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  • Smartphones to SmartStones
  • Ten years on from the launch of the iPhone, we look at how smartphones are continuing to evolve, and how research at the University of Oxford demonstrates how they can be used for much more than social media and selfies.

  • Smartphones to SmartStones
  • Issued: 29 June 2017
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  • Challenges for assistive robots
  • As technology advances, the use of assistive robotics systems is becoming more and more commonplace, especially for the care of older adults. In our final blog to celebrate UK Robotics Week, EPSRC-supported researcher Praminda Caleb-Solly discusses the challenges of designing assistive robots for ever-changing patient needs.

  • Challenges for assistive robots
  • Issued: 30 June 2017
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  • Rise of the Robots
  • The 20th century saw the rise of the robots... in popular culture at least. Dr Elaine Massung, EPSRC's Robotics Portfolio Manager, explores how this has influenced our perception of the technology.

  • Rise of the Robots
  • Issued: 26 June 2017
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  • Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day
  • To support International Women in Engineering Day on Thursday 23 June 2017, four people that support and promote diversity in engineering share their thoughts and experiences.

     

  • Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day
  • Issued: 23 June 2017
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  • The buzz around bee brains: the future of flying robots?
  • In the world of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, inspiration can come from the most unusual of places. University of Sheffield roboticist Professor James Marshall aims to develop small, autonomous flying robots by reverse-engineering the honeybee brain.

  • The buzz around bee brains: the future of flying robots?
  • Issued: 28 June 2017
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  • Science for a successful nation - one year on...Opens in new window
  • Our Delivery Plan for 2016/17 to 2019/20 was launched back in June 2016. Now, a year on we thought it would be good to reflect on what we have achieved to date and look forward to the next 12 months as we move towards the formation of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

  • Science for a successful nation - one year on...
  • Issued: 20 June 2017
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  • How to tackle dementia with Mathematics
  • How to tackle dementia with Mathematics
  • Issued: 11 April 2017
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  • Data Science: a new discipline to change the world
  • Ever-increasing amounts of data, driven by wide-spread digitisation and other factors, has opened up opportunities to transform existing science and develop new avenues of research.

    Sir Alan Wilson is Chief Executive of The Alan Turing Institute, which is exploring the application of data science across fields as diverse as health, digital engineering and security.

  • Data Science: a new discipline to change the world
  • Issued: 06 April 2017
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  • Focus On: EPSRC ICT Early Career Researchers Workshop
  • In February and March 2017, EPSRC’s ICT theme held a pair of two-day workshops to provide guidance and mentoring for ICT researchers at the early stages of their academic careers. These events were very popular and over-subscribed – meaning that some of our Early Career researchers were unable to gain a place. Adam Luqmani, one of our ICT Portfolio Managers provides an overview of the events, their highlights and some take away messages from our attendees.

  • Focus On: EPSRC ICT Early Career Researchers Workshop
  • Issued: 20 March 2017
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  • Understanding Energy Demand
  • Major reduction of CO2 emissions is a global priority, with the UK legally obliged to reduce greenhouse gases by 80% compared to 1990 levels by 2050. To meet these ambitious goals, we need a deep understanding of how and why energy is used. The six End Use Energy Demand (EUED) Centres aim to provide this understanding.

  • Understanding Energy Demand
  • Issued: 30 March 2017
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