UK Robotics Week 2017 officially launches today, with a range of robotics activities and challenges open to schools, academic institutions and industry sectors. These activities culminate in a national week of celebration being held 24th – 30th June 2017.
UK robotics innovation is taking centre stage this summer, with the announcement of a nationwide programme of exciting events for the first ever UK Robotics Week (25 June – 1 July 2016). Events for people of all ages are being held up and down the country, spanning public lectures, open labs, schools and academic competitions, [...]
The UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today with the formal launch of The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network). The 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 [...]
Our Space Robot is a Q14 robot from Advanced Robotics Concepts. With active 4 wheel steering and drive, a passive dynamic suspension system and a range of sensors, the Q14 is well equipped to handle a range of environments and provides us with a great platform to test our algorithms. The chassis is capable of Ackermann, [...]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBEoQ5mG7k8 The inspection thread seeks to augment human ability in detailed inspection. The snake arm allows sensors to be deployed in hard to reach places - almost like key hole surgery. it carries cameras and laser to able us to recreate reconstructions of the shape of awkward and potentially dangerous places, [...]
Robots have been used for some time in warehouses and hospitals, moving materials around with speed, accuracy and efficiency, Our work on Autonomous Guided Vehicle technology will improve their capabilities dramatically, enabling robots to do jobs that were previously only considered practical for humans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpRWAPNBM8I Partners [...]
The LUTZ project will see Pods deployed in the streets of Milton Keynes in 2016 running the complete autonomy system we refer to as "Selenium."
Surveying is an important part of our work. Many of our algorithms rely on detailed and accurate surveys of the environment to function. The main survey tools we have at our disposal are the NABU and Wildcat platform. CAD rendering of the NABU3 NABU The NABU is the embodiment [...]
We look forward to rolling out our autonomy expertise to off-road applications on our Clearpath Grizzly robot. The Grizzly is a large robotic utility vehicle weighing 910kg with a top speed of 5mph. It is equipped with a collection of laser and camera sensors, and is intended for autonomous off-road operation. Use [...]
We are not condemned to a future of congestion, accidents and time wasting. We will eventually have cars that can drive themselves, interacting safely with other road users and using roads efficiently, thus freeing up our precious time. But to do this the machines need life-long infrastructure-free navigation, and that, alongside autonomous perception, is [...]