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Universities concerned over low success rate of Horizon 2020 bids

A drop in the success rate of universities bidding for Horizon 2020 funding is providing cause for concern, after the EU Commission published a list of the results of the first call for...

UAE dangles $1m prize for robotics ideas to benefit humanity

A $1m prize will be given to the winner of the first UAE (United Arab Emirates) Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Award for Good.   The awards aim to encourage research and...

Robotics Business Review Game Changer Awards 2015

The 10 winners of the Robotics Business Review 2015 Game Changer Awards were announced at the RoboBusiness conference in San Jose, California, last week.    The Game Changer...

UK’s 5G research centre paves the way for driverless cars and wireless robots

Officially opened by the Duke of Kent last week, the UK’s new £70m centre, at the University of  Surrey, is the world’s largest academic research complex dedicated to the next generation...

UK calls in Nasa to help with drone traffic

The UK government has teamed up with Nasa to develop a traffic monitoring system for commercial and civilian drone flights in the UK.   With drone use increasing, the government...

Cutting Red Tape – Government Brainstorming Workshops

  As part of the Cutting Red Tape programme the Business Innovation and Skills department & Cabinet Office are holding a series of brainstorming workshops this...

Ministers to consider risk of robots taking over UK jobs

The UK government is to investigate the impact that rapidly-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robot technology will have on British jobs, according to Sky News.     ...

UCL to open robotics base at former London Olympic park site, Here East

Representing the largest ever single expansion since the university was founded nearly 200 years ago, UCL’s faculties of the Built Environment and Engineering will expand into new premises in...

Open Bionics’ awarding winning robot arm

Bristol-based startup, Open Bionics, is this year’s  winner of the coveted UK James Dyson Award. The company, led by  recent robotics graduate, Joel Gibbard, has created a prosthetic...

Introducing the BBC micro:bit

The BBC has unveiled the BBC micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer with motion detection, a built-in compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7...

Self-driving trucks will be on Florida’s highways within months

Fleets of self-driving trucks will be the first autonomous vehicles on the roads in the US and are expected to start work in  Florida by the end of this year.   ...

New Northern Robotics Network aims to power growth in north west UK

A major technology conference bringing together 300 of the region’s top robotics experts will launch the Northern Robotics Network (NRN) on 4 September 2015, at the University of Salford,...

Robots can now build improved versions of themselves

A robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance has been developed by researchers in Cambridge and Zurich. The  researchers claim to have observed traits being passed down...

The Long Term Care Revolution

The Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge   This SBRI competition aims to stimulate the development of innovative new products, services and systems that disrupt the...

Internet drones and lissome loons: are Google and Facebook’s plans reaching fruition?

Facebook has unveiled its Aquila prototype: a high-altitude, solar powered drone, which it plans to use to beam internet to remote areas.  But aside from the difference in form factor,...

The Government Office for Science working to identify pioneering technologies

The Government Office for Science is always working to identify pioneering technologies. We are focused on applications that give the UK a competitive edge and improve lives by delivering public...

A separate airspace for delivery drones?

US online retailer Amazon has called for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers.   Amazon’s proposal carves out airspace from...

The world can’t make enough robots to meet Chinese demand

China’s automation plans will soon impact every aspirational economy and will, by 2020, disrupt outsourcing to an extent which  is almost unimaginable, according to US Operations...

Airbus picks Cambridge sensor for state-of-the-art LADAR space project

Cambridge-based Zettlex has been hand-picked by Airbus Space & Defence to produce the sensors for the European Space Agency’s robotic arm demonstrator to be used for future space...

Car hacks highlight automation vulnerabilities in vehicles

US researchers have demonstrated how to hack a Jeep Cherokee travelling at 70mph using only a phone and a laptop. Originally published in Wired magazine on Tuesday, the research demonstrates...
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