Warwick railway station, Queensland
Warwick railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the Southern railway line in Warwick, Southern Downs Region, Australia. It was built from c. 1881 to 1910s. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 24 September 1999. Warwick railway station is an amalgam of buildings dating from the mid 1880s, when this site became the principal railway station in Warwick; the buildings include a sandstone goods shed and passenger station, a turntable, various staff dwelling and recreational buildings, warehouses and a goods sale yard complex. Warwick was established as an administrative centre of the emerging Darling Downs regions in 1847, with a post office being established in the town in 1848; this year saw the first survey work of the embryonic town completed by surveyor, James Charles Burnett, with further surveys in 1850, the first sale of crown land in July 1850. On 24 May 1861, Warwick was granted the status of a municipality, discussions were held soon after concerning the introduction of the railway, in primary stages of planning in Queensland.
The first rail line in Queensland, between Bigge's Camp and Ipswich, opened in 1865, it was always the intention of the early Queensland Government to extend the line to provide the pastoral land to the west of Ipswich with a rail link. The line extended to Toowoomba in 1867. In February 1866, a contract was let for the extension of the railway line from Toowoomba to Warwick; this contract was awarded to David Williams of Muswellbrook for £267,566. But with the financial problems of 1866 the first section of this extension, from Toowoomba to Allora was not opened until March 1869 and from there an extension to Warwick was completed for the grand opening attended by the Acting Governor on 10 January 1871. One of the principal forces shaping the government's construction of the line from Toowoomba to Warwick was the minimising the cost involved, hence, the cheapest possible route was chosen; this explains why the location of the first terminus at Warwick was chosen to the north of the town and thereby not requiring a bridge over the Condamine River.
This initial terminus, known as Mill Hill, was furnished with a stone goods' shed and timber station building, but was only a temporary facility as the location of the Warwick terminus was resited when plans for extension of the railway line were realised. The discovery of tin at Stanthorpe prompted the government to make surveys for extending the train line from Warwick to Stanthorpe in 1873; this extension made necessary the construction of a bridge across the Condamine River and therefore another railway station was established closer to the settlement although both stations continued for some time simultaneously. In 1885 this second station became the main terminal station at Warwick and has remains so to this day; the extension of railway was opened on 3 May 3, 1881 at which time a platform and closets were erected. A shelter shed was erected on the site in 1882; the station was known as the East Warwick railway station until 1885. A plan was instigated in that year for the redevelopment of the newly deemed terminal station, fortunate as the former station buildings on the site were destroyed by fire on 10 August 1887 just as the redevelopment plan was nearing completion.
This redevelopment was spurred by the planned extension of the line to the New South Wales border at Wallangarra, agreed to by the Queensland Parliament in August 1884. Warwick was planned as a major station on this route. Tenders were called on 22 June 1886 for the construction of a passenger station and goods shed at the new Warwick terminal station; the contract for the goods shed was let to MT O'Brien for £2,710 and for the passenger station to R Godsall and others for £5,624. A 40-foot turntable was planned for Warwick at this time; these were the second set of tenders called for the station buildings as the previous tenderers were all too high. A report in the Warwick Examiner and Times published on October 12, 1887 describes the progress on the redevelopment plan of the site. Implicit in this report was the frustration felt by the local Warwick community over the lack of official commitment to the project manifest in the "passable appearance" of the passenger station, the prolonged time taken for the tendering process and the lack of funding available.
This perceived lack of support was thought to reflect the Queensland Government's uncaring disposition toward Warwick at the time. The article does not mention an architect, but does say "the architecture is not of a elaborate character, is said by connoisseurs not to be of a particular order, being a "homologation" of various orders, such as flitted across the mind of the draftsman when preparing the plans."Whilst thus dismissed the passenger station constructed was a substantial single storeyed stone building, with rendered brick portico of classical derivation. A stone kitchen was built adjacent to the station building. An early description of the passenger station describes verandah awnings attached to the eastern side of the building which provide shelter over the platforms; the awnings were supported on cast iron columns on stone bases and with cast iron brackets from the top. This awning was replaced in September 1934 when the extant steel cantilevered awnings were constructed. According to early photographs of the building, the roof of the passenger station was covered with a both rolled iron sections and corrugated iron sections.
J McCulloch, the prominent Warwick stonemason responsible for St Mark's and St Andrew's Churches, the convent, the courthouse, town hall and central school, superintended the stonework construction of the station. Another major part of the redevelopment plan was fo
The Vickers Warwick was a multi-purpose twin-engined British aircraft developed and operated during the Second World War. In line with the naming convention followed by other RAF heavy bombers of the era, it was named after a British city or town, in this case Warwick; the Warwick was the largest British twin-engined aircraft. The Warwick was manufactured by Vickers-Armstrongs during the late 1930s, it was intended to serve as a larger counterpart to the firm's successful Wellington bomber. However, unlike the smaller Wellington bomber, development of the Warwick was protracted by a lack of suitable high-powered engines with which to power the type. While the maiden flight occurred on 13 August 1939, delays to its intended powerplant, the Napier Sabre engine, led to alternatives being explored in the form of the Bristol Centaurus and Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines. By the time capable engines were available, rapid advances in the field of aviation had undermined the potency of the design in the face of the fighters of the Luftwaffe.
While the Warwick did enter quantity production during 1942 and squadron service with the Royal Air Force shortly thereafter, it had been made redundant in the bomber role by aircraft of rival firms, thus more than a dozen aircraft were configured as bombers. Instead, the type was placed into operational use by the RAF in various other capacities, such as under RAF Transport Command for transport duties, in addition to its adoption by RAF Coastal Command as an air-sea rescue and maritime reconnaissance platform; the Warwick was adopted by the Polish Air Forces in exile in Great Britain and the South African Air Force. A civil operator, the British Overseas Airways Corporation operated a handful of Warwicks. In October 1932, British industrial conglomerate Vickers-Armstrong decided to tender their own design in response to the British Air Ministry's release of Specification B.9/32, which called for the development of a twin-engined medium bomber. During late 1934, by which point the company was in the midst of developing their Type 271 design to meet the needs of Specification B.9/32, Vickers received a draft requirement for a larger bomber.
The draft specification developed into Air Ministry Specification B.1/35, which sought a twin-engined heavy strategic bomber. The aircraft was intended to make use of more powerful engines, in the range of 1,000 hp, that were being developed. Amongst the requirements of Specification B.1/35 was a speed of no less than 195 MPH while flying at 15,000 feet, a range of 1,500 miles while carrying a payload of 2,000lb of bombs, along with a limitation on the wingspan to less than 100 feet, while the engines were to be furnished with variable-pitch propellers. The Warwick was designed in parallel with the smaller Wellington, both aircraft having been derived from the Vickers Type 271 design developed to conform with the demands of Specification B.9/32. By the end of July 1935, the Air Ministry was able to consider eight designs. Accordingly, on 7 October 1935, Vickers received an order for a single prototype to be produced. However, prior to these alternative designs being built, they were cancelled - both Handley Page and Armstrong Whitworth preferring to work upon the newer specifications released for medium and heavy bombers.
As Specification B.1/35 was considered to be a heavier complement to Specification B.9/32, it was thought that there would be no need to produce a new mock-up of the type. However, on 14 March 1936, in light of major design changes being submitted, the production of a complete mock-up was authorised. Around the same time, it was decided to allocate the Vickers 284 designation to the project, while the redesigned B.9/32 design was designated as the Vickers 285. As a consequence of the relaxation of the restrictions imposed by the 1932 Geneva Disarmament Conference, the weight of both the Vickers 284 and 285 expanded until the 285 approached the original specified weight for Specification B.1/35. During 1936, Specification B.1/34 was modified to require the aircraft to have a greater fuel and bombload capacity. During January 1937, the Rolls-Royce Vulture liquid-cooled "X" engine was named as the aircraft's alternative powerplant, it was adopted in late 1938; the Vulture, prioritised for the rival Avro Manchester bomber, was subsequently determined to be unlikely to be available in sufficient numbers for the Warwick, as well as being unreliable.
In recognition of the engine's disappointing performance, on 2 July 1937, an order for a second prototype was placed the Air Ministry as an'insurance' measure against the Vulture's potential failure. The second prototype was designed to use Napier Sabre engines. In addition to engine issues, other aspects of the design proved troublesome, such as the defensive gun turrets, as well as official doubts over
Warwick is a Germany-based bass guitar manufacturer company. Warwick basses were a premium brand offering a small range of models built from high quality and exotic tonewoods; the company produces valve and FET amplifiers, speaker cabinets, bass guitar strings, is the division of the Framus trademark. Their headquarters and custom shops are located in Markneukirchen and Nashville. Warwick was founded in the German state of Bavaria, by Hans-Peter Wilfer. In 1995 the company moved to Markneukirchen in the Saxon Vogtland to capitalize on the centuries-old tradition of instrument building in the region and to reopen the Framus trademark. In addition, the company has developed an extensive distribution network throughout Germany and Austria to represent and distribute products from musical instruments and equipment companies from Europe and the United States. Warwick produces its instruments and amplifiers using carbon-neutral principles, any other manufacturing process is carbon-neutral as well; the company is purchasing its wood from sustainable sources and produces all the electricity it needs through its own natural-gas-powered plant, solar roof-mounted facilities, a boiler fueled by wood waste from its guitars and wind power.
Warwick is operating according to the guidelines of European Unions Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, a voluntary environmental management instrument designed to continuously improve companies' environmental performance. Once a year the company hosts a "Warwick Bass Camp", where participants from all over the world are given the opportunity to join training courses and learn from notable bass players such as Victor Wooten, John Patitucci, Lee Sklar, Stuart Hamm, Alphonso Johnson, Dave Ellefson, Hellmut Hattler or Gary Willis. Warwick produces a variety of different models with different electronics; the original series, which are manufactured in Germany, include the models as their most popular lines. The only model in the original catalog, being made outside of Germany is the Alien acoustic bass, being made in Korea. Beneath of that there are Warwick Limited Edition instruments that Warwick began making in 2001, it is characterized by the fact that every year distinctive features are added to a production model and therefore built only in limited quantities, starting with the Thumb BO Bass.
They are built using'exotic' woods, different pickups and electronic configurations and custom finishes. There are around forty Special Edition basses in production, while the company offer a special-run Limited Edition bass annually; these basses are upgraded versions of existing models that have features otherwise unavailable. Warwick produces near twenty signature basses; some of the artists that have their signature Warwick basses are Stuart Zender, Jack Bruce, Bootsy Collins, T. M. Stevens, Robert Trujillo, P-Nut, Jonas Hellborg, Adam Clayton, John Entwistle and Jäcki Reznicek. P-Nut of 311 has all Streamer models; the Stuart Zender signature bass is designed by Zender, features a body shape new to Warwick basses. Warwick built custom fretless 7-string Thumb basses for Jeroen Paul Thesseling. Warwick Basses has a budget branch of the company, which produce the original models with less exotic woods and different finishes, which makes them less expensive; the Rockbass branch of the company is located in China and produces Furthermore, they have a Rockbass Artist Line, which produces budget signature models made in China.
Warwick produces strings for electric and their own Triumph model. Electric Bass Red Label Strings Stainless Nickelplated Yellow Label Strings Roundwound Nickel strings Black Label Strings Black Label Long Scale Black Label Medium Scale EMP Strings Acoustic Bass For Acoustic basses they only produce 2 kind of strings. Red Label Black LabelTriumph Bass For their own Reissue of the Triumph bass they have their own strings to match it. Warwick produces a variety of bass-combos and cabinets, including a signature Jonas Hellborg ampsystem. In 2014, the Amps and Cabinets were this: Cabinets: Discontinued amps: Signature Artists: Artists: Official website Warwick Forum Interview with Hans Peter Wilfer NAMM Oral History Library, March 18, 2008. Interview with Florence Wilfer NAMM Oral History Library, March 18, 2008
Warwick Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Warwick Township is a township in Chester County, United States. The population was 2,507 at the 2010 census; the Hockley Mill Farm, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, John Knauer House and Mill, Lahr Farm, North Warwick Historic and Archeological District, Reading Furnace Historic District, Philip Rogers House, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, St. Peters Village Historic District, Warwick Mills, Jacob Winings House and Clover Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.2 square miles, all of it land. It is drained by the French Creek eastward into the Schuylkill River and areas near the border with Berks County are mountainous, exceeding 250 metres in places. Routes 23 and 345 serve the township and meet in the village of Warwick. Other unincorporated communities in the township include Knauertown, Pine Swamp, St. Peters, Trythall. Warwick Township is located in the Hopewell Big Woods. French Creek State Park is located in the township and in Berks County.
North Coventry Township South Coventry Township East Nantmeal Township West Nantmeal Township Union Township, Berks County Warwick County Park and portions of the Pennsylvania State Game Lands Number 43 are located in Warwick Township. At the 2010 census, the township was 96.1% non-Hispanic White, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.1% were two or more races. 1.6% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,556 people, 999 households, 755 families residing in the township; the population density was 133.2 people per square mile. There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 53.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 98.16% White, 0.23% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.31% from other races, 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population. There were 999 households, out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.4% were non-families.
20.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 6.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.98. In the township the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males. The median income for a household in the township was $56,771, the median income for a family was $70,625. Males had a median income of $46,422 versus $31,429 for females; the per capita income for the township was $26,547. About 3.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. Warwick Township Twin Valley Fire Department
Warwick (village), New York
Warwick is a village in Orange County, New York, United States, one of three villages in the Town of Warwick. The village's population was 6,731 at the time of the 2010 census, it is part of the NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. The Village of Warwick is in the southeast part of the Town of Warwick and is north of the state line; the village was incorporated in 1867. It was a major passenger railroad stop, but in the latter half of the 20th century, all passenger traffic has been discontinued and has been replaced by freight. Many of the large colonial houses which were built when the village began have now been converted to bed and breakfasts, with one being turned into a bank and another turned into an antique museum. During the American War for Independence British General Burgoyne and his army camped on the outskirts of the village after their defeat at the Battle of Saratoga. During the American Revolution, Martha Washington stayed at Baird's Tavern, now located on Main street in the village.
For the past 20 years, the village holds an annual craft fair and bazaar, aptly named Applefest, due to the abundance of orchards in and around the village. Merchants, food vendors, musicians and a plethora of other assortments from around the region, it attracts over 30,000 people from around the country. One of the Hudson Valley's few remaining independent radio stations in located in Warwick: WTBQ first broadcast in 1969. Studios are on Sanfordville Road, just south of the village. One hundred and thirty acres along Routes 94 and 17A in the center of the village are listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Warwick Village Historic District. Buildings there range from the oldest in the village, the 1764 Shingle House, to large early 20th-century cottages built by weekend vacationers from New York City. Warwick is located at 41°15′11″N 74°21′24″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles. None of the area is covered with water.
NY-94 and NY-17A intersect in the center of the village and connect Warwick to the village of Florida as well as the village of Greenwood Lake. County Highways 1A, 1B, 13 lead into the village also. On the northern end of the village is St. Anthony Medical Center. With the termination of the passenger railroad, the only form of public transportation to New York City is NJ Transit buses, using either the 196 or 197 routes; the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility was located on King's Highway, northeast of the village. The state line between New York and New Jersey is four miles West of the village. Hamlets surrounding the Village of Warwick include: Amity, Edenville, Greenwood Forest Farms, Little York, New Milford, Pine Island, Sterling Forest; as of the census of 2000, there were 6,412 people, 2,523 households, 1,619 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,870.5 people per square mile. There were 2,615 housing units at an average density of 1,170.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 92.56% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, 2.26% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% of the population. There were 2,523 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.8% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.16. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $49,665, the median income for a family was $62,984. Males had a median income of $56,641 versus $36,613 for females; the per capita income for the village was $24,648.
About 3.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over. Directory of Town of Warwick and Village of Warwick events Warwick area Chamber of Commerce: information and links
Mildred Marian Warwick was an infielder who played from 1943 through 1944 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 2", 115 lb. she batted and threw right handed. Born in Regina, Mildred Warwick was one of the 57 players born in Canada to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in its twelve years history, she was one of the most feared hitters in the early years of the circuit, setting an all-time hitting streak record during her short career. The first AAGPBL spring training was set for May 1943, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Philip K. Wrigley, founder of the league, had scouts all over the United States and Canada signing girls for tryouts. About 500 of them attended the call. Of these, only 280 were invited to the final try-outs in Chicago where 60 were chosen to become the first women to play professional baseball; the league started with four teams, the Kenosha Comets, the Racine Belles, the Rockford Peaches and the South Bend Blue Sox. Each team was made up of fifteen girls.
Warwick survived the final cut and was assigned to the Rockford team, where she played in just two seasons. Warwick grew up in Regina including a twin. At an early age she played softball with her brothers in a big field next her home, she began playing softball in school at age 12. She played for the Regina Army Navy Bombers team when she was 20, when a scout of the league saw her hitting and fielding abilities and invited her to Wrigley Field, she started at third base for the Peaches, managed by Eddie Stumpf, as a part of a well assembled infield that included Dorothy Kamenshek, Mildred Deegan and her fellow Gladys Davis. From June 20 to 27, 1943, Warwick hit safely in 13 consecutive games to set an all-time league record that stood until Kenosha Comets' Elizabeth Mahon tied it two years later, she batted a.263 average in 88 games, a pretty good performance considering her teammate Davis was the only to reach the.300 mark in the inaugural season. Warwick scored 62 runs and drove in 30 more, ranking eight in hits and ninth in total bases, while tying for seventh in triples and runs.
She established another league record with 10 assists at third base in a single game. For the first three seasons the league did not have an official All-Star team. On July 1, 1943 took effect the first AAGPBL All-Star Game, which coincidentally became the first night game played at Wrigley Field; the contest was played under temporary lights between two teams composed of Kenosha and Racine players against Rockford and South Bend players. Warwick played another season in 1944. In 1945 she married hockey player Ken McAuley, a goaltender for the NHL New York Rangers, decided to settle down with her husband in Edmonton, Alberta, she continued to play fastpitch softball in an Edmonton team, who clinched the Canadian title in 1951. She worked for the Department of Energy during 27 years, retiring in 1988, she widowed in 1992. After retiring, she attended; the association was responsible for the opening of Women in Baseball, a permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, unveiled in 1988 to honor the entire All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
Besides this, in 1986 she was inducted into the Sackatchewan Hall of Fame and Museum along with her brothers Claude, a professional boxer, Grant and William Warwick, all of them professional hockey players. She was admitted into the Alberta Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1998. Mildred Warwick died in 2006 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 84. Batting Fielding
Kevin Warwick FIET, FCGI, is a British engineer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Coventry University in the United Kingdom. He is known for his studies on direct interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system, has done research concerning robotics. Kevin Warwick was born during 1954 in Keresley, Coventry in the United Kingdom and attended Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby, Warwickshire where he was a contemporary with Arthur Bostrom, he quit school during 1970 for an apprenticeship with British Telecom, at the age of 16. During 1976 he was granted his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD degree and a research job at Imperial College London, he had positions at Somerville College, Newcastle University, University of Warwick and University of Reading before relocating to Coventry University during 2014. Warwick is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute, he is Visiting Professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague, the University of Strathclyde, Bournemouth University and the University of Reading and during 2004 was Senior Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA.
He is on the Advisory Boards of the Instinctive Computing Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University and the Centre for Intermedia, University of Exeter. By the age of 40 he had been awarded a DSc degree, a higher doctorate, by both Imperial College and by the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague for his research output in separate areas, he has received the IET Achievement Medal, the IET Mountbatten Medal and during 2011 the Ellison-Cliffe Medal from the Royal Society of Medicine. Warwick presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, entitled The Rise of Robots in the year 2000. Warwick performs research in artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, control systems and robotics. Much of Warwick's early research was in the area of discrete time adaptive control, he introduced the first state space based self-tuning controller and unified discrete time state space representations of ARMA models. However he has contributed to mathematics, power engineering and manufacturing production machinery.
Warwick directed an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council funded research project which investigated the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to suitably stimulate and translate patterns of electrical activity from living cultured neural networks to use the networks for the control of mobile robots. Hence a biological brain provided the behaviour process for each robot. Warwick helped develop genetic algorithm named Gershwyn, able to exhibit creativity in producing popular songs, learning what makes a successful record by listening to examples of previous successful songs. Gershwyn appeared on BBC's Tomorrow's World having been used to mix music for Manus, a group consisting of the four younger brothers of Elvis Costello. Another Warwick project involving artificial intelligence was Morgui; the head was used to investigate sensor data fusion. The head was X-rated by the University of Reading Research and Ethics Committee due to its image storage capabilities – anyone under the age of 18 who wished to interact with the robot had to obtain parental approval.
Warwick has outspoken opinions about the future with respect to artificial intelligence and its effect on the human species, argues that humanity will need to use technology to enhance itself to avoid being overtaken by machines. He states that many human limitations, such as sensorimotor abilities, can be outperformed by machines, is on record as saying that he wants to gain these abilities: "There is no way I want to stay a mere human." Warwick directed the University of Reading team in a number of European Community projects such as FIDIS researching the future of identity, ETHICBOTS and RoboLaw which considered the ethical aspects of robots and cyborgs. Warwick’s topics of interest have many ethical implications, some due to his Human enhancement experiments; the ethical dilemmas of his research are used as a case study for schoolchildren and science teachers by the Institute of Physics as a part of their formal Advanced level and GCSE studies. His work has been discussed by The President's Council on Bioethics and the President's Panel on Forward Engagements.
He is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Working Party on Novel Neurotechnologies. Along with Tipu Aziz and his team at John Radcliffe Hospital and John Stein of the University of Oxford, Warwick is helping to design the next generation of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. Instead of stimulating the brain all the time, the goal is for the device to predict when stimulation is needed and to apply the signals prior to any tremors occurring to stop them before they start. Recent results have shown that it is possible to identify different types of Parkinson's Disease. Warwick has directed a number of projects intended to excite schoolchildren about the technology with which he is involved. During 2000 he received the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Millennium Award for his Schools Robot League. During 2007, 16 school teams were involved in designing a humanoid robot to dance and complete an assault course—- a final competition being performed at the Science Museum, London.
The project, entitled'Androids Advance' was funded by EPSRC and was presented as a news item by Chinese television. Warwick contributes to the public understanding of science by giving regular public lectures, participating with ra