Public Engagement

Connect with AI

Responsible for the design and construction of a simple yet engaging Connect 4 playing robot that is regularly taken out to schools and science festivals to interest students in Computer Science, raise awareness of the general public about Artificial Intelligence and hopefully provoke discussions about the future directions of robotics.

Starred alongside Honda's Asimo in the launch show of the Edinburgh Science Festival in 2009.

Click here to see someone's YouTube video of one of the arms in action, or alternatively try a simulated game. (Java required. You'll need to click on "Run" and then "No" to the question block potentially unsafe component.  When the page opens you might want to zoom in on your browser.)

Click on the image (left) to find out more details about the arm and the project.

This project was supported by funding from EC Cognition.