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2020
3 Mar 2020

Computer Vision for Boosting Pest Control

One of the strategies used for biological control of the South American fruit fly is sterilization of males by X-ray or gamma-ray irradiation. The aim of the procedure is to bring about a decrease in the wild population of these insects.
28 Jan 2020

How Drones Could Help Save our Most Endangered Species

A joint team flew to Cameroon in December to trial the use of drones, sensor technologies and deployment techniques to monitor populations of the Critically Endangered Kordofan giraffe at Bénoué National Park.
2019
5 Apr 2019

Facial recognition technology aims to detect emotional state in pigs

State-of-the-art facial recognition technology is being used in an attempt to detect different emotional states in pigs.
2018
27 Dec 2018

Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots

Hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes - without an underlying master plan, purely based on local communication and movement. To achieve this, researchers introduced the biological principles of self-organisation to swarm robotics.
2017
20 Nov 2017

Grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste

It will go towards the creation of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics which is a multi-university project that has received funding and contributions totalling £40m to bring together a diverse consortium of experts in robotics, AI, sensors and radiation resilient embedded systems to address nuclear waste problems.
20 Jun 2017

Urine powered displays

PEE POWER has been given a prime location at Glastonbury Festival just a few hundred metres from the Pyramid stage to showcase turning urine into electricity.
16 Mar 2017

Wearable robotic tools for surgery

A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to 'sense', 'see', control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
22 Feb 2017

Award for 3D printed bionic hands

Open Bionics is revolutionising the healthcare industry by using 3D scanning and 3D printing to dramatically cut the cost of fitting hand amputees with robotic prosthetics.
19 Jan 2017

Artificial fingertip that feels

Pushing the boundaries of soft robotics, the open-source tactile fingertip, known as TacTip, is a 3D-printed tactile sensor that has been developed by the Tactile Robotics Team from Bristol Robotics Laboratory.
2016
23 Sep 2016

Standard highlighting the ethical hazards of robots is published

BSI, the business standards company has published BS 8611 Ethics design and application robots.
2 Aug 2016

Smart bricks will transform how buildings work

Smart bricks capable of recycling wastewater and generating electricity from sunlight are being developed by a team of scientists.
2015
15 Dec 2015

Wearable energy generator uses urine to power wireless transmitter

This is the first self-sufficient system powered by a wearable energy generator based on microbial fuel cell technology.
9 Mar 2015

'Pee-power' to light camps in disaster zones

It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women.
2014
23 May 2014

IDTechEx see a great future for electric quadcopters

The starting point for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is rarely military; it is at the other extreme with toy helicopters and predating professional UAV helicopters and so on. Despite the emphasis in the press, it is not all about improvement of batteries.
14 May 2014

Drones employed to inspect easyJet's fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft

easyJet, the UK's largest airline, has announced it is working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a partnership between the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), to modify existing technology so that drones can be employed to inspect its fleet of 220 Airbus aircraft.
2013
11 Nov 2013

Artificial heart pumps human waste to power future robots

A new device that may be capable of pumping human waste into the 'engine room' of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers.
2010
12 Aug 2010

Autonomous robot that eats sewage

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory are working on an autonomous robot, dubbed EcoBot III.