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Hemma Philamore

London, Bristol, UK

Skills:Robotics, bio-electricity, soft robotics, aquatic robots, wearable technology, multi-sensory (sound/touch/visual) installation artist

I'm a lecturer in robotics at University of Bristol. In my research I focus ion energy-autonomous robots: robots that sustain their own electrical energy needs by digesting aquatic pollution. I also research soft actuators and mechanisms for controlling fluidic systems and for swimming robots. 

I recently took my robot, the Row-bot (a soft, swimming robot that  eats pollution) to the science museum in London and I was really inspired by the comments from the young people who came to see the robot in action.  Now I want to engage more with these people  to make their cool ideas reality.