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A study on the effects of cognitive overloading and distractions on human movement during robot-assisted dressing (2022)
Journal Article
Camilleri, A. (2022). A study on the effects of cognitive overloading and distractions on human movement during robot-assisted dressing. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 9, Article 815871. https://doi.org/10.3389/frobt.2022.815871

For robots that can provide physical assistance, maintaining synchronicity of the robot and human movement is a precursor for interaction safety. Existing research on collaborative HRI does not consider how synchronicity can be affected if humans are... Read More about A study on the effects of cognitive overloading and distractions on human movement during robot-assisted dressing.

Etude Neuropsychologique dans la Caraibe (2022)
Book Chapter
Ward, T. (2022). Etude Neuropsychologique dans la Caraibe.

This article is based on an invited keynote presentation to the conference of Caribbean psychologists in Martinique.

The Christmas Lectures: extending the experience outside the lecture theatre (2022)
Journal Article
Little, H., Fogg-Rogers, L., & Sardo, A. M. (2022). The Christmas Lectures: extending the experience outside the lecture theatre. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 21(2), Article A01. https://doi.org/10.22323/2.21020201

Traditionally, the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures have always adopted a deficit model for communication, with one or two invited scientists giving lectures to an audience present at the Royal Institution (Ri) and, since 1936, an audience watc... Read More about The Christmas Lectures: extending the experience outside the lecture theatre.

RETHINKING Science communication education and training: Towards a competence model for science communication (2021)
Journal Article
Fähnrich, B., Wilkinson, C., Weitkamp, E., Heintz, L., Ridgway, A., & Milani, E. (2021). RETHINKING Science communication education and training: Towards a competence model for science communication. Frontiers in Communication, 6, Article 795198. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2021.795198

Science communication is at a pivotal stage in its development due to the emergence of digital communication platforms that are not only presenting new opportunities but are also leading to new challenges. In this context, science communicators, who... Read More about RETHINKING Science communication education and training: Towards a competence model for science communication.

Organisational forms of science communication: The UK and Spanish European higher education systems as paradigms (2021)
Journal Article
Ojeda-Romano, G., Fernández-Marcial, V., Wilkinson, C., & Stengler, A. E. (in press). Organisational forms of science communication: The UK and Spanish European higher education systems as paradigms. Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00801-9

As key elements in research and development systems, higher education institutions have been taking a leading role when it comes to communicating science and technology, but their performance has been inconsistent so far. In this critical and compara... Read More about Organisational forms of science communication: The UK and Spanish European higher education systems as paradigms.

Creative exploitation of laser processing: A new toolbox for textile design (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L. (2021, December). Creative exploitation of laser processing: A new toolbox for textile design. Paper presented at Print in Art, Industry and Science, Institute of Physics

In this talk, Laura will discuss her design-led research on innovative digitally-driven surface treatments for colouration, 3D finishing and surface design of materials. She has developed multiple new opportunities to harness infrared laser irradiati... Read More about Creative exploitation of laser processing: A new toolbox for textile design.

Experiments in artificial culture: from noisy imitation to storytelling robots (2021)
Journal Article
Winfield, A. F. T., & Blackmore, S. (2021). Experiments in artificial culture: from noisy imitation to storytelling robots. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 377, Article 20200323. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020-0323

This paper presents a series of experiments in collective social robotics, spanning more than 10 years, with the long-term aim of building embodied models of (aspects) of cultural evolution. Initial experiments demonstrated the emergence of behaviour... Read More about Experiments in artificial culture: from noisy imitation to storytelling robots.

Transforming tradition: how the iconic Christmas Lectures series is perceived by its audiences (2021)
Journal Article
Sardo, A. M., Little, H., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2021). Transforming tradition: how the iconic Christmas Lectures series is perceived by its audiences. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2021.2012298

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are a landmark in the history of science communication. With today’s changing media landscape, it is important to know who is currently watching, how they are watching, and how they are perceiving the content.... Read More about Transforming tradition: how the iconic Christmas Lectures series is perceived by its audiences.

Citizen science on urban mobility - A practitioner's guide to evaluation, engagement and policy change (2021)
Other
Laggan, S., Sardo, M., Franchois, E., Bracke, A., & Maccanni, G. Citizen science on urban mobility - A practitioner's guide to evaluation, engagement and policy change. Zenodo

This guide emerged from the WeCount project and sets out to scale general guidelines for evaluating similar citizen science projects for improved urban mobility, and draw best practice models for engagement and policy recommendations. It accompanies... Read More about Citizen science on urban mobility - A practitioner's guide to evaluation, engagement and policy change.

WeCount Advocacy Toolkit (2021)
Report
Laggan, S. (2021). WeCount Advocacy Toolkit. European Commission

This toolkit is for all citizens who want to advocate for change to urban mobility. Within you will learn about data collection and analysis and the types of advocacy we can be a part of. You'll also learn how to diversify both campaign groups and au... Read More about WeCount Advocacy Toolkit.

WhiskEye: A biomimetic model of multisensory spatial memory based on sensory reconstruction (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Knowles, T. C., Stentiford, R., & Pearson, M. J. (2021). WhiskEye: A biomimetic model of multisensory spatial memory based on sensory reconstruction. In TAROS 2021: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (408-418). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89177-0_43

We present WhiskEye, a visual tactile robot supporting a neurorobotic investigation of spatial memory as a multisensory reconstructive process. This article outlines the motivation for building WhiskEye; the technical details of the physical robot, a... Read More about WhiskEye: A biomimetic model of multisensory spatial memory based on sensory reconstruction.

The light fantastic: Laser technology for textile surface coloration and patterning (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Morgan, L., Shen, J., Kane, F., & Tyrer, J. The light fantastic: Laser technology for textile surface coloration and patterning. [Textile]. Exhibited at UK Pavillion, Dubai, UAE. 21 October 2021 - 23 October 2021. (Unpublished)

The consumption of water and energy used in current dyeing and finishing processes in the textile industry poses significant environmental concern. By offering alternative solutions to traditional textile wet processing through dry laser technology,... Read More about The light fantastic: Laser technology for textile surface coloration and patterning.

The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition (2021)
Journal Article
Reinsborough, M. (2021). The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition. Water History, 13, 337–373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12685-021-00284-6

Begun in the summer of 1923, the Silent Valley Reservoir was the first large scale civil engineering project after the division between the North and the South of Ireland. It was the continuation of a previous project. In the late Nineteenth Century... Read More about The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition.

Laser textile design and finishing (2021)
Book Chapter
Morgan, L. (in press). Laser textile design and finishing. In Volume 10: Textile Futures. Bloomsbury Publishing

This entry discusses the state of the art in laser processing techniques for textiles beyond laser-cutting applications. It maps the use of laser technology for textile design with a focus on research that developed innovative digitally-driven surfac... Read More about Laser textile design and finishing.

Microbial fuel cells and their electrified biofilms (2021)
Journal Article
Greenman, J., Gajda, I., You, J., Mendis, B. A., Obata, O., Pasternak, G., & Ieropoulos, I. (2021). Microbial fuel cells and their electrified biofilms. Biofilms, 3, Article 100057. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioflm.2021.100057

Bioelectrochemical systems (BES) represent a wide range of different biofilm-based bioreactors that includes microbial fuel cells (MFCs), microbial electrolysis cells (MECs) and microbial desalination cells (MDCs). The first described bioelectrical b... Read More about Microbial fuel cells and their electrified biofilms.

Primary mesenchymal stromal cells in co-culture with leukaemic HL-60 cells are sensitised to cytarabine-induced genotoxicity, while leukaemic cells are protected (2021)
Journal Article
Gynn, L. E., Anderson, E., Robinson, G., Wexler, S. A., Upstill-Goddard, G., Cox, C., & May, J. E. (2021). Primary mesenchymal stromal cells in co-culture with leukaemic HL-60 cells are sensitised to cytarabine-induced genotoxicity, while leukaemic cells are protected. Mutagenesis, 36(6), 419-428. https://doi.org/10.1093/mutage/geab033

Tumour microenvironments are hallmarked in many cancer types. In haematological malignancies, bone marrow (BM) mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) protect malignant cells from drug-induced cytotoxicity. However, less is known about malignant impact on su... Read More about Primary mesenchymal stromal cells in co-culture with leukaemic HL-60 cells are sensitised to cytarabine-induced genotoxicity, while leukaemic cells are protected.

Moving Dialogue Online - a guide to shifting conversations onto virtual platforms (2021)
Other
Laggan, S. (2021). Moving Dialogue Online - a guide to shifting conversations onto virtual platforms. https://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/centres-and-groups/scu/courses-and-training/practitioner-guides

A practical guide for science communicators and public engagement practitioners interested in or needing to engaging participants online. Within the guide you will find an overview of online tools and platforms, tips on facilitation and moderation, i... Read More about Moving Dialogue Online - a guide to shifting conversations onto virtual platforms.

The digital resurrection of Margaret Thatcher: Creative, technological and legal dilemmas in the use of deepfakes in screen drama (2021)
Journal Article
Lees, D., Bashford-Rogers, T., & Keppel-Palmer, M. (2021). The digital resurrection of Margaret Thatcher: Creative, technological and legal dilemmas in the use of deepfakes in screen drama. Convergence, 27(4), 954–973. https://doi.org/10.1177/13548565211030452

This article develops from the findings of an interdisciplinary research project that has linked film practice research with computer science and law, in an exercise that seeks to digitally resurrect Margaret Thatcher to play herself in a contemporar... Read More about The digital resurrection of Margaret Thatcher: Creative, technological and legal dilemmas in the use of deepfakes in screen drama.