Connected Everything and the Smart Products Beacon (University of Nottingham) jointly ran an online Summer School on 15-17 July 2020 focused on the use of collaborative robots (COBOTs) in a COVID-19 world. The summer school was delivered online and there was no charge to participants as our funding from EPSRC will cover the costs.

The challenges we particularly want to focus on are:

  • COBOTS for food production (farm and factory)
  • COBOTS for healthcare
  • COBOTS for help around the home

The summer school had a maximum 25 PhD students / recent graduates from around the UK. Sessions will relate to some of the important aspects of COBOTS (safety, training, interaction, ethics). 

Students on the summer school will be split into teams and will generate a design for a new COBOT to address one of the three challenges above.

Download the outline programme here.