New EPSRC Centre for advanced robotics opens at Leeds University
The University of Leeds was awarded government funding of £2.6 million to become the UK hub for research into small to medium scale advanced robotic systems. This facility, which has secured an additional £1.7 million backing from industry and the University, capitalises on the University’s expertise in mechanical, electronic and materials engineering as well as computer science and medicine. The facility has now opened and you can see more about teh facility and its capabilities here
The centre is actively inviting inquiries from academic institutions and industrial partners who wish to collaborate or make use of the facility.
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