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Autonomous driving styles - the next business opportunity?

As we look forward to using autonomous cars on our roads, and having been lucky enough to experience some early prototypes, I wonder about the driving styles that Autonomous Control Systems (ACS) may have, and whether as passengers we will …

The space factory of the future

This summer will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took humanity’s first steps on the moon. While space continues to inspire us as the Final Frontier, it should no longer be …

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics: machine learning

Robot working out sums on a chalkboard

My area focuses on the specific applications of robotics to extreme and challenging environments. These include robots that handle nuclear waste, climb tall towers in the middle of the ocean or survive thousands of meters underwater so not vacuuming the …

AI is transforming industrial inspection

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At the forefront of the latest and most exciting advancements in this technology is AI for industrial inspection (AI4II), which is set to transform the way manufacturers carry out the process of visual examination of high value components. Artificial intelligence …

Addressing cybersecurity challenges

We live in an increasingly digitally-enhanced, connected world. From voice-controlled smart door locks for the home, to fully automated manufacturing and logistics systems, we rely on technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cater …

Unlocking the power of medical images with AI for patient benefit and economic growth

As the deadline for our centres of excellence in medical imaging competition looms, I am thinking of all those across the UK working feverishly on their applications. It is a challenging brief, and it’s great to see that companies, clinicians, …

What is Artificial Intelligence and what is its potential economic impact?

What is Artifical Inteligence poster

The ability of machines to learn and solve problems like humans Artificial intelligence or AI for short, is already with us in many forms. It’s used by virtual assistants on personal devices, to deliver financial services, and it’s even being …