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The world’s first Surgical Robot Challenge has just taken place in London on 18-20 June 2015. 16 teams from around the world brought their surgical robot technology to London to take part in the competition.
22 July, 2015
The EPSRC UK-RAS Network announced its formal launch at the Science Museum on 24th June 2015, amidst a flurry of media and public interest. The Network was unveiled at a sold-out public lecture on Robot Ethics, organised by IET Robotics and Mechatronics Network in association with the Science...
02 July, 2015
Major Boost To UK Robotics Capability With Launch of EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network New RAS Network Brings Together UK’s Key Capabilities To Drive Strengths In Robotics Research and Engineering The UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous...
24 June, 2015
On Wednesday, 10 June, a small team from Sheffield Robotics was invited to take part in 'How to Pitch Your Academic Idea', part of the programme at the 2015 Sheffield DocFest, the UK's biggest documentary film festival and the third largest in the world; dubbed 'Cannes for documentary people'
15 June, 2015
Three UK based Engineering teams represented the UK in the international final of the Eurobot competition which was recently held in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland (22-24 May). Two teams from The University of Southampton (10 x 2nd year students) and one team from Birmingham University entered the...
30 May, 2015
It is expected that the global robotics and autonomous system market will be worth $1.9 - $6.4 trillion by 2025. The UK is considered to be a significant contributor to robotics research but is yet realise its position in the global market. However, this is set to change.
15 May, 2015
Second year Engineering students scooped both first and second prizes in the hotly-contested national Eurobot robotics contest beating teams from other universities; they will go on to represent the UK in the international final in Switzerland next month.
13 May, 2015
The Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) was identified by the UK Government in 2012 as one of the Eight Great Technologies to improve international competiveness, productivity and economic growth. Last year the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group (RAS-SIG) published the UK’s...
23 March, 2015
Robots are part of life in Japan and this trend is showing no sign of slowing down. The Japan Revitalisation Strategy announced by the government last year put robotics as its centre stage, promoting the era of new industrial revolution driven by robots.
23 March, 2015
"Strategic funding in robotics is a hot ticket, as governments worldwide clamour to invest via initiatives to ease problem areas in development. As aids for an ageing population, the arms and legs of the Internet of Things and as the mechanical labourer who can bring manufacturing back home,...
21 January, 2015