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Interview: Women in Tech [HireFirst]

Interview: Women in Tech [HireFirst]

I was recently approached by HireFirst to participate in their initiative to explore diversity in tech. Of course I said yes, this is something that I feel very passionately about.Quick mention: HireFirst is an AI led recruitment platform. In tech, at the time of...

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Robotics in Healthcare

Robotics in Healthcare

I recently had a Robotics exam for my university course and one of the tasks was to write a short summary/magazine article on robotics in healthcare. I thoroughly enjoyed researching this topic so I thought I would publish my response in my blog! Advances in robotics...

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What to do when you’re in a Creative Hiatus

What to do when you’re in a Creative Hiatus

I have seen a lot of instagram posts discussing motivation recently and it has me thinking about the things that I do to get me back into that frame of mind. I also recently attended an event where this was the main topic of discussion, mostly focused on creatives...

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Movement in Robotics

Movement in Robotics

One thing that I find particularly fascinating in robotics is the constant problem solving in movement. Generally, at least in my head, when you mention "robot" I have a biped in my head. Something with two legs that walks like we do. This sort of movement brings a...

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What is a Robot?

What is a Robot?

In a previous blog post I delved a little into the book by Isaac Asimov "I, Robot" and his three laws of robotics. Although interesting, this book remains fiction and our washing machines/actual attempts at robots are not really programmed with these laws [that we are...

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The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley

Following on from my previous post, on What Makes a Robot? , I stumbled upon a phenomenon known as "The Uncanny Valley". Reading Asimov's "I, Robot" I find myself sympathising with many of the robots in the stories: when they are unfairly accused or used as unpaid...

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What Makes a Robot?

What Makes a Robot?

One of the very first tasks in my Robotics module is to answer the question "What Makes a Robot". I would love to dive deeper into this at a later date, when I am further ahead in the module. However, I wanted to jot a few first thoughts to use as something to reflect...

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I’m in a Funk.

I’m in a Funk.

This week was one of the first weeks in months that I have not added a post on a Tuesday. It started days before the usual Tuesday deadline loomed, so I won't try and blame it on having lots of work to do. It was a mixture of procrastination and fear, I was in a funk....

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Command Line: Address the Fear

Command Line: Address the Fear

The command line. I have heard this muttered with a sense of dread in blog posts, and I have never fully understood what it is. I was happy to glance over it as I felt that it was far over my head. However, working my way through The Odin Project forced me to confront...

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CSS Animation: Bouncing Ball

CSS Animation: Bouncing Ball

Hello everyone! I have been plodding along the passed few weeks learning, but I realised I hadn't MADE anything. I have been working my way through The Odin Project and cleaning up my maths skills (yikes) over on Khan Academy: both incredible free resources. However,...

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