UK Robotics

These Robot Babies Are So Realistic, We're Struggling To Work Out What Is Real

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

With advances across the robotics industry, the last year has seen innovative machines that can weed your garden, park your car, perform brain surgery...

This Robot Can Perform 2 Hour Brain Surgery In Just 2.5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a drill that is able to perform brain surgery in two and a half minutes, a procedure that otherwise takes humans two hours f...

This Robotic Sex Doll Isn't Just Looking For A One Night Stand, She Wants To Meet Your Parents

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

In case you were worried that your robotic sex doll was lacking any actual human emotions, not to worry because your prayers have been answered. Sergi...

After 75 Years, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Need Updating

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

With this in mind, a robot could only operate within a very limited sphere and any rational application of the laws would be highly restricted. Even that might not be possible with current technology, as a system that could reason and make decisions based on the laws would need considerable computational power.

Where Was Fintech In The Chancellor's Budget?

Dan Andersson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

What we don't want to happen is for regulation of digital currencies to 'all of a sudden' come into force and for the banking sector to be the only people prepared or equipped for it. The power of this new financial technology is its ability to disrupt the way we do business, not perpetuate doing things the same.

This Mind-Controlled Robot Corrects Itself When It Senses It's Made A Mistake

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Mind-controlled robots are nothing new, but Baxter is a little different. While most of its rivals require their operators to be trained to think in a...

A Chinese Railway Station Now Has Its Own Robot 'Sheriff'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

It’s a vision of the future. In the Zhengzhou East Railways Station in Henan, China, a police robot rolls across the concourse, sniffing out trouble...

This Robot Hand Could Soon Be Packing Your Ocado Order

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech

Robots can perform operations, beat Go grandmasters and make perfect cups of coffee. But one task has so far eluded them – picking fruit and veg. Co...

Robot Convinces Google's 'I'm Not A Robot' Tool That It's Not A Robot, Internet Implodes

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Tech

Armed with a pair of googly eyes and a touchpad pen, a robot has done the unthinkable. It has convinced Google’s “I’m not a robot” tool that i...

The Future Of Work

Professor Ursula Huws | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Ursula Huws

Human labour is also used in warehouses, with workers instructed via headsets where to run, with every action timed and monitored. A visitor from another planet watching them at work might think that humans are servants of the technology, rather than technology serving the people.

Fashion As A Tool For Expressing Identity And Sexuality - Art School Gets Personal At London Fashion Week Men

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Thoughts about how this fashion presentation may look in the future woke me up this morning - way too early - after writing this article last night. It occurs to me that there will be other relationships to consider if art imitates life.

This Robot Barista Wants To Make You A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve seen all sorts of weird and wonderful gadgets come out of this year’s CES, but this robot barista has to be one of the quirkiest. Developed ...

Pakistani Student Osama Reflects On How Studying In London Enabled Him To Unlock His Full Potential

James Farrell | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Farrell

Computing student Osama Rama discusses his passion for robotics which brought him to London. Shortlisted for the Mayor of London's International Student Innovation Award for his robot, Oizuu, Osama is doing a masters course in Computing and AI at Imperial College London.

Why Robots In The Office Underline The Need For Greater Workplace Trust

Tom McQueen | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Tom McQueen

Clearly the UK requires digital leadership at the highest level to address some of the issues around the introduction of AI. So, I was pleased to see the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's recent report challenging the Government to put more effort into preparing the country for the impact of AI/robotics.

Robotics And AI: Autonomous Futures In The UK

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Sethu Vijayakumar

Within the next ten years we are likely to see major advancements in the way robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) are used in areas such as manufacturing or packaging, leading to greater efficiency and generating cost savings.

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Meet The World's First Autonmous, Soft Robot: A Tiny Octopus

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Tech

American scientists have engineered the first self-contained, soft robot – an octobot with eight gas-powered arms. Moving without batteries or wires...

State-Of-The-Art Robotic Hand Given To Kid Who's An Aspiring Footballer

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

An eight-year-old aspiring footballer who was born without a left hand is set to receive a state-of-the art robotic hand in the colours of his favouri...

This Japanese Robot Is Proof That Mankind Is Doomed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech

Japanese scientists have managed to create the world’s creepiest robot, able to make decisions completely of it’s own accord without any human int...

Meet Hadrian X: The Robot That Can Build An Entire House In Two Days

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Tech

Robots are great aren’t they. When they’re not making cocktails on cruise ships they’re picking up boxes or (trying) to save lives. Well now you...

London Technology Week Showcases the Best of British Fashion Tech

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

'Fashion tech' and wearables are often described as solutions looking for a problem. The fashion industry is, paradoxically, resistant to change, while science and technology exist to pose and answer questions and catalyse change.

This Could Revolutionise Surgery As We Know It

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Tech

This week, a robotic operation to remove a patient’s rectal cancer was streamed live to surgeons, believed to be the first time ever via satellite. ...

I Saw the Struggle Young People Faced to Acquire Digital Skills - I Wanted to Change That

Simon Riley | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Riley

I didn't want the next generation of young people to go through the same thing as me. I wanted to give them access to practical technology skills early, so they could start building, designing and making stuff as soon as possible, teaching them through hands on projects and engaging problems that got them thinking creatively.

You Don't Need to Be an Engineer to Build 'Robots for Good'

Cameron Norris | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cameron Norris

After meeting, a clear project goal was settled upon - create a 'telepresence' robot to allow the children of Great Ormond Street to safely explore one of London's greatest places of discovery: London Zoo.