CHINA SUCCESSFULLY TESTS WORLD’S LARGEST CARGO DRONE


Article Source: IET A Chinese company has tested the world’s biggest unmanned transport aircraft, which is said to carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes (1,360kg). Developed by the China Academy of Aerospace Electronics Technology and Chinese delivery company SF Express, the large commercial drone, known as Feihong-98 (FH-98), made a successful test flight at Baotou … Continue reading CHINA SUCCESSFULLY TESTS WORLD’S LARGEST CARGO DRONE

EVENT: DEBUGGING THE HUMAN BRAIN


Innovative technologies for understanding and repairing misfiring neurons When? 22 January 2019 Where? IET London: Savoy Place   Introduction: Over a billion people suffer from a brain disorder, few of which are well-treated by existing drugs or devices. A key problem is that the brain is a complex, densely wired circuit made out of neurons, … Continue reading EVENT: DEBUGGING THE HUMAN BRAIN

13% OF THE PUBLIC BELIEVES THAT THERE SHOULD BE A LIMIT ON THE USE OF ROBOTS AT WORK


Article Source: IMechE (credit: CMR Surgical Limited.) Almost a quarter of the public believe the UK needs ethical laws to govern the work robots can do. Employers and employees will need to work alongside robots and machines in everyday life Certain tasks, rather than specific occupations, will be under threat from Artificial Intelligence (AI), and … Continue reading 13% OF THE PUBLIC BELIEVES THAT THERE SHOULD BE A LIMIT ON THE USE OF ROBOTS AT WORK

BLOODHOUND SUPERSONIC CAR PROJECT GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION


This is a total tragedy, not only does Bloodhound SSC represent the best of what engineering is about i.e. to set a seemingly impossible task and then overcome every single technical challenge, but the Bloodhound Project has inspired tens of thousands of young people into engineering via the Bloodhound Ambassador Scheme. It cannot be allowed … Continue reading BLOODHOUND SUPERSONIC CAR PROJECT GOES INTO ADMINISTRATION

ROBOT ASSISTANT HELPING ELDERLY PEOPLE TACKLE MEMORY LOSS


Article Source: The IET A robot assistant has been trialled in three care homes, with the aim of helping elderly people combat the decline in their mental abilities which often comes with age. The ENRICHME (‘ENabling Robot and assisted living environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly’) project, is attempting to solve the problem … Continue reading ROBOT ASSISTANT HELPING ELDERLY PEOPLE TACKLE MEMORY LOSS

INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS RESPONSE TO THE LABOUR PARTY’S NEW ENERGY PLAN


Article Source: IMechE renewable energy Matt Rooney, Engineering Policy Adviser at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, comments on the Labour Party’s new energy plan. “Labour’s new energy plan sets ambitious targets for faster decarbonisation, with a target of 85% electricity coming from low-carbon technologies like wind, solar and nuclear by 2030. Such ambition is to … Continue reading INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS RESPONSE TO THE LABOUR PARTY’S NEW ENERGY PLAN