If you're interested in robotics or autonomous systems, this is one for you!
And if you haven't already, why not join the special interest group by clicking here.... (you'll need to do this to see the draft output referred to below anyway)
Robotics for the future
Robots acting independently of human control – which can learn, adapt and take decisions – will revolutionise our economy and society over the next 20 years. The UK can lead in developing these technologies for sectors as diverse as defence, healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, transport, entertainment and education.
For this reason, the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group (RAS SIG) is seeking your help in roadmapping the RAS landscape.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group - Roadmap
One of the RAS SIGs key objectives is to develop a strategic roadmap with input from all stakeholder groups. This roadmap will identify key global value creation opportunities that will be either directly delivered or critically enabled through the application of RAS and identify necessary innovation and other enablers required to deliver these.
On January 23rd 2013, the first of a series of roadmapping workshops was held in London with the aim of identifying high-level priorities which can then be explored fully in future "deep-dive" roadmaps.
Is everything there?
The draft output from the workshop can be accessed via the discussion forums of the RAS SIG website (you must be both a member of the SIG and signed in to access this document).
To help validate the findings from this initial workshop, we would like to invite you to fill out a short survey highlighting the drivers, markets, opportunities, capabilities and enablers that you feel are the most important in shaping the future global success of the UK RAS sector over the next 5-15 years.