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The Royal Society of Edinburgh interview ECR director for 'Quiz a Whiz' YouTube series

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.

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Sethu 'Quiz a Whiz' with RSE YouTube video

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ECR Directors present at Society of Petroleum Engineers webinar

On 25th May Professors David Lane and Sethu Vijayakumar were invited by the Society of Petroleum Engineers DSATS (Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section) to present their thoughts on how robotics could address some of the challenges faced by the drilling industry. 

Of particular interest to the audience was the adoption of automation in drilling, such as remote operation, underwater vehicles, human-machine interface, machine learning, visualization and analytics.

Professor David Lane attends The Times round-table on Disruptive Technologies

"Do you know a disruptive technology when you see it?  The answer is no..."

 

ECR Director Professor David Lane was invited to London to participate in a round-table discussion on the implications of disruptive technologies, and how best to embrace them. The discussion took place on 6th May, and was in association with defence technology industry leader BAE Systems.

Robot Lab and 'Technologies of the Future: Today' at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

James Garforth, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics student, organised the events Robot Lab and Technologies of the Future, Today. Robot Lab ran from 26th to the 30th March in the National Museum of Scotland and consisted of  a series demos that showcased the research carried out at the Centre by current students. Technologies of the Future, Today took place on 30th March in Summerhall. Carson Vogt, Iris Kyranou, Agamemnon Krasoulis, Sandy Enoch and Wolfgang Merkt gave talks about robots and showed some demos.

Invitation to contribute to the Lloyd's Register Foundation RAS Foresight Review Survey

Lloyd’s Register Foundation has identified Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) as a key technology that impacts on the Foundation’s core objectives and has therefore commissioned a team led by Professor David Lane , Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Director, to produce a Foresight Report.