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READ-IT annotation and contribution workshop in Glasgow (11.12.2019)

Want to learn more about how to identify the evidences of reading in printed texts? Want to contribute your own thoughts and experiences of reading to our new European research project, READ-IT? If the answer is yes, or you are just curious to find out more, join us for this free READ-IT public engagement workshop […]

KMi Fest at The Open University

On the 14th of November 2019, the Knowledge Media Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary in the OU Library: a KMi Festival. Among the showcase of KMi cutting-edge research, Dr. Alessio Antonini presented READ-IT project and the progress made in the first year and half of activities in modelling the reading experience.

Re-live the Action from the Sciroc Challenge with the SciRoc-Replay Application

Following the success of the recent SciRoc Challenge, the team at The Open University have been analysing the wealth of data that were exchanged between the robots taking part in the competition trials and the MK Data Hub over the course of the week. The MK Data Hub is a data infrastructure that supports the […]

Robotics competition looks for new European host city for 2021!

In September 2019, Milton Keynes, UK successfully hosted the first Smart City Robotics competition ‘SciRoc’ funded by the H2020 EU programme. The aim of the competition is to highlight the huge potential for the development of robotic applications in the context of a Smart City. The first SciRoc challenge was held in a Milton Keynes shopping […]

Watch the video from the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Well… what an event! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, teams, volunteers and members of the public for getting involved and supporting the 2019 SciRoc Challenge, and to Milton Keynes for hosting us. We were thrilled to see so many people participating, asking questions, interacting with the robots and getting as excited […]

Contribute to READ-IT at ‘Edinburgh: A City of Readers’ (20.11.2019), a free Book Week Scotland event

  Edinburgh is famous across the world for being a city of writers. Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin and J.K. Rowling to name just a few, all lived and wrote here. But Edinburgh is also a city of readers. Join Dr Shafquat Towheed and Dr Sally Blackburn-Daniels from The Open […]

Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial presents READ-IT in Montreal, Canada (17.10.2019)

READ-IT consortium lead and project PI Prof Brigitte Ouvry-Vial gave an invited lecture on researching European readers from the 18th to the 21st centuries and presented the READ-IT project at Conference Midi-EBSI, University of Montreal, Canada, on 17 October 2019.

Meet HanS: the Health & Safety Robot Inspector

In this video, the Health & Safety robot inspector under development at ISDS, which is called HanS, is navigating KMi searching for a set of relevant everyday objects. The robot’s location on the map can be followed on the top-right display. Its predictions of the object classes and locations (i.e., the rectangular bounding boxes enclosing […]

Du patrimoine à la contribution

READ-IT Project Leader Dr. Brigitte Ouvry-Vial participated in a 1 Day workshop organized by the Ministry of Culture (France), the ANR (National Research Agency) and the Mediathèque of Architecture and Cultural Heritage on April 4, 2019 (Paris area). The topic was the role of communities in cultural heritage governance. The workshop involved speakers and scholars […]

Images from the SciRoc Challenge

Below is a selection of photos from the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019