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Will robots become artificial organisms?

22/01/2022

Jonathan Rossiter is Professor of Robotics at Bristol University, and he believes that one day we will scrap the word robot for the term artificial organisms, but what does that mean? Harry Lewis finds out...

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11/01/2022

Ready, set, robot! Drawing and Story Competitions for Primary Schoolchildren Open For Entries

Key Stage 1 & 2 children from 5 – 11 years old are invited to share their robot-inspired designs and creative writing with an expert panel. This annual competition has proved highly popular with budding artists and authors nationwide and is now returning for its third successive year.

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05/01/2022

Bringing natural intelligence to autonomous robot drones

Brains on Board project is ‘bio-inspired’ by the neural network of bees to close the gap between computer chip design and real-brain technology.

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05/01/2022

NHS hospital uses robot technology

The NHS is facing unprecedented challenges with long waiting lists for treatment and staff shortages.

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21/12/2021

Reith Lectures explore the impact of AI on our lives

The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) has hosted a recording of a prestigious BBC Reith Lecture on the control of increasingly sophisticated AI systems.

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20/12/2021

Train Cleaning Robot to Help Rail Workers Clear up Carriages

Innovative new robotics technology will help existing train cleaners and the rail industry to improve services and the customer experience. Scientists from the National Robotarium, supported by Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities, have revealed the design of a new train cleaning robot to aid with carriage cleaning.

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08/12/2021

Research report: The impact of AI, machine learning, automation and robotics on the information profession

The purpose of this independent research is to help our professional community to understand how AI, machine learning, process automation and robotics are either already impacting the daily work of healthcare information professionals or likely to do so in the near future.

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