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Students challenged to build the best drone

Students challenged to build the best drone
Some of the most talented young engineers from the UK and overseas will compete to design and build the best Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), also known as a drone, as part of the annual competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Nineteen student teams from the UK and three international teams are set to compete.
16th January 2017

Drone training offered for EuroUSC students

Drone training offered for EuroUSC students
Many were disappointed to learn that EuroUSC lost its NQE status for drone training recently. In light of this news, many current clients who enrolled on its BNUC-S course to attain a PfCO are left wondering what will happen to their training and of course, their money.
13th January 2017

Social care robot challenge launched for Robotics Week 2017

Social care robot challenge launched for Robotics Week 2017
Launching for the second annual UK Robotics Week, a new Social Care Robot Challenge, which is a national co-operative venture that will bring together UK experts from both academia and industry to advance the integration of robots into healthcare, including services designed to support older people and those living with long-term health conditions.
13th January 2017


Basic drone certification course launched in UK

Basic drone certification course launched in UK
  Sky-Futures is rolling out a basic drone certification course; the new course will enable persons and organisations in the UK to reach the basic standard required to operate drones under a CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
12th January 2017

Robots are taking over the er.... bedroom

Robots are taking over the er.... bedroom
  Steve Rogerson looks at some of the recent news that may have missed the front page.
11th January 2017

Building their own companies with timber and robots

Building their own companies with timber and robots
ETH Zurich can once again look back on a successful year of spin-offs: as in 2015, a total of 25 new companies were incorporated in 2016. This is thus the tenth time in a row that over 20 spin-offs have been founded at ETH in a single year – a unique achievement in Switzerland’s higher education landscape. Furthermore, ten of the newly founded ETH spin-offs were created through the Pioneer Fellowship programme.
10th January 2017

Meeting the challenges of robotics requirements

Meeting the challenges of robotics requirements
New motor designs to meet torque loads and size requirements in the rapidly growing robotics industry, have been developed by BEI Kimco. The company recently met demanding Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor needs for use in a multi-axis assembly robot for semiconductor and other light manufacturing applications.
10th January 2017

Platform produces intricate biocompatible micromachines

Platform produces intricate biocompatible micromachines
A team of researchers led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Sam Sia at Columbia Engineering has developed a way to manufacture microscale-sized machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body. Working with hydrogels, which are biocompatible materials that engineers have been studying for decades, Sia has invented a new technique that stacks the soft material in layers to make devices that have three-dimensional, freely moving parts.
9th January 2017

Finding Nemo just got a whole lot easier

Finding Nemo just got a whole lot easier
An underwater robot, PowerRay has been designed with features designed to revolutionise freshwater, saltwater, or ice fishing for today’s recreational fishing enthusiasts and casual hobbyists. The underwater robot is PowerVision Technology’s newest addition to its portfolio that also includes the consumer drone PowerEgg and the professional cinematography drone PowerEye.
6th January 2017

Meet TORY the new librarian

Meet TORY the new librarian
  A robot can now record the amount of books and goods in the Library of the Max-Planck-Institute in Luxembourg, for the first time. MetraLabs proves that their RFID inventory robot TORY can be used in various inventory applications.
22nd December 2016


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Mobile World Congress 2017
27th February 2017
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embedded world 2017
14th March 2017
Germany Nürnberg Messe
electronica China 2017
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China Shanghai New International Expo Centre