Our Robotic Future

Our Robotic Future was held in Google Campus on 30th June 2017. For digital and robotic entrepreneurs, this UK Robotics Week event covered the challenges faced once funding for your digital start-up or robotic idea has been obtained. Ben Ryan, CEO and Founder of Ambionics (@ambionics_uk), kicked off the evening speaking about a unique prosthetic…

Five New Robots in 2016

MiRo MiRo, by Sebastian Conran Associates, is marketed as a “biomimetic companion robot”. Modelled on a dog – albeit a dog that will transmit news of any problems in the home to a hub, remind you to take your medicine, and remind you of your visitors’ names – MiRo was met with derision recently by…

Is the Internet of Things the Future of Care?

By Sinéad Nolan Last week The Guardian ran an article on how the care we need may come from the Internet of Things. The article was interesting and while I didn’t necessarily agree on all points, it was food for thought. It got me thinking about today’s society with our smart phones, self-service tills, contactless…

UK Robotics Mission

The article below has been reblogged from Shadow Robot’s website with their permission. Rich Walker from Shadow Robot recently spent a week out in Taiwan as part of the UK Robotics Mission organised by the British Office. It was a really valuable trip, with Rich meeting Taiwanese companies and roboticists, as well as getting the chance…

Robots with Faces: Should Care Robots Emulate Humans?

By Sinéad Nolan We are facing a care crisis of epic proportions. In less than 20 years’ time the number of over 65s in the UK, currently at 10 million, will have risen to 17 million. Yet estimates show we won’t have sufficient care workers to tend to this ageing population. Assistive robots remain the anonymous shadow in…

Are Robots the Future of Care?

by Sinéad Nolan Elderly care is a concept we barely think about until it concerns ourselves or our loved ones, but as you may have noticed its been in the news a lot lately. The reason for this is that the over 65 population in the UK is growing. Estimated to increase 7 million in the…