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.
Congratulations to Edinburgh Centre for Robotics student Siobhan Duncan (2016 cohort) who was awarded first place in the ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing Student Research Competition held in Cyprus in April for her work titled “Bringing Stigmergy into the Real World”
Professor Stefan Willliams, Head of School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney visited Heriot-Watt University on Monday 13th May and delivered a seminar on Applications in Marine Imaging.
Robotics research in Scotland is set to further expand with the announcement of a £18m funding boost.
A ground-breaking study is to test new therapies for Parkinson’s disease on robots – replacing the need for animal testing. Over the next year, academics from Heriot-Watt University and the International Institute of Neuroscience in Brazil will join forces on the pioneering study: Neurorobotics Model of Parkinson’s disease. Currently, scientists use rats in experiments to find new treatments but in this study, data already recorded from other animals in Brazil and robots in UK will be used instead.
The RAS CDT is delighted to be hosting the third student annual conference held jointly with the Robotics CDTs in Bristol (FARSCOPE), Edinburgh (RAS) and Oxford (AIMS). The conference will take place at Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th June. More information about the conference can be found here https://www.edinburgh-robotics.org/cdt-student-conference-3rd-4th-june-2019
Professor Verena Rieser and Professor Oliver Lemon have been named as People to Watch in 2019 in the Digital List in FutureScot, a journal that reports on the digital technology sector in Scotland. The article recognises the team’s research work in the area of AI, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and acknowledges that this has enabled Heriot-Watt University to be a top three finalist in the Amazon Alexa Challenge for two years in a row.
The creation of the UK’s first National Robotarium reached a significant milestone on 17th December after its business case was approved by the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal Joint Committee.
The multimillion pound hub, to be built at Heriot-Watt University in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, will be the UK’s leading innovation hub for robotics and autonomous systems, delivering leading-edge research and support for business creation and growth, as well as data skills.