<p>“I love the way in which the essence of engineering can be captured in a single beautiful image – these intriguing works of art convey wonderful stories of determined engineers battling to crack real world problems and finding the most elegant answers." - Philip Guildford, Director of Strategy and Operations, Department of Engineering.</p> <p>From a Cambridge guide for robot tourists, to titanium ‘comets’, the <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/bullet-holes-and-graphene-caves-picturing-engineering'>2015 winners</a> of the annual Department of Engineering photo competition highlight the variety and beauty of engineering.</p> <p>First prize went to Rachel Garsed for her <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(110);return false;'>image of a bullet hole pattern in a liquid crystal</a>, while second prize went to Andrew Payne for his <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(8);return false;'>image of a titanium ‘comet’</a>. Other winners included Dilek Ozgit and Andrea De Luca’s <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(23);return false;'>image of carbon nanotubes</a>, Kenichi Nakanishi’s <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(48);return false;'>image of cave-like formations made from graphene</a>.</p> <p>The Head of Department’s prize went to Alex Kendall, for a <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(3);return false;'>video which demonstrates how a robot tourist would view Cambridge landmarks</a>. Kendall’s system is able to take video or images from a smartphone and reconstruct what it saw in 3D, which can then be used so that a robot can learn both its position and orientation from an image.</p>
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