Robotics: the extreme opportunity
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17th July 2019

Robotics: the extreme opportunity

Extreme environments are a problem in many industries. Environments that are lethal or hazardous to human beings, or which present tough operating challenges, typify many sectors, such as space, offshore oil and gas, underwater engineering, deep mining, nuclear energy, and ...
Robotics Week: a success for UK
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4th July 2019

Robotics Week: a success for UK

UK Robotics Week hit Kensington in central London last week for a showcase event, bringing together a range of cutting-edge technologies with a day of presentations from some of the UK’s leading academic researchers.
The UK senses a smart farming revolution
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4th July 2019

The UK senses a smart farming revolution

Sensors, robotics, analytics, and a range of other Industry 4.0 technologies are set to help UK farmers reduce pollution, minimise waste, and produce more food – thanks to £22.4 million of government investment in 31 new projects.
Catbot: Robotics’ new strong arm?
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25th June 2019

Catbot: Robotics’ new strong arm?

Small collaborative robots – ‘cobots’ – are part of the ongoing trend towards human-robot interaction in industries such as manufacturing.
Why Network Rail sees a future in drones
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14th June 2019

Why Network Rail sees a future in drones

Most commuters are familiar with Network Rail, but many would be surprised to hear that the UK’s rail infrastructure owner has an Air Operations department, which is in the vanguard of using drones and airborne sensors for critical maintenance ...
Sensors could cut food waste, say Imperial researchers
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12th June 2019

Sensors could cut food waste, say Imperial researchers

Low-cost, printable, smartphone-linked sensors could be a better indicator than labels of when food has passed its use-by date, say UK researchers. But there is a flaw in their thinking.