Royal Society Exhibition

ORCA Hub exhibited at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from 1st to 7th July 2019.

Find out more about our Royal Society Exhibit, "Robots in the Danger Zone".

"Robots in the Danger Zone"

Our interactive exhibit "Robots in the Danger Zone" showed - in miniature - the goals of ORCA and how robots can be used in hazardous offshore environments for guidance, navigation and control.

The aim of our exhibition was to provide a hands-on experience for visitors using interactive technology and features three interactive zones including a small-scale mock-up oil platform and wind turbines.

Visitors to our stand had an opportunity to drive Cozmo robots and over the weekend (6 & 7 July) the ANYmal robot was at the Royal Society building entrance with our University of Oxford team to greet all the visitors to the Exhibition.

Pictures from "Robots in the Danger Zone"
Pictures from "Robots in the Danger Zone"

ANYmal greeted visitors to The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition over the weekend.

Due to COVID-19, The Royal Society were unable to run their 2020 Exhibition in its usual format so moved Summer Science online. As a 2019 exhibitor, we were asked to take part in one of a series of online sessions called "What are they up to now?" to give viewers a taste of what last year's participating researchers have been doing in the past 12 months. You can watch the video here.

Participating Institutions:

Royal Society participating institutions

Background of the Hubs:

ORCA Hub was launched in October 2017 along with three other Hubs as part of the government’s £93m R&D funding on “Robotics and AI for Extreme Environments” through the Industry Strategic Challenge Fund (ISCF).