After many months of planning it was with a great sense of achievement that we welcomed over 800 delegates to ERF2017 which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre from 22-24 March. This three day conference, featuring seminars, workshops and an exhibition, is the premier European Robotics forum; a meeting place for robotics in Europe, bringing together researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs and business people from all over Europe.
Researchers from Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control Group have recently received boost in funding from various sources to further their study on novel solutions for automated supermarkets and warehouses.
Three grants awarded to the group will support the work to tackle challenges in dynamic motion planning in pick and place tasks in such cluttered environments.
Are you passionate about robotics?
Would you like to work on exciting robotic platforms in our world-class facilities?
Do you have, or expect to obtain, a first-class degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related subjects?
We are now recruiting for September 2017.
If you would like to join our ambitious CDT, please apply here : http://www.edinburgh-robotics.org/apply
Our centre director David Lane will be the guest of honour at Policy UK's event - The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Future: Putting Britain at the Forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The event will be held in London on November 23rd and will see David, lead author on the RAS2020 UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy speak on Next Steps for Implementing the Robotics and Automated Systems 2020 Strategy.
On Thursday 13 October 2016, the second Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Conference took place at the Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh. Industry partners, academic staff and students attended the event which was kicked off by Professor Chris Atkeson’s engaging keynote talk: ‘What next for humanoid robotics?’
Centre directors David Lane and Sethu Vijayakumar provided an overview of the Centre’s activities over the last year as well as introducing the new cohort of students.
Congratulations to Dr Patricia Vargas who is included in Robohub’s fourth annual ‘25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About‘ list, complied in celebration of Ada Lovelace Day.
Patricia Vargas is the Founding Director of the Robotics Laboratory and Associate Professor/Reader in Computer Science and Robotics at the School of Mathematical and Computer Science (MACS) at Heriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Professor Vijayakumar, ECR Director, will be one of the high profile speakers headlining the biggest showcase of UK-India Technology in sectors ranging from Agriculture, Life Science, Healthcare, Smart Cities, Advanced Manufacturing and of course, Robotics being held in New Delhi on Nov 7-9, 2016. ECR affiliated student, Aga, and enterprise fellow, Sandy, will showcase live demonstrations of their research at the high profile exhibition venue.
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics academic Mauro Dragone spoke at ScotSoft 2016 on the 8th October 2016 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Dr. Dragone illustrated the potential of building an Internet of Robotic Things, and discussed the artificial intelligence and software engineering issues associated with its realisation.
Our director Sethu Vijayakumar has been interviewed for The Royal Society of Edinburgh 'Quiz a Whiz' YouTube video series.
Find out what made Sethu interested in robotics, his research and what he thinks will be the next big thing.
Dr Patricia A. Vargas was invited to write a blog for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering website on ethics and robotics.
The blog can be found here: