The University of Hull will be displaying robotics expertise at the TechExpo Humber event in Hull tomorrow to inspire young people to take on careers in technology.
The exhibition, which is being held at Bonus Arena over Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October, will give students the chance to interact with the most up-to-date technology – including playing Connect 4, with a robot.
This event intends to ignite interest in technology and show students the variety of career opportunities available within the technology sector.
At the University of Hull stand, students are invited to play popular children’s game Connect 4 with Baxter the Robot who usually resides in the university’s robotics lab. Students can also experience a flash flood through virtual reality (VR) and understand how a Formula 1 car is built using the latest digital design and simulation software.
Looking after Baxter at the two-day event is Martin Davies, second year student studying Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Hull, he says: “Robotics is the future. Right now, we are seeing a huge boom across all industries as they upgrade their systems to include robotics. This is why I chose to study Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Hull. The course combines different aspects of engineering such as electronic, mechanical and computer programming which is going to set me up really well for my future in the industry.”
TechExpo Humber is a partnership between the University of Hull, GB Recruitment, Hull and East Riding councils and tech giant IBM. They have come together to inspire young people across the region to progress a future career in tech eventually building a high quality and sustainable talent pool local businesses can access. This is in response to a noticeable tech-skills shortfall in the region.