The Hypercube robotics team recently had the chance to meet an expert in the field, Iulius-Alexander Vasilescu. He is a graduate of the University of Plymouth, currently working with the aplication of robotics and 3D printing in the creation of prosthetics.
He showed us a couple of prototypes for robotic arms and explained how they could be attached to a patient who had lost his fingers. He encouraged us to test the durability of the strings used to operate the prosthetic fingers as it was crucial for them not to break.
Towards the end we talked at length about what studying in the UK is like and what career opportunities can arise in such programs. Overall, we found his knowledge and experience extremely valuable.