Date of release: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bomb disposal robotA demonstration of a bomb disposal robot as well as a fascinating look at its design and manufacture is on offer at a University of Greenwich public lecture next month.

Dr Jodie Wetherall, Principal Lecturer in Engineering, will discuss the collaboration between the university and NIC Instruments Ltd of Folkestone.

Defence against the dark arts: Collaborative design of a bomb disposal robot takes place on Wednesday 5 November at 6.30pm in the Pembroke building, Medway Campus. Dr Wetherall will describe the research and development of First Responder; a lightweight modular Remote Operated Vehicle designed for explosive disposal.

These robots offer a way of tackling hazardous explosive devices while keeping the operator at a safe distance. For the last four years, academics and graduates from the Faculty of Engineering & Science have been working with NIC to develop the robot.

Dr Wetherall’s talk is the latest in the series of University of Greenwich monthly public lectures being presented by the Faculty of Engineering & Science in the Ward Room of the historic Pembroke building, at the university’s Medway campus, Chatham Maritime.

The lectures start at 6.30pm and admission is free but early booking is essential as places are limited. Please call 020 8331 9800 or email:

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