Staff

Stephen Fearn

Stephen Fearn

Club Leader

Biography:

It started back in 2000 where a group of Physicists decided to make a robot for the BBC show Robot Wars; and so Infinity was born! We competed in the 6th series but lost in the 1st round. But during the Extreme2 (University Challenges) we managed to get as far as the final but lost against Tiberius3. But hey! We came runner up!

After a few years people lost interest in Robot Wars and so the BBC cancelled the shows as it didn’t have enough viewers. Infinity showed up occasionally for some Robot Wars related events such as Roaming Robots, Robots Live etc. We are very good friends with RAZER  and have done many events together including the Robot Wars at Aberystwyth Arts Center back in 2003.

To date I build interactive robots as they can be put in any situation rather than the fighting robots. Back in 2009 we decided to build K-9 and the reaction we had from him at different conventions was amazing. During one of the conventions called “Invasion of the Daleks” at the Fleet Air Arm in Yeovil, where at least 20 daleks attend. We decided to create Dalek Doris which was finally completed in July 2012 and has attended numerous events and even taken part in a Panto!! – www.dalekdoris.co.uk

June 2014 saw the official launch of the latest member of the family in the form of  that iconic droid from the Star Wars films R2D2. Two years in construction and countless hours of fabrication, the new droid was released.Steve with the latest creation

Steve has expertise in electronic and engineering fabrication, is enhanced DBS/CRB holder, and is level 1 and 2 Safeguarding child protection.

The University:

Technician
BSc, MPhil (Wales)

  • Responsible for the development of the laser heated levitator facilities of Aberystwyth and subsequent use of Daresbury and Diamond Synchrotron radiation facilities.
  • Member of the Intelligent Robotics Group.
  • Instrumentation and engineering technician.

Details:

Email: steve@aberrobotics.club

Website:

http://dalekdoris.co.uk/img/doris.jpgtedontour

Dr Hannah Dee

Dr Hannah Dee

Club Leader - Beginners Group

Biography:

Dr Hannah Dee, a Computer Science lecturer at Aberystwyth University,
has been named by Computer Weekly as the tenth most influential woman
in UK computing.

Dr Dee is deputy chair of BCSWomen, the Chartered Institute for IT’s
group for women, and is recognised for her work in establishing the
BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium, the UK’s main conference for female
undergraduates which is now in its seventh year.

Her research areas are computer vision for the analysis of human
behaviour, the detection of shadows and reasoning about shadows, and
student attitudes to the study of computer science.

Dr Dee is the highest ranked academic on the list, which is in its fourth year.

She appears alongside such notable figures as Joanna Shields,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Culture Media and
Sport and Digital Economy Advisor to the Prime Minister, and Trudy
Norris-Grey, managing director of Microsoft’s public sector business in
Central and Eastern Europe.

Responding to the announcement, Dr Hannah Dee said: “I was amazed to
make the shortlist to be honest, I was checking twitter every now and
then and when I saw who placed in the 21-50 spots I was fairly sure I’d
not made the top 50 this year. Then my phone went mental…buzz buzz buzz
across the table. I think I’m the highest placed academic this year,
which is nuts. Nice, but nuts.”

Dr Bernie Tiddeman, Head of the Department of Computer Science said:
“We are hugely proud that Hannah’s made the top 10 this year.  She is a
fantastic asset to the department, a very popular lecturer in her
teaching role as well as a first class researcher.  And as if that
wasn’t enough she does an enormous amount of external / outreach work,
including organising the BCS Women’s annual Lovelace Colloquium and
recently being a leading organiser of the world record Appathon attempt.

“Whilst on “holiday” recently in Malawi, she found time to run some
computing courses in a local school, even though they only had one
computer that was kept locked in the heads office! That sort of sums up
her attitude, very active and very passionate about her subject. So well
done Hannah, well deserved!”CVPKh6vW4AASmC9.jpg large

Hannah is also a big fan of robots with googly eyes!

Email: hannah@aberrobotics.club

 

Dr Helen Miles

Dr Helen Miles

Club Leader - Intermediate Group

Biography:

I am a teaching fellow in Computer Science at Aberystyth University.

Email: helen@aberrobotics.club

Controlling motors Arduino style!

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Decorating robots with Helen:

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Dr Keiran Burrows

Dr Keiran Burrows

Club Leader - Advanced Group

Biography:

PhD in Solar Physics and robot wizz!

Decorating robots with Keiran:

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