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Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Looking to improve and accelerate cross sectoral growth, Robotics and Autonomous Systems explores the latest innovation and showcases the newest technological developments. Highlighting the revolutionary role of engineering in the transition to fully autonomous systems, key topics include Mechatronics, Robotics start-ups and Artificial Intelligence, through to Unmanned Vehicles and Aircraft Systems.

Articles and reports

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The Small Robot Company’s mission to revolutionise food production

In March 2018, a British agri-tech start-up became the latest winner of the prestigious Horizontal Innovation Award from the IET and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC), which will enable the company to develop ‘Harry’, its new drilling and planting robot.

IET publishes Guide to Implementing Industrial Robots

IET Standards has released a free Guide to Implementing Industrial Robots – essential reading for everyone involved in, or looking to branch out into, automated manufacturing processes.

Call for Case Studies - UK SMEs!!

The HVM Catapult and IET are interested in hearing from companies of any size and from any sector who have installed automation or are thinking of doing so. We want to hear from you if you have had positive or negative experiences, why you looked at automation and what benefits you’ve received from implementing automation.

International Robotics Showcase

The first UK robotics week came to a close on Friday 1st July with the International Robotics Showcase event held at IET London: Savoy Place.

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Applied Visualisation Community!

The IET are looking to explore the opportunities for Applied Visualisation, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality but bringing together a volunteer led working group that operates across industry sectors. Following on from the success of the ‘Going Beyond Games’ Event at Savoy Place in April, the IET are looking to bring together relevant staff members with members of the pre-existing HVM Catapult Visualisation and VR Forum to begin scoping the opportunities in this area.




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Mechatronic Hands: Prosthetic and Robotic Design

This book describes the technical design characteristics of the main components that go into forming an artificial hand whether it is a simple design that does not have a natural appearance or a more complicated design where there are multiple movements of the fingers and thumb.

Human Motion Analysis TechBite

Key insights and resources taken from the IET Human Motion Analysis for Healthcare Applications seminar in May 2016, organised by the IET Vision and Imaging Network.

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