STEAM Lab - IR Maker Lab

Please conSTEAM Lab: Intelligent Robot Maker Lab with Aesthetics


We advise schools and colleges to setup AI Maker lab through robotics and innovative design to prepare the next generation for Industrialisation 4.0 with robotics for education. We delivered more than 50 STEAM Lab workshops for schools in Wales, England, Spain and Thailand between 2018-2021.  

We deliver the introductory 500-years history of robotics public seminars, and hands-on robotic programming workshops for primary and secondary schools throughout the academic year and term break. All STEAM Lab programmes aims to promote the interdisiplinary and creative education, putting an "A" (Aesthetic or Arts) within the STEM.  In addition, we can host See Science-funded Teachers CPD  to visit EUREKA Robotics lab for teacher training.

As STEM Ambassador for Wales, we deliver yearly robotics competitions for schools across Wales to enhance the STEAM education amongst young people, particularly girls.

STEAM Lab and IR MAker Lab Youtube Playlist. 

Please contact Dr Chow Siing Sia (, Lisa Fenn (, Jack Yang (, Nigel Jones (, Ellie Bevan ( or Dr Fiona Carroll ( for further details of the STEAM Lab, STEM workshops and Teacher CPDs. 

Bio-inspired 3D Design & Printing Robots with Aesthetics (2021-2023)
Team: Kehinde A. Omobomi, Jay Saini, Yinglun Huang, Zyad Reda, Joel Pinney, Dr FIona Carroll and Dr Esyin Chew
  1. Saini, J. & Chew, E. (In press) A Systematic Review for 3D-Printing in Modern Social Robotics, iM3F 2020: Innovative Manufacturing, Mechatronics & Materials Forum 2020. Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE)(Springer, EI and Scopus-indexed).
STEAM Robotics Workshops across Schools
Funded by the First Campus and respective schools.
National Saturday Club Science 2019: Supporting an endurance athlete  through an expedition
  1. Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni (Feb 2019)
  2. Barry Island Primary School (March 2019)
  3. Blanycwm School (April 2019),
  4. Summer Adult School (June 2019)
  5. EUREKA Roboitcs Lab at the Festival of Higher Education 27 June 2019.
Team Quest: Richard Sparks Expedition with a Humanoid Robot at the South Pole
Funded by Cardiff Marketing and External Relation & Cardiff School of Technologies
Team: Professor Jon Platts, John Cavani, Dr Esyin Chew, Holly Jiya Zhao,  Jack Jiaji Yang, Vincent Moses Muzuva, Gareth Hawkins and team: Richard Parks' and Robot Dewey's Adventures Across the Seven Continents – Face Recognition, Emotion Recognition and Object Recognition by Nao (2020). The real Richard Parks' Tweet at the South Pole with Robot NAO Deweyand the event.

EUREKA Robot Nightingale

EUREKA Robot Nightingale


  1. Cardiff Met Partners With Extreme Athlete Richard Parks  ( Ahead of Antarctica Expedition:
  2. Meet Richard's expedition partner - NAO from our CST
  3. Cardiff Metropolitan University Partners with TeamnQuest 
  4. Richard Parks | NAO and School of Technologies video
EUREKA Robotics Certification Programme and Educational Robotics for Primary Schools, College & HEs (2021-2024)
Team: Sarah-May Mcvey & Yinglun Huang, Aveen, Victor, Linh, Dr Fiona Caroll & Dr Esyin Chew 
Girls Can Code by Dr Fiona Carroll, Aveen and parastoo (2020). 

Dr Fiona Carroll, Aveen and Parastoo

Techniquest Internship Video 
Robotic Music, Maths and Language Teaching Assistant (2019-2020)
Hawkins, G.O. & Chew, E. (In press) TOM: The Robotic Drum Teaching Assistant Innovating Music Teaching, IM3f 2020. Springer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE) (Springer, EI and Scopus-indexed).
  1. JD Maths Tutor (Nov 2019)
  2. Swahili Language Teacher (Nov 2019) 
  3. Charles Babbage Awakens - Robotic Maths Teacher (Nov 2019)
STEAM Education with Robot Dewey and JD Robots for Blanycwm (2017/2018):
Funded by the First Campus, OptiMusics Ltd, Brynmawr & Nantyglo Town Councils and Cardiff School of Technologies
Team: Lisa Fenn, Cardiff School of Education; Dr Esyin Chew, Nigel Jones, Stuart Hartley, Cardiff School of Technologies; Susan Davies, Headmistress of Blanycwm School.


  1. School Children Given Tech-Tastic Insight into Robotics with Cardiff Met team>
  2. Video from the Judge of 2018 Eureka Robotics Lab - Blanycwm School Competition 
  3. Industrial sponsored robotics competition to learn about Museum artefacts and the Award Ceremony

EUREKA Robot Nightingale

Robot Dewey, the Chinese Language Tutor (2018-2019)
Project website: Funded by Cardiff Met Interdisciplinary grant
Team: Dr Esyin Chew, Fiona Li, Cardiff School of Technologies, Dr Nikolaos Konstantakis, Cardiff School of Education, Chua X,N, Monash Univeirsty Malaysia.
Award: the project was shortlisted as one of the Finalist of the eAssessment Award 2018, the International e-Assessment Awards

Cardiff School of Technologies Marketing Robots for Corporate Branding
Team: Professor Jon Platts, Dr Jason Williams, Dr Esyin Chew, Programme Directors, Corrine Ngandu, Pawr Dips and all interns at Cardiff School of Technologies

Press and Photos:

  1. Eureka Robots at Eisteddfod! Cardiff Local TV:
  2. Open Days at Cardiff Metropolitan University
  3. Global Week (March 2019)

EUREKA Robot Nightingale

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