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

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

MULTI-LEGGED MILLIROBOT OVERCOMES OBSTACLES TO DELIVER MEDICINES


Article Source: The Engineer A multi-legged millirobot could one day deliver medicines in the body or carry out medical inspections, claim researchers in Hong Kong. A tiny, soft robot with soft caterpillar-like legs can adapt to adverse environments and carry heavy loads (credit: City University of Hong Kong) The soft-robot, which is equipped with hundreds … Continue reading MULTI-LEGGED MILLIROBOT OVERCOMES OBSTACLES TO DELIVER MEDICINES

8 RAIL, AUTOMOTIVE, AEROSPACE AND MARINE FIRMS TACKLING THE BIGGEST GLOBAL PROBLEMS


Article Source: IMechE UK engineering firms are coming up with innovative solutions to some of Earth’s biggest problems (Credit: Shutterstock) Faster trains. Cleaner air. Fresher food. Engineering firms are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. This week, we’ve been diving into the 2018 edition of the 1,000 Companies to Inspirereport from the London Stock Exchange, … Continue reading 8 RAIL, AUTOMOTIVE, AEROSPACE AND MARINE FIRMS TACKLING THE BIGGEST GLOBAL PROBLEMS

HOW AN IMECHE MEMBER TURNS PLASTIC BACK INTO OIL


Article Source: IMechE IMechE member Adrian Griffiths wants to clean up the seas with Recycling Technologies (Credit: Shutterstock) At Recycling Technologies we’ve developed a machine that converts any old plastic back into oil. It’s the age-old process of thermal cracking, a technology repurposed – the same process that turns wood into charcoal, heating hydrocarbons in the … Continue reading HOW AN IMECHE MEMBER TURNS PLASTIC BACK INTO OIL

OCEAN CLEANUP SYSTEM SETS SAIL FOR “GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH”


Article Source: The Engineer A giant device designed to remove plastic from the sea has begun a three-week voyage from San Francisco to one of the most heavily polluted areas of ocean on the planet. CGI of the plastic collection system in-situ Developed by Dutch non-profit organisation The Ocean Cleanup, the system is being towed to the so-called … Continue reading OCEAN CLEANUP SYSTEM SETS SAIL FOR “GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH”