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SILVER Pre-Commercial Procurement Call for tender information day

The SILVER (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through Robotics )  project searches for new, innovative ways to acquire public sector health services by utilizing a...

£6.25m to create IKEA style robots

A new £6.25m research project is aiming to create 'IKEA kit' robots, to bring automation into people’s homes, just like the product sold by the Swedish furniture chain.  Researchers...

Pitch your start up idea to 200 potential investors!

UK start ups with a winning idea could win an opportunity to pitch to 200 potential investors at Global Corporate Venturing's London symposium in London on 21-22 May 2013 .  A...

Technology Partnering Event: Big Data - Business Analytics

From the UK Innovation Forum: Wed 10 Apr 2013 - Tech City - Google Campus, London   One more week to register!   Our keynote speaker is Professor Paul Boyle, of...

Growing Autonomous Mission Management Applications (GAMMA) Funding

GAMMA is a technology and next generation supply chain development programme led by the North West Aerospace Alliance in partnership with BAE Systems, National Nuclear Laboratory Ltd and the...

A snake, a laser and a robot combine to create the perfect tool for hazardous confined spaces

The ultimate tool for difficult environments such as nuclear sites or hard to reach spaces like aircraft wings, LaserSnake2 is an £8m collaborative R&D project being led by OC Robotics....

Self-sustaining jellyfish robot to patrol the ocean beds

Designed as a project for the US Navy, for future military surveillance, cleaning oil spills or to monitor the environment, a lifelike jellyfish robot could soon be surveying the world’s sea...

Nanobot with potential to blast away cancer?

Israeli Scientists have developed a  microscopic robot that detects disease inside cells. Developed by the Weizmann Institute, the nanobot is based on the body’s own building blocks –...

Get transported by a ROPITS

Beyond the racing types, manufacturers have had a tough time making wheelchairs attractive, let alone sexy. However, Hitachi ROPITS (Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System) are likely...

Web-based robot 'brain' goes live

“Robots confused about what they encounter in the world of humans can now get help online,” reported the BBC last week, as scientists turned on the first part of a web-based database of...

Can you help us roadmap the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Landscape

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...

Developing novel concepts in autonomous service robotics - registration deadline noon, 20th March

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £1m in feasibility studies to accelerate the development of novel robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) concepts towards technology demonstration...

Developing Novel Cencepts in Autonomous Service Robotics webinar presentations online

A webinar on the Technology Strategy Boards funding competition "Developing Novel Cencepts in Autonomous Service Robotics" was held  on 7th March, the presentations are now available to...

How can robots gain our trust?

Roboy, a new child-like robot unveiled last week , is an attempt to tackle, head-on,  the psychological and technical challenges of designing an appealing humanoid robot. Despite their...

Turning robotics into a theatrical art

Not only is Amit Drori’s elephant visually stunning, it’s also a mini engineering masterpiece. Only after three prototypes was the robotic puppeteer satisfied that his elephant’s gait was...

Lateral thinking to help household robots manipulate objects

Students at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory are using new algorithms and lateral thinking to enable household robots to work around their physical shortcomings....

Competition: robotic solutions to aid the elderly

A competition to uncover new robotic related technologies to assist elderly people’s ability to continue living independently at home, was launched on Friday.  SILVER (Supporting...

Want a more stable robot? Try pushing a cockroach!

Gait and balance are some of the trickiest problems in robotics but now monitoring how cockroaches recover after being pushed may help engineers build sturdier robots. Initial research...

Salford develops robot to care for elderly

A robot designed to help care for elderly people has been invented at the UK University of Salford. "Carebot" P37 S65 can be programmed to remind the elderly to take medication and exercise, it...

Print your own robot for £500

InMoov is an open source, life size 3D robot and, if you have access to a basic 3D printer, a few motors, a cheap circuit board and £500, you too can own one. Designed by French sculptor...
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