Current Trends and Future Horizons, TPN event 5 November 2014, Manchester.
The robotics and Mechatronics Technical Professional Network hosted an excellent robotics event in Manchester Examinig the recent RAS strategy for the UK created for David Willets other speakers examined key future trends in manufacturing, service and field robotics as well as exploring opportunity areas such as nuclear decommissioning.
You can watch the presentations from the likes of FESTO and ABB below.
Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing
Developing Future Robotics Based on Natures Past
The Devlopment of Advanced Bipedal and Quadruped Robotics
RAS 2020 Robotics and Autonomous Systems: a National Strategy Document
The Writer, Director and Cast of "The Imitation Game" get up close with IET.tv and answer the IET's questions on the life, work and innovations of Alan Turing.
Given his relevance to the Institution the IET were delighted to secure an invite to the press phase of the film's promotional tour. Mark Reynard was on hand to discuss not only the contents of the film and the unquestionable importance of the man and his legacy; but also the status and recognition of engineers and engineering as a whole. You can see the series of videos below.
The Imitation Game
Gordon Attenborough interviews Deputy Prime Minister at Farnborough Air Show
Sector Head Gordon Attenborough and the IET.TV team were recently invited to the Farnborough Airshow by The High Value Manufacturing Catapult as part of thegrowing relationship between the two institutions. The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP
was there to announce government investment in Aerospace research and development and Gordon took the opportunity to get his views on the Catapult and the contribution it makes to UK innovation.
Nick Clegg Interview
Future Factory Series: Energy Management and Manufacturing Sustainability
For the majority of companies increasing efficiency and reducing energy costs has become a key strategic objective and an underlying theme at the core of all long term planning. Businesses come under increased pressure to adopt new approaches to tackle rising energy prices, strict government regulation and attempts to increase sustainability while still attempting to remain competitive in the global economy. The most successful industrial manufacturing companies in the world recognise that environmental responsibility is not only good for business, it is becoming an integral part of the way industrial equipment is marketed, purchased and operated. More and more customers are willing to pay premiums for equipment that is produced and operated using environmentally compliant practices.
The conference will bring together industry experts to share best practice, solutions and strategies. Using case studies and specialist lectures the event will enable companies to create an effective plan in achieving a successful energy management policy. Whilst also addressing the huge challenge of combining innovative ideas regarding the design and manufacture of materials and products with sustainable processes and technologies, whilst ultimately conserving natural resources for future generations and reducing costs.
Presentations by representatives from the companies below are now available here
, Pinsent Masons, EEF, SmartestEnergy, Ecopare Ltd
Future Factory Series: Flexible Workforce
Workforce flexibility is shaping the way manufacturers manage their human capital to maximise their ROI. By altering the time, location and manner in which employees work to achieve both business and individual needs, workforce flexibility can, if correctly managed allow companies to maximise their workforce effectiveness and productivity.
This year's Manufacturer Flexible Workforce conference brought together SMEs and larger businesses to discuss how to achieve and sustain workforce flexibility, address challenges of motivation, retention and of the constantly ageing manufacturing workforce. Presentations by representatives from the companies below are now available here
BAE Systems, Caterpillar UK, GE Aviation, Valliant Group, Siemens, Warwick Business School, 3M Healthcare Ltd,
D and T Association