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The European Satellite Navigation Competition 2013 ... Now Open for Your Great Ideas
Europe's fast-paced space sector has opened up a vast market of potential downstream applications, with Europe's own satellite navigation system - Galileo - playing a key role in the future direction of the market. The goal of the UK Space Agency is to realise a £30 billion space industry by 2030. The UK regional leg of the ESNC 2013 plays an important role in this target and offers a rewarding way to launch your ideas into action.
The UK ESNC, now in its 10th year, calls upon anyone with ideas to exploit the position, timing, navigation or any other aspect of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data to tackle a everyday challenges. Your idea may be apply to any application fields from public and social services to innovations in augmented reality and the gaming industry.
We’d love to receive your entries. In return you'll stand a chance to win part of a EUR 1 million prize fund.
Just login to the Galileo Masters website, enter and securely save aspects of your ideas up to the competition deadline of 30th June 2013.
All completed entries on the database will be then be assessed by a panel of judges for its relevance to one of seven special topic prizes and its UK regional ranking.
The overall competition winner - the Galileo Master - will then be selected from 25 partner regions.
Active ageing: Open call for robotic based pre-commercial solutions
In the European Union, countries are facing tough times in the health and elderly care sector: while populations age and require more care services, countries are under pressure to make these services more cost efficient and effective. The pan-European SILVER project (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly through Robotics) aims to demonstrate how public services can be rejuvenated by procuring R&D services that will develop higher quality and more sustainable elderly care solutions.
The SILVER project searches for new, innovative ways to acquire public sector health services by utilizing a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process designed for optimally matching R&D with procurers' needs. The goal is to find new technologies to assist elderly people’s ability to continue living independently at home. By the use of robotics or other related technologies, the elderly are able to enjoy homelife even if they have physical or cognitive disabilities.
This Network strives to co-ordinate the fragmented groups representing the UK Robotics and Mechatronics community to raise the profile globally and facilitate knowledge sharing in a way that is relevant, flexible and innovative.
Humanoid robotics projects
Various global humanoid projects, which have provided further advancement to the area of humanoid robotics, are listed in these pages.
The iCub project
The iCub is the humanoid robot developed at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) as part of the EU project RobotCub and subsequently adopted by more than 20 laboratories worldwide.
The Era of Social Robots
The Wills Memorial building was the backdrop to the packed out Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS) IET Public Lecture: Era of Social Robots delivered by Professor Shuzi Sam Ge, Director of Social Robotics Lab, Institute of Interactive Digital Media at the National University of Singapore.
These pages contain an overview of the various researches and projects being undertaken in the field of cybernetics.