Hugh is a voice controlled artificially intelligent robot designed around Aberystwyth University’s Hugh Owen Library. Hugh’s job is simple: he will help library users to quickly find any book in the library within an instant. He is able to move though the library and can physically take the user to any book’s location. Interacting with Hugh is simple, this is done by simply speaking with him like you are talking to a person. This A.I. assistant robot is about enhancing the user experience in a non-intrusive way. He is the first step to creating a larger platform where its home will one day be in hospitals where it can guide visitors and give useful information.
In 2015, a group of mature students at Aberystwyth University thought to leverage their time in university and lead a team of students to create new type of useful artificially intelligent robot, Hugh. Bringing Hugh to life required talent from many disciplines including, Robotics, A.I, Maths, Design, Art & Physics students making up the team today.
We believe technology should be easy to use and functional. Hugh is about enhancing the library experience in a non-intrusive way. While many aspects of what we are doing exists within the public domain, our aim is to bring them together to form something elegant and simple.
Studying Space Science and Robotics, senior member Ariel is a mature student with a background from Andøya Space Center who has spent years working commercially. Another senior member is William, a tech entrepreneur whose last three companies were acquired, the latest in 2015 by Google invested Secret Escapes. Though currently students, the senior members in our team bring a wealth of commercial experience.
Interested in A.I being applied to big medical data? Fascinated by autonomous navigation in a changing environment? If you have an interest in some of the projects we are working on and would like to get involved in any way, then we would like to hear from you. If you are an exceptional machine learning researcher, computational neuroscientist, robotics engineer or post grad, then we would also be keen to hear from you.
Bringing Hugh to life requires talent from across many disciplines. To enable us to do this efficiently, we have structured the project into teams that work together to achieve a larger task.
Team Hugh, General Office, Department of Computer Science
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, SY23 3DB
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