Fairfield Farm College students work with University of West of England on robotics project

Posted on 17th Apr 2020 in School news

Five students at Fairfield Farm College recently visited the University of West of England to take part in an exciting robotics project nicknamed “Peppa”. The aim of the project is to look at the future of technology and see how it could support children and adults with disabilities now and looking to the future.

Students joined the co-production research team to explore available technology, with the aim of understanding how technology can impact on the lives of people with disabilities. As society changes quickly with advances such as ‘driverless cars’ and connectivity through the internet, it was certainly an interesting and hot topic with the students.

Students experienced some of the technology available, including an interactive robot, to see how it could help with the future needs of children and adults with disabilities. They also spent time in the robotics lab, which they all thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks to the team at the University of West of England for being great hosts and inviting students with disabilities form Fairfield Farm College to be part of the research process.