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TakeAIM: Describe your mathematics research for a chance to win a MacBook Air

The Industrial Mathematics KTN, enabled by the generous sponsorship of Cobham, BT, Dyson, NAG, Tessella and ARM is offering two Apple MacBook Airs as prizes for the best examples of articulat-...

Autonomous Systems Technology and Trade Mission to Canada, November 2013 - Register Your Interest Now!

Register Now To Visit One of North America’s Most Prestigious Autonomous Systems Conferences! The Aerospace, Aviation & Defence KTN is working with the Canadian High Commission and...

Experts unite in London to determine future ‘Living Machines’

Scientists and technologists from around the globe have been meeting in London this week to explore the future of biomimetic and biohybrid technologies. The “Living Machines” week has focused...

The robotics of Wimbledon

A new fast action robotics system was trialled by professional photographer Bob Martin at this year's Wimbledon tennis tournament. The system was developed by Nikon, in collaboration with...

UK Government provides £40m funding boost for robotics

The field of robotics and autonomous systems is to receive Governmental funding of almost £40m as one of the identified ‘ eight great technologies’ seen as having the biggest potential for UK...

Robots to help people with dementia in Scotland

NHS Western Isles, in Scotland, is to become the UK’s first health board to try out Giraff, a scheme which places robots in the homes of people with dementia. But the pilot project is just...

New £1.2m research project to make robots more trustworthy

UK universities and industry partners are to collaborate on a new £1.2m project which aims to ensure future robotic systems can be trusted by humans. The Universities of Bristol, the West...

Japanese talking robot being launched into space

Japan is to send a talking robot into space to see how machines that communicate are able to work with humans. The robot has been developed by scientists from the Kirobo project - named...

The UK is well placed in a soaring UAV market

Two reports published this month show just how rapidly spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is set to increase. Earlier this month, consultancy Markets and Markets published a report ...

Workshop on Personal Care Robots

ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 (Personal care robot safety) would like to announce the 1st International Workshop on Personal care robots in collaboration with CLAWAR Association Ltd; University of the West...

New Opportunities for Agritechnology

With UK’s first Agricultural Technology Strategy about to be published, following the publication of the Foresight Report The Future of Food and Farming, there has been a growing recognition of...

Finchley boys win a place at Robocup World Championships

Four pupils from Christ’s College in Finchley, London, have secured a place at the world robotics championship later this month. The competition aims to promote robotics research by offering...

Apple wants to bring robotics into your living room

Robotics startup Anki Drive achieved the dream of many a business when the small company was given the opportunity to take centre stage at Apple’s prestigious Worldwide Developers Conference...

Robot programmed to anticipate human actions

Researchers at America’s Cornell University have programmed a robot to predict what you’re about to do and help you achieve it. Using a Microsoft Kinect sensor, the robot watches your body...

Cornwall's Engineered Arts: the vanguard of humanoid robot research

Engineered Arts, a British manufacturing firm ilocated in Cornwall, is trying to make robots that share more human characteristics, to make interaction with them more natural and intuitive than...

Why is the UK trailing in the march of the robots?

“The spinning mule was a pivotal element in the industrial revolution... turning Britain into a textiles superpower,” wrote Andrew Bowman in the Financial Times last month . “But, when it...

Harvard’s robotic insects: the epitome of low power computing

The smallest aerial drone so far has been developed by robotics engineers at  the University of Harvard. The size of an insect, RoboBee was apparently inspired by origami, which is able to...

ROS: the force behind the acceleration in robot research?

This weekend sees the fifth ROSCon take place in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference is dedicated to the Robot Operating System (ROS), which many believe has revolutionised robotics. Prior...

Coming soon: touchy-feely robots?

If robots are ever to leave the factory environment and become truly social, able to assist in homes, hospitals and other environments, they need to develop human faculties. One of the most...

Coral-bots to repair world's reefs

Autonomous swarms of underwater coral-bots could soon be working to repair the world's damaged reefs. The project is the brainchild of a team of marine biologists and robotics experts, based...
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