24 Jun 2015
Loughborough at the heart of new robotics network
A national network that will fast-track the UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems is to be launched today with Loughborough as one of its founding partners.
The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) will bring together the UK’s core academic capabilities in robotics innovation under national coordination for the first time, and encourage academic and industry collaborations that will accelerate the development and adoption of robotics and autonomous systems.
The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Embedded Intelligence – a national training centre led by Loughborough University and designed to train future research leaders in embedded systems, tailored specialist sensors, visualisation of big data, and robotics, is part of this new network.
Dr Carmen Torres-Sanchez deputy Director of the Centre and senior lecturer at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering said:
“Being part of this network will enable our research students to tap into the national robotics infrastructure. It will give them access to the top academics, businesses and organisations in the field, and use of shared resources and equipment. We’re delighted to be involved as a founding partner.”
The Network will be unveiled this evening at the Science Museum in London following a public lecture on Robot Ethics, organised by IET Robotics and Mechatronics Network in association with the Science Museum Lates and supported by the EPSRC UK-RAS Network.