It’s all about identity


By Geoff Baker In the buildings of our great Engineering Institutions that surround Parliament, there has been unprecedented turmoil for the past year that echoes, with uncanny similarity, to the historic issues now being faced by Parliament and our country. There must be great confusion and dismay amongst the 120,000 Members of the Institution of … Continue reading It’s all about identity

THE TIDE IS TURNING


Article Source: The Engineer Autonomous systems could revolutionise the shipping industry by reducing costs and improving efficiency Autonomous vehicles are slowly but surely infiltrating the world we inhabit. Google’s work with driverless cars in California is well documented, with several big automotive names also showing an interest and investing heavily. For better or worse – … Continue reading THE TIDE IS TURNING

ROBOTICS FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS…60 SECONDS WITH RICH WALKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY ​


Article Source: IMechE Robotics for Hazardous Environments 20 November 2018, Coventry Ahead of the Robotics for Hazardous Environments seminar, we caught up with Rich Walker, Managing Director at the Shadow Robot Company. Rich explained his role and involvement in robotics and automation, the critical challenges, five to 10 year vision and what he is looking … Continue reading ROBOTICS FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS…60 SECONDS WITH RICH WALKER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY ​

AQUABOTIX ADDING EXPLOSIVES TO ‘SWARMING’ UNDERWATER ROBOTS


Article Source: IMechE Stock image (Credit: Shutterstock) Swarming underwater robots designed to “overwhelm” military targets will be equipped with explosives, the manufacturer has announced. Aquabotix will attach explosives to its miniature SwarmDiver robots after receiving a licence from the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. When launched as a group, the surface and underwater vehicles … Continue reading AQUABOTIX ADDING EXPLOSIVES TO ‘SWARMING’ UNDERWATER ROBOTS

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