We are pleased to announce the arrival of Talos, a high performance humanoid robot standing at 1.75m tall as the newest addition to the robotics research lab at the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Mauro Dragone, Assistant Professor from Heriot-Watt University is one of the scientists launching the open and remote access living lab to research how to create how to create affordable and socially acceptable solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (OpenAAL).
This project is funded by EPSRC and will run for 10 months, ending in April 2021.
More information on the project can be found here.
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.