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Smart Products Beacon update

Demonstrator Projects The RoboClean project held its first meeting of 2020 to review activity.  Carolina Fuentes has been continuing development work on the unified platform to allow easy integration of the modules developed for the project (Multi-agent coordination, VUIs/ Alexa Skills, and Visualization) within the allergen aware human-robot collaboration architecture. They recruited Janey Slinger an …

SoonChild Tour

Red Earth Theatre in association with Arena Theatre Wolverhampton & Derby Theatre Based on the book by Russell Hoban Illustrated by Alexis Deacon Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, and a cosmic Northern Lights show. Set in the Arctic …

Smart Products Beacon Workshop

Researchers from across the university gathered at a workshop on the 23rd January to shape the next wave of Smart Products Beacon demonstrator projects. Our demonstrator projects aim to test the feasibility of novel ‘smart product’ concepts and create interactive demonstrators that convey research ideas aligned to the core Beacon themes. Our projects will investigate …

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Reference: SC1494719 Closing date: Tuesday 4th February 2020 Job Type: Research Department: Smart Products Beacon Salary:  £27511 – £40322 per annum (pro rate if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £300943 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance Applications are invited for a Computer Science and/or Engineering based Research Associate/Fellow …

“Sensors support machine learning” – Assistant Professor Nicholas Watson

Nik Watson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering discusses whether online sensors and machine learning can deliver industry 4.0 to the food and drink manufacturing sector in the Journal of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, vol 33 issue 4 December 2019. “Manufacturing is experiencing the 4th industrial revolution, which is the use of Industrial …

Director’s Blog

  The Smart products beacon is tackling two big questions. What are smart products? And how are they made? A smart product is one that uses digital technologies and especially personal data to become more adaptive, personalised and valuable. It captures data throughout its lifetime – through both manufacture and use – and uses this …

Connected Everything Call for Feasibility Study Proposals

Connected Everything (CEII) is looking to fund a second round of feasibility studies. Projects can be between 6 and 12 months in length, and should complete before the end of June 2021. They are looking to fund up to five projects of up to a maximum value of £60,000 at full Economic Cost (fEC), with …

Keynote talk by Sarah Brin, Meow Wolf

The Smart Products Beacon is delighted to be supporting a keynote talk by Sarah Brin, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Meow Wolf at the Broadway on Monday 9th December, 6pm.     Sarah will speak about the creative challenges and questions surrounding the development of immersive experiences supported by emerging technologies. An art historian and creative producer, Sarah …

Connected Everything II: Launch of Feasibility Studies Call

Connected Everything is the EPSRC funded network focussed on addressing the question “how do we support the future of manufacturing in the UK?”. In our first three years of funding, we supported the Manufacturing Made Smarter proposal development, including directly inputting into the definition of its key research challenges. We have now been awarded a …

Half Way to the Future – Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham 19 & 20 November

Have you registered to attend Halfway to the Future ? The symposium will explore the past, present and future of HCI and designed-based research and also mark the  20th anniversary of the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham. Symposium programme