Summer Science Exhibition

Robot detectives - Sherlock Holmes meets Spiderman

Wall climbing robot

Researchers from London South Bank University are collaborating with other institutions to create inspection robots able to climb walls and swim.

Mobile robots can have many uses, from security to domestic applications.  Researchers are developing mobile robots able to climb walls and swim to perform non-destructive testing of critical infrastructure using imaging techniques. 

“The robots we are developing are able to perform non-destructive inspection techniques for a wide range of applications from industrial inspection, surveillance, and security,” says Dr Tariq Sattar, Department of Electrical, Computer & Communications Engineering, London South Bank University.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to tele-operate a climbing robot to find a hidden defect in a steel wall.  They will be able to see the technology behind these new robots and how the robots use ultrasonic and electromagnetic techniques to perform their tasks.

Exhibited by London South Bank University

The Exhibition is located in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, and takes place from Friday 25 June to Sunday 4 July 2010. Open Friday 25 June 6pm - 8.30pm, then daily 10am - 8.30pm. Entrance is free. For groups larger than 12 people, please contact us to book.