ElectroSkin can be a building block to the next generation of soft robots.
An overview of a U.K. program designed to fund projects for safer work in extreme environments.
U.K. study found 35% traffic efficiency improvement through cars that communicate with each other.
Government relaxes rules on testing vehicles with a safety driver.
Collaboration between U.K. charity and delivery robot firm Starship examines impact of sidewalk interactions between dogs and robots.
In the near future, surgeries will include enhanced imaging, greater autonomy, and optimized learning, said experts at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics.
What are the implications of the UAE turning to AI for oil and gas production? This week, we also look at Malta’s bid for AI leadership and British military robots.
This week, China expands its military reach with foreign drone sales, the U.S. modifies self-driving car rules, and the U.K. funds ‘robo-lawyers’.
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.
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.
This week saw Asian superpowers teaming up on AI and big data, the U.K. considering a robot tax to address automation job losses, and Microsoft creating AI to detect AI bias.
Industry 4.0 in the U.K. takes advantage of British leadership in R&D, manufacturing, and finance. Regional efforts around robotics, 3D printing, and AI are expected to benefit the economy.
This week saw continued fears from people over artificial intelligence being used to create autonomous weapons, or that robots may take jobs from lower-skilled workers.
The leaders in the AI race depend on availability of big data, breadth of use, and careful choices of international partners. Also, we look at potential U.S. and U.K. regulations around autonomous systems.
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.
New high-performance inertial measurement unit will equip the autopilot for the Mayflower Autonomous Ship.
AI policy isn’t just about chips; it also affects where driverless vehicles will go, global workforces, and manufacturing competitiveness.
U.K. pledge of £84 million in support for artificial intelligence and robotics research and smart energy innovation underscores expectations for growth.
This week, we look at multiple drone deals, seed funds in the U.K. and elsewhere, new AI investments, and more transactions in global automation.
The SecondHands project is developing a humanoid robot to work alongside people in Ocado’s warehouses. The team discusses its ambitious schedule, desirable tasks to automate, and the path to commercialization.
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.
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?
Auto cybersecurity and hacked healthcare systems are examples of why governments and companies should sort out issues such as industry-specific rules, protective measures, and liability.
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…
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?