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New EPSRC National Facility For Innovative Robotic Systems
The University of Leeds has been 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.
Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture
Harper Adams University held a day-long seminar dedicated to current UAS technologies and their potential for Agriculture. View the presentations from the day which examine current options on the market, potential for financial impact and future issues such as Big Data.
£4.5m funding for future electronics manufacturing R&D of feasibility projects
The Technology Strategy Board have announced £4.5m of funding for electronics manufacturing via the competition “Manufacturing electronic systems of the future”. This competition opens on 17 February and closes on 2 April, and is intended for collaborative R & D or feasibility studies.
Chancellor announces £60 million to support UK’s world-leading aerospace technology
16 January 2014, Birmingham, England - The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced £60 million of new funding for the development of new high-tech aerospace technology at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry.
How Toyota drives non-labour resource efficiency
Steve Hope of Toyota Motor Europe explains how Toyota has dramatically improved its resource efficiency, reducing its energy, water and waste per vehicle by 70%, 75% and 60% respectively from 1993 to 2007.
Dr Greg Lavery presents the drivers and benefits of resource efficiency
At the recent Industrial Sustainability conference held at the University of Cambridge, the Next Manufacturing Revolution team joined a range of leading companies, including Marks & Spencer and Toyota, highlighting the benefits for to be gained from taking a proactive approach to sustainability. Dr Greg Lavery presented on the drivers and benefits of non-labour resource productivity.

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Mapping Interoperability Requirements in Assisted Living

Graham Worsley

From: Accessible ICT:Priorities for Future Research on Accessible Information and Communication Technology Systems and Services. 22 January 2013 IET London: Savoy Place

2013-01-22 IT Channel

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Are we as engineers designing smartly across the transport sector?

John Judge

From: Are we as engineers designing smartly across the transport sector?, 17 April 2013, London, UK

2013-04-17 Transport Channel

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New heat sensor could save jet designers millions
19 September 2013
A highly-accurate temperature sensor could save manufacturers of jet engines and turbines millions in maintenance costs and lower fuel consumption.

Distributor launches free tool to drive 3D design and printing
12 September 2013
RS Components aims to make 3D printing more accessible to electrical and electronics engineers with the launch of a free solid-modelling tool that works with the distributor’s existing DesignSpark PCB layout software.

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