International Robotics Showcase 2019 – Programme


08:30 ARRIVAL, COFFEE & REGISTRATION

Marquee, Royal Geographical Society

09:00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang

, Chairman, EPSRC UK-RAS Network

09:05 BEIS & UK-RAS

Dr. Rannia Leontaridi

, Director, Office for Artificial Intelligence, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)

09:15 RAS SRATEGY & VISION

Prof. Lynn Gladden

, Executive Chair, EPSRC

09:30 EPSRC ROBOTICS HUBS

National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR)

Prof. Rustam Stolkin

, University of Birmingham

Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA)

Prof. David Lane

, Heriott-Watt University

Future AI & Robotics for Space (FAIRSPACE)

Prof. Yang Gao

, Surrey University

The Robotics & Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN)

Prof. Barry Lennox

, University of Manchester

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

Marquee, Royal Geographical Society

11:00 Robotics for Buried Infrastructure Inspection

Prof. Kirill V. Horoshenkov

, University of Sheffield

11:20 When Robots Hit the Road: New Challenges in Multi-Vehicle Coordination

Assistant Prof. Amanda Prorok

, Cambridge University

11:40 CHALLENGES & COMPETITIONS

Surgical Robot Challenge

Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang

, Imperial College London

Manufacturing Hackathon Challenge

Dr. James Law

, Sheffield University

School Robot Competition

Helen Fulson

, Chief Product Officer, Twinkl &

Dr. James Law

, Sheffield University

11:50 WHITE PAPERS

AI, Regulation & Ethics

Prof. John McDermid

, York University

Education & Skills

Prof. Tony Prescott

, Sheffield University

12:00 Lunch & Exhibition

Lunch and Exhibition in Marquee & Education Centre

(12:30 Network Committee Meeting in Lecture Theatre)

13:30 INTERNATIONAL PANEL: ROBOTICS FOR CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS

Panel Discussion plus Q & A from US delegation

Dr. Ron Diftler

, Branch Chief, Robotic Systems TechnologyBranch, Johnson Space Center Branch

Dr. Stephen Hart

, Senior Scientist, TRACLabs

Prof. Mitchell Pryor

, Research Scientist, University of Texas

14:45 COFFEE BREAK

Marquee, Royal Geographical Society

15:00 KEYNOTE LECTURE: “THE DEEPEST DIVE”

Anthony Geffen

, CEO and Creative Director of Atlantic Productions

Patrick Lahey

, Co-founder and President of Triton Submarines, Sebastian, Florida

16:00 CLOSE
16:30 Awards Ceremony for Challenge Winners & Drinks Reception

Imperial College Main Reception

#UKRW20

UK Robotics Week

22nd – 28th June 2020

International Robotics Showcase

26th June 2020

 

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