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National facility for innovative robotics opens

A new Government-backed centre is set to put Leeds at the forefront of UK robot design and construction.

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Graduate takes joy of music to Indian children

A talented graduate from the University of Leeds has started a musical education project to enrich the lives of disadvantaged children in India.

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'Bench to bedside' research to be transformed by new funding

A new £6.8 million research centre based across two Yorkshire universities will aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal diseases.

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Kremlin crackdown sees journalists set up shop in Latvia

Dr Vlad Strukov (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies) comments on the Russian government’s media strategy.

The Guardian
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Kim Jong-un ‘purge’ of missing officials

Aidan Foster-Carter (School of Sociology and Social Policy) comments on reports of a fresh purge by the North Korean leader.

The Independent
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Launch of the EPSRC National Centre for Innovative Robotic Systems

The launch of the EPSRC National Facility in Innovative Robotic Systems continues to attract coverage. Dr Jordan Boyle (School of Mechanical Engineering) and Graham Brown, facility manager, were interviewed as part a feature on the new facility by Look North’s business correspondent Danni Hewson. The feature explores the capabilities of the centre and its importance for innovation in robotics in the North.

BBC Look North
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