While much of the interest and investment in healthcare robotics focuses on surgical systems, nonsurgical applications are also maturiing.
Medical Robotics Has an ‘Incredibly Exciting’ Future, Predict Experts
In the near future, surgeries will include enhanced imaging, greater autonomy, and optimized learning, said experts at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics.
Smart Cities are Getting Smarter, But Challenges Remain
Ubiquitous sensors and applications are driving rapid growth for smart cities, but machine learning not yet advanced to cope with capacity demands.
Survey Finds Fifth of U.K. Adults ‘Co-Existing in Harmony’ With Robotics and Autonomous Systems
A survey recently found that as much as a fifth of British adults believe they are already co-existing in harmony with robotics and autonomous systems.
Marine Robotics Find a Hub Through the U.K. Marine-i Program
Following the successful conclusion of two Marine-i high-profile events, there are growing signs that the marine robotics and autonomous systems sector in the U.K. is set for prolonged growth.
Virtual Assistants Evolve, But Will They Be Integrated in Robots?
Although Amazon Alexa and Google Home have been successful, Jibo’s struggles illustrate the challenges facing social robots. Will smart speakers and appliances lead to other instances of robotics and artificial intelligence in homes?
RoboKind Continues Work Helping Children With Autism Learn Key Skills
Since 2011, Dallas-based RoboKind has created a range of novel robots designed to help children with autism spectrum disorders develop essential skills, including STEM.
How Autonomous Mobile Robots Are Changing the Logistics Landscape
Three autonomous mobile robots are examples of how automation is helping e-commerce and logistics companies solve business challenges of higher customer demand and labor shortages.
Reality Check: How Smart Is AI, Anyway? A Look at AI Applications
Artificial intelligence and related technologies have made great strides where large data sets can be analyzed quickly. But experts say there’s still a long way to go before AI applications meet the general intelligence expectations of the public.
Robots Help Teach STEM Concepts to Students With Autism
Not only can robot kits help teach children with autism spectrum disorder about STEM subjects, but they can also enable caregivers to engage with certain children in new ways. Here are some examples.
British Robotics Industry Buoyed by Continuing Investments, Partnerships
Despite the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty relating to the ultimate impact of last years’ Brexit vote, there are encouraging signs that investment in the UK robotics remains on an even keel.
Liquid Robotics Forges Strong U.K. Links in Drone Sector
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based unmanned surface vehicle (USV) manufacturer Liquid Robotics finds U.K. interest in its Wave Glider sensor-hosting autonomous remote craft.
Robotics and AI Research for U.K. Space Industry Receives Fresh Funding
U.K. pledge of £84 million in support for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation underscores expectations for growth.
U.K. Royal Navy Demonstrates Maritime Autonomous Systems
In autumn of 2017, the U.K. Royal Navy hosted a large-scale demonstration of marine robotic systems. Featured was the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed system and an unmanned surface vessel from AutoNaut.
Robot Train Maintenance Takes to U.K. Railways With Four Winning Projects
Four university projects are leading the way for robot train inspection and maintenance and were recognized by the UK Rail Safety and Standards Board. Automation can help relieve human workers from the burden of tedious and dangerous tasks.
British RAS Community Rallies Around Manufacturing, Logistics
The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.’s lag in industrial automation?
Ongoing Industry Partnership Explores Insurance for Autonomous Vehicles
Last year, autonomous vehicle software developer Oxbotica and global insurance company XL Catlin entered into a partnership to support the adoption of mobile robotic solutions — and examine their potential impact on risk management and insurance for autonomous vehicles. A key objective of the collaborative initiative is to nurture a deeper understanding of exactly how…
British Automation Sector Watches for Brexit Fallout, Opportunities
As the U.K. readies to leave the European Union, the country’s robotics sector is assessing the implications. How has Brexit affected British automation so far, and what are the potential long-term challenges?
Post-Brexit Digital Strategy Prompts Mixed Response
Following the recent launch of the UK government’s post-Brexit digital strategy, the country’s robotics sector is busy assessing the implications.
Second Taiwan Robot Mission a Success for U.K. Robotics
A team of British technology experts completed a second mission aimed at deepening ties between the U.K. and Taiwanese robotics sectors. They hoped to nurture further R&D collaboration, investment, commercialization, and trade in autonomous systems.
U.K. Innovation Gets Funding, Guidance From British Government
Applying U.K. innovation to robotics and AI is the goal of the £5 million award set by the British government, which hopes to encourage local companies to develop commercially viable automation technologies.
British Robotics Must Catch Up With Global Competitors
British robotics isn’t the global leader it could be, based on the size of the U.K. economy. How can promoting and adopting industrial automation improve the U.K.’s robot density?
British Survey Highlights Public Perceptions of Driverless Car Safety
A U.K. Robotics Week survey found that much of the British public expects driverless cars in the near future, but will self-driving cars meet security demands?
Inaugural U.K. Robotics Week to Launch
Like National Robotics Week in the U.S., the U.K. Robotics Week is an opportunity to promote interest in STEM education and careers through challenges and other events. Will it help the U.K. stay competitive and dispel fears of automation?
U.K. Robotics Investment — Fit for Purpose?
U.K. robotics investment is supposed to support one of eight key technologies for the nation’s future, but how is that helping current users?