8 November 2019

Diamond Dog

Our robot MiRo is lost in the Engineering Faculty building, the Diamond.
Will MiRo find the rest of the robot pack? Watch the video to see MiRo navigate through teaching labs and study spaces.

Three Miro robot dogs in a group - image

Computer Science students have access to excellent facilities and equipment which stimulate and support 21st century teaching, creating compelling practical experiences, promoting effective collaboration skills, and resulting in highly-employable graduates. 

The Department of Computer Science have recently invested in 40 new MiRo-E robots. The robots will be used to teach students topics including artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive science. Professor Tony Prescott - co founder and director of Consequential Robotics, and senior academic staff member in the Department of Computer Science - was part of the team who created MiRo. The technology developed for MiRo was a collaboration between the University and Consequential Robotics. Our students will see a direct benefit by being exposed to this technology which has been specifically designed for teaching. 

Student with MiRo robot

The Diamond is the University of Sheffield’s largest ever investment in teaching and learning. Inside, the six-storey Diamond boasts specialist teaching facilities including a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library and IT services, and space for informal study including a cafe. The computing area offers 1,000 study spaces for all students and staff across the University. There are also digital and print facilities, media editing booths, a recording studio and computer teaching laboratories. The building’s 19 laboratories offer students more practical learning opportunities with a chemical engineering pilot plant, a clean room, robot arena, an aerospace simulation lab and a virtual reality suite.

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