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What! No Photoshop? 
How does Facebook know where to find the faces of your friends each time you upload a new photo? How does Instagram change the way your photos look? What happens when you rotate, stretch or draw a pair of moustache on your friend’s face in a photo editor?  This interactive workshop gives an insight on the image processing and analysis that are required by these apps. Together we will program our computers to search for, and detect basic shapes in an image. 

Date and time:
Monday 27 October at 1100hrs
Tuesday 28 October at 1000hrs
Wednesday 29 October at 1100hrs
Thursday 30 October at 1000hrs
Students: maximum of 20
duration: 1 hour

Exploring the Material World Around Us
Monday 27 October at 1000hrs
Tuesday 28 October at 1000hrs

Group size: 15 students maximum

Group age: Form 1 (or the equivalent Senior 1 in private/church schools) to 6th form; tour will be the same for all.

The tours will take the form of a 'show and tell' session with perhaps an interactive stall in the sample preparation lab - visitors might be asked to look through the binocular microscope at a fractured steel bolt and later an etched cross-section of the same steel projected on a TV screen. The idea here is to explain different steps involved in the examination a ruptured structural bolt starting off with the unmounted fragments and then  going on the mounted/sectioned material. This is just an idea and respective tour leaders might have alternative ideas they might want to exploit.

The general idea however is to run the tours with minimal disruption to the operation of the labs.

Programming Lego Mindstorms Robots
Monday 27 October at 1000hrs
Tuesday 28 October at 1100hrs
Wednesday 29 October at 1000hrs
Thursday 30 October at 1100hrs

Robots that clean, robots that cook, robots that drive - that's what lies ahead in our future. But, how are these robots built? How are they made to obey? In this interactive workshop the students will be guided to program lego mindstorms robots to perform simple tasks - shedding some light on the technologies that will lead to the robots of the future. 

The maximum number for each session is 20 students. Sessions will be held in the Control Systems Laboratory

Busy Robots
During the session, the visitors are first introduced to industrial robots. This will be followed by interactive sessions with the two state-of-the-art robots in the lab. The session will end with a short video showing the application of one of the RIAL robots to an industrial task as part of a research project.

The maximum number for each session is 20 students. Sessions will be held in the Robotics and Industrial Automation Laboratory (RIAL) of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (DIME) as follows:
Wednesday 29 October at 1100hrs
Thursday 30 October at 1100hrs
Friday 31 October at 1100hrs


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Fun Run
A Fun Run/ Walk and Relay will be held on Sunday 26 October ...
 
 
Last Updated: 29 September 2014

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