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Conor McGinn

Assistant Professor of Design and Robotics, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Conor McGinn holds a primary degree in Engineering and a PhD in Robotics from Trinity College Dublin. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin where he is the co-founder of the Robotics And Innovation Lab. Dr. McGinn is passionate about the development of assistive technology and the role that robotics can play in empowering people.

We built a robot care assistant for people with dementia – here's how it works

Nov 22, 2017 05:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Not all robots will take over human jobs. My colleagues and I have just unveiled a prototype care robot that we hope could take on some of the more mundane work of looking after elderly and disabled people and those with...

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Economy

The private sector, agriculture and climate change. Connecting the dots

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True "innovation" generates ideas not wealth

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Australian bonds slump after RBA’s October meeting minutes signal next move to be rate hike; September employment report in focus

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U.S. Treasuries suffer on hopes of rise in September retail sales data; FOMC speeches eyed through the week

The U.S. Treasuries suffered during late afternoon session Monday as investors wait to see a pick-up in the countrys retail sales for the month of September, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT. However, a host of...

Politics

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Challenge populism: re-inventing the world together

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What young people can learn from the Kavanaugh hearings

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Masculinity should not be defined by the Kavanaugh hearings

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Understanding universities as political battlefields

In Indonesias latest crackdown against terrorism, the government has targeted universities whose staff and students hold radical views. A recent report by Indonesias State Intelligence Agency (BIN) stated that radical...

Science

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a...

How astrophysics could transform the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases

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Why more women don't win science Nobels

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Could villains clone themselves to take over the world?

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No black scientist has ever won a Nobel – that’s bad for science, and bad for society

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Technology

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Tech fans who have been using Pixel smartphones will be having a great week. It was confirmed that the much-requested update for the stock camera app to support external microphones is going live as the Google Pixel 3 hits...

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