Following the recent launch of the UK government’s post-Brexit digital strategy, the country’s robotics sector is busy assessing the implications.
Precision agriculture is one of the keys to feeding the world’s still-growing population, but stakeholders must understand the economics driving agriculture automation, explains U.K. expert Simon Blackmore.
In this interview excerpt, a British robotics expert describes how to address concerns about robots and AI stealing jobs, the position of the U.K. automation industry, and the necessary role of government.
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.
A LivePerson survey found that many Americans are worried about robots taking jobs, but less about automation affecting their own work. What should government and business do in response?
British online retailer Ocado is part of the SoMa consortium, which is researching soft manipulation and robotic end effectors. The Horizon 2020 project involves organizations across Europe.
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 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?
Robotics Ph.D. students should try to start their own businesses, says Rob Buckingham, director of the Remote Applications in Challenging Environments Centre at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn’t said much about robotics, but can Trump provide opportunities for some parts of the robotics industry while inhibiting others?
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?
The U.K. vote to leave the European Union was a shock for the small London robotics company. What does the Brexit mean for the industry and international funding?
Will the so-called Brexit harm U.K. industrial automation? Not so, say experts, who cite competitive pressures, the ongoing need for trade and technology partners, and desires for negotiated solutions.
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 is supposed to support one of eight key technologies for the nation’s future, but how is that helping current users?
Recent bank studies have found that industrial automation investments can lift U.K. manufacturing, but British businesses first need to appreciate how robotics can help them.
Following a successful trade mission to Taiwan, the U.K. robotics sector is beginning to forge stronger partnerships with its Taiwanese counterpart.
Industry players such as Jaguar Land Rover are working alongside startups and universities, as the U.K. evaluates and develops self-driving vehicles.
Cambridge Consultants helps online grocer Ocado develop a dense control system for a new approach to warehouse automation.
EU and U.K. research support could help Edinburgh become an artificial intelligence leader, but success may depend on commercial applications.
Marine autonomous systems are becoming useful for more applications, as organizations in the U.K. and Ireland team up to develop undersea drones.
The U.K. is already a leader in additive manufacturing research, but experts note that it needs to do more to keep up with the global trend toward 3D printing for production.
A research consortium including Skanska UK and ABB Robotics won a grant to develop robots for on-site and off-site construction.
The U.K. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network and the Northern Robotics Network invest millions to facilitate commercialization, help local economy.
UK wants farmers and food producers to have access to the widest possible range of technologies.