess air quality in their area of jurisdiction and to determine locations where concentrations of defined pollutants exceed. The ongoing review and assessment process is... Read More about Exploring the context of consultation: The case of local air quality management.