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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in robotics: machine learning

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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 …

Smart time to learn more about artificial intelligence

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As Innovation Lead for Precision Medicine at Innovate UK I am sometimes asked about the best STEM subjects to study, usually by parents wanting to help their children select the best university courses. Something they’re really interested in, I have …

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, …

BIO 2018 – the world’s premier Life Sciences event

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BIO is undoubtedly the world’s premier Life Sciences event and a great opportunity to network with colleagues across multiple disciplines and gain access to global pharma and biotech leaders. The dust has settled and it’s back to business as usual …

Predictions - The future of robotics

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  In the future, robots with artificial intelligence will help make life easier for all of us – doing our dull, dirty, difficult jobs, and tackling tasks we simply couldn’t do ourselves. One of the key areas where we’ll look …

The innovation podcast: Robotics and AI in extreme environments

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The first in our series of Innovate UK podcasts looks at robotics and AI in extreme environments. The increasing amount of work that needs to be done in extreme environments like deep mining, nuclear decommissioning and offshore energy means there …

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

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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 …