The Tenderizer combat robot built by Labman's Ed Hodges

Labman’s Ed takes part in Sidemen Extreme Robot Wars

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13.8M YouTuber, Sidemen took part in an epic Robot Wars Battle for this weeks #SidemenSundays production. Collaborating alongside Andy Russell and Adam Hamilton, to design and build the two 110kg heavyweight destroying machines was Labman’s very own Ed Hodges. Ed is a Project Leader Robotics Engineer and of course a combat robot enthusiast. Oh my dayzz! Within 24 hours of …

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North East STEM Awards 2021

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STEM Ambassadors make up around one third of Labman’s total workforce, with a total of 27 individuals. This summer we gained recognition for this at the North East STEM Awards 2021. During the prestigious virtual ceremony hosted by author and TV personality Dallas Campbell, we were awarded Highest number of active STEM Ambassadors from a North East SME. Craig Thornton, …

World Mental Health Day at Labman

Making World Mental Health Day a happier one

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Having a fulfilling job can be great for your mental health and general wellbeing. We believe in a workplace where everyone can thrive, so at Labman, we want to help protect our employees by addressing mental health and wellbeing.  Helping Labman staff Mental health is something which affects us all. When we enjoy good mental health we feel that sense of …

Nikolay's intern at Labman

Intern 2021 #5 – Nikolay

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Over the past 11 weeks Labman welcomed Nikolay as a summer intern. A first-year masters student studying engineering at the Trinity College, Cambridge. With dreams of working in the aerospace and rocket industry, Labman was the perfect fit. Providing some hands-on, engineering experience during his summer holiday. Nikolay has this to say about his time as an intern here: University …

2021 Intern #4 – Will

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Expressing his enjoyment of the hands-on work, on real projects. (And of course our super extensive workshop.😉 ) Will tells us about his time at Labman as an intern before he returns to Leeds to complete his degree: What I’ve been working on You really do get thrown into the deep end here at Labman as an intern. Within the …

Summer intern Nathan working

2021 Intern #3 – Nathan

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All the way from New Zealand. We recently welcomed Nathan as our latest intern before he headed off on his next lot of adventures! Find out how Nathan spent his time here over the last few months as an intern. Take it away Nathan! Hi, I’m Nathan. I’m probably the intern who is the farthest from home to work at Labman, …

2021 intern, Wiremu

2021 Intern #2 – Wiremu

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Over the past 12 months, Labman has had the pleasure of working with Wiremu as another Year-in-Industry intern. Wirmeu joined Labman from Leeds University and has played a key part in the company during his 12 months of being an intern. We will certainly miss him! How has the year been? I think from the start, I’ve felt like I …

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Labfest 2021 – party in the USA

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After a year and half of Covid-ness we’d all rather forget, everyone at Labman was super ready to let their hair down for our annual summer knees-up, Labfest! Following on from previous events, this year, Labman looked across the pond to our good friends and neighbours, America, for inspiration for our USA party. From the huge array of slow-cooked meats …

Robot fighting championship fight

FightFest – the ultimate robot fighting championship

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Last week Labman held the very first FightFest, the ultimate robot fighting championship! Designed to be an incredible spectacle for our audience, a challenging and amazing experience for every competitor, and a chance for talented and creative engineers to get together at Labman, the first FightFest was everything we could’ve hoped for and more. We welcomed teams from across the …