Heriot-Watt academics Professor Gerald Buller and Professor Ajoy Kar have been elected as Fellows of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in their 2017 Fellows class, which contained 96 new appointments from 19 different countries. Fellows are selected on factors including specific scientific,...
23 November, 2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is celebrating a double triumph at the Red Women of the Year Awards 2016. There were prizes for assistive technologies researcher Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly and technology entrepreneur Samantha Payne at the annual award ceremony organised by women's...
23 November, 2016
Katie Winkle has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bristol. A fourth year project on robotics led to a fascination for the impact that robots will have on everyday life, and she has just finished her first year of a PhD jointly at the University of Bristol and the University...
23 November, 2016
Artificial intelligence has the power to eradicate poverty and disease or hasten the end of human civilisation as we know it – according to a speech delivered by Professor Stephen Hawking this evening. "Alongside the benefits, AI will also bring dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new...
10 November, 2016
Today marks official launch of the second UK Robotics Week; entries now open in Surgical Robot and School Robot Challenges.
07 November, 2016
Letter from The Alan Turing Institute on a ‘Commission on Artificial Intelligence’ published by the Science and Technology Committee The Science and Technology Committee undertook an inquiry into robotics and artificial intelligence.
04 November, 2016
Oxford Robotics Institute - autonomous technology operates alongside public Self-driving vehicles equipped with Oxford-developed autonomy software have been tested successfully in public for the first time in the UK.  The demonstration in Milton Keynes was coordinated by the Transport Systems...
04 November, 2016
Image credit: Cécile B. Evans: Sprung a Leak 2016 Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna A new art installation which will open at Tate Liverpool is benefitting from the programming expertise of computer scientists from the University of Liverpool.
21 October, 2016
The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) took place last week from 9th – 14th October 2016 in Daejeon, Korea.
17 October, 2016
Edingburgh were excited to welcome NASA’s Dr Rob Ambrose to their September iVTuesday. As Principal Technologist for NASA’s Game Changing Development Program  Dr. Ambrose is spearheading the search for new ideas that will change how humans explore space, ideally with synergies for terrestrial...
12 October, 2016

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