Centre Academics, Dr Mauro Dragone and Dr Christian Dondrup presented at one of the sessions at the 2019 Digital Health and Care Fest on Thursday 21st November.
UK Government Minister Robin Walker was given a tour of Heriot-Watt University’s world leading robotics facilities as he discussed progress on the creation of a National Robotarium.
The proposed facility, which is supported with £21 million from the UK Government, will be a world-class hub, developing and utilising the next generation of robot technology which has the potential to transform lives, industry and our economy.
Professor David Lane, CBE FREng FRSE, Director of the Edinburgh Centre of Robotics, has been named co-chair of the Robotics Growth Partnership alongside Paul Clarke CBE, Chief Technology Officer at the online shopping and robotics giant, Ocado.
The ministerial appointments were announced recently by the Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Chris Skidmore MP, during a series of speeches emphasising the Government's commitment to realising investment of 2.4% of GDP in research and development by 2027.
Students from the Centre successfully hosted the third annual student conference held jointly with the EPSRC CDTs in Bristol, Edinburgh and Oxford on the 3rd and 4th June. Fellow students from Bristol and Oxford arrived in Edinburgh on the Sunday evening and had the opportunity to join on a bus tour of the beautiful city.
RAS CDT student, Christian Rauch attended the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Montreal, Canada from 20th -24th May.
ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference, attracting 4145 participants from 71 different countries.
Christian presented his recent work on articulated tracking and took the opportunity to discuss his research with others working in the same area.
An interactive touchscreen display has been installed in the Bayes Centre foyer, providing further information about the NASA Valkyrie.
Prof. David Lane joins leaders in business and data privacy organisations, as well as from academia, in his new role on the UK Government’s AI Council.
This is an important time in the evolution and application of this most disruptive and groundbreaking of technologies.
Prof. David Lane
The newly appointed members will help put in place the right skills, ethics and data so the UK can make the most of AI technologies.
RAS CDT student Derek Chun has been awarded the John Moyes Lessells Travel Scholarship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to carry out research in Japan with Prof. Koh Hosoda of Hosoda Lab, Osaka University. This is an amazing achievement as the scholarship is open to all branches of engineering in Scotland and Derek has suceeded in making his application stand out from all others.