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20/09/2019

Hyundai’s Vest Exoskeleton eases the burden of overhead tasks

While automated technologies have certainly lightened the load in car factories around the world, hard labor and long hours on the part of human workers is still a big part of the manufacturing mix. Hyundai has been developing different types of assistive exoskeletons to give its factory workers a helping hand, the latest of which focuses on those tending to overhead tasks.

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20/09/2019

UK economy has ‘too few robots’, warn MPs

The UK is lagging behind the world’s other advanced economies in the shift to robots and automation in the workplace – putting jobs, businesses and the prosperity of whole regions at risk, according to an influential group of MPs. MPs on the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee said UK firms were losing out to competitors in the rest of the G7 after the government cut support for companies and failed to encourage investment.

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03/09/2019

Project to combine robotics and laser processing for aerospace

A new Innovate UK-funded collaborative project has launched to investigate combining a high speed, accurate and stiff robot with a laser processing capability for the manufacture of high-end aerospace structures. Laser processing has the potential to enable higher productivity manufacturing of both metallic and composite aerospace structures.

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03/09/2019

AI art: has science unravelled how we see and appreciate art?

Art, it's in the eye of the beholder but has science found a way to identify what we really appreciate in paintings? The artistic tastes of individuals may have been finally unravelled thanks to University of Bristol researchers, artificial intelligence (AI) and eye-tracking technology.

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03/09/2019

Inspired from nature – robots can now learn to swarm on the go

A new generation of swarming robots which can independently learn and evolve new behaviours in the wild is one step closer, thanks to research from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE). The team used artificial evolution to enable the robots to automatically learn swarm behaviours which are understandable to humans.

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27/08/2019

Machine learning to fight antibiotic resistance in farmed chickens

A new research project to improve the health of farmed chickens in China and reduce the risk of disease and antibiotic resistance transferring to human populations has been launched today. The FARMWATCH project will use machine learning to find new ways to identify and pinpoint disease in poultry farms, reducing the need for antibiotic treatment and lowering the risk of antibiotic resistance transferring to consumers.

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27/08/2019

ARTIFICIAL TONGUE COULD HAVE WHISKY COUNTERFEITING LICKED

An artificial ‘tongue’ which can taste subtle differences between drams of whisky could help cut down on the trade in counterfeit alcohol, scientists say. In a new paper published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Nanoscale, Scottish engineers describe how they built the tiny taster, which exploits the optical properties of gold and aluminium to test the tipples.

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