Network to rise robotics and unconstrained systems launched

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The University of Liverpool is one of a initial members of a network aiming to rise and feat a immeasurable intensity of robotics and unconstrained systems.

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) will move together a UK’s core educational capabilities in robotics creation underneath inhabitant coordination for a initial time, and inspire educational and attention collaborations that will accelerate a expansion and adoption of robotics and unconstrained systems.

Huge expansion potential

UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson said: “Robotics and unconstrained systems have outrageous expansion intensity for a UK as one of a Eight Great Technologies.

“To get it right we need to pull on a imagination of a UK’s investigate bottom and a aspiration of industry. By operative collaboratively, this network will usually assistance to accelerate expansion of a high-tech zone and pave a approach for new high-value, learned jobs – a win, win unfolding for a UK.”

The new network has already perceived clever support by vital industrial partners; a Science Museum and a UK’s vital veteran engineering bodies including Royal Academy of Engineering, The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and The Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Dr Mike Jump, from a University’s School of Engineering, said: “Liverpool is unapproachable to be one of a owner members of a EPSRC-funded RAS network. It recognises Liverpool’s existent investigate strengths in one of a UK’s Eight Great Technologies and will yield an increasing event for inter-disciplinary and cross-institution partnership in this sparkling and critical area”.

It will enhance to embody broader stakeholders including pivotal inhabitant laboratories in a UK and heading general collaborators in both academia and industry. The tellurian marketplace for use and industrial robots is estimated to strech $59.5 billion by 2020.

A far-reaching operation of activities will be organised, including network and vital roadmap events such as a UK Robotics conference; symposia and focused workshops; open rendezvous and exhibitions. It will also have endless online rendezvous activities regulating amicable media and web and user forums.

The aim is to strengthen a attribute with attention by ancillary interdisciplinary mobility and industrial secondment and building proof-of-concept (PoC) projects and using pattern challenges. There is also a clever importance on supervision process and high-level rendezvous with general stakeholders.

Significant impact

Kedar Pandya, EPSRC Head of a Engineering Theme, said: “Working with Innovate UK and other investigate legislature partners, EPSRC’s goal is to support and deposit in a world-leading investigate bottom that has warranted a UK a deserved repute for investigate excellence.

“Robotics and Autonomous Systems are one of a Eight Great Technologies in that a UK is set to be a tellurian leader, and a record being grown during these EPSRC-funded RAS comforts will broach a poignant impact on a investigate landscape, and attract a kind of industrial investment that will maximize a UK’s interest in a worldwide robotics market.”

The other initial network members are Imperial College London, Bristol Robotics Lab, University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, University of Leeds, Loughborough University, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University College London, and University of Warwick.

Source: University of Liverpool