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Institute of Food Science Technology online event

Dr Nik Watson, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham received an invitation from the Institute of Food Science Technology to participate in a Food Risk Management System Webinar on Artificial Intelligence. Listen to Nik’s presentation (31:11) ‘Will sensors and AI revolutionise food and drink manufacturing?’ here.  

Connected Everything Network and Smart Products Beacon summer school video

To celebrate the success of our Summer School, co-hosted with the Connected Everything Network, we have produced a video capturing highlights of the three-day event. The Summer School brought together a diverse group of talented postgraduate students to learn about the challenges innovators face when integrating collaborative robotics into a variety of settings. Delegates were …

Live Cinema III – The ReOpening

As we celebrate the reopening of independent cinemas in September, it seems like a good moment to take stock. Research and development innovations in screen spectatorship haven’t stopped during this period; they’ve shifted in focus and techniques. The creative sector is by nature imaginative and by necessity adaptable. But this is taken for granted, with …

Seminar

As part of an online summer seminar series, the AI3SD Network+ is running a joint seminar with the Internet of Food Things Network+. Dr Nicholas Watson from the University of Nottingham will be presenting “Smart Cleaning & COVID-19” on Wednesday 26th August 2.00pm – 3.30pm. Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) such as robotics, AI and IoT …

Smart Products Beacon students update – 3

Jose Berumen Salazar has been working on the I-CUBE project conducting a video-analysis of a Wizard of Oz laundry experiment. It was a task in which participants interacted with an actor, who pretended to be a robot, to sort clothes in different baskets. People interacted with “the robot” through voice commands, gestures, and body positions. …

Smart Products Beacon Students – update (2)

Edwina Abam has been continuing to work on her PhD, on novel deep learning techniques for credit risk assessment. Collaborating with Capital One, she has been working on a pilot project to prepare the groundwork for future experiments in her PhD. The focus of the pilot project is to develop a deep learning model to …

Smart Products Beacon students – update (1)

Rebecca Gibson has been working within the Hybrid Gift project to explore how hybridity in products can develop new gifting experiences. Her research has involved collaborating with (a large company) and working with other PhD students on the development of new hybrid gifts, which has involved meeting with stakeholders, planning and running a study to …

Connected Everything & Smart Products Beacon Online Summer School – review

Connected Everything and the Smart Products Beacon at the University of Nottingham joined forces to organise an online, three-day Summer School. It focused on the use of collaborative robots (COBOTs) in a post-COVID-19 world in the specific settings of Agri-robotics and those in home and healthcare settings. Chaired by Professor Steve Benford and Dr Nicholas …

The Future of Factory Cleaning Framework

Responsible cleaning data collection and use framework Ensuring a hygienic production environment is one of the biggest challenges facing food and drink manufacturers, as the industry responds to a growing demand for closer monitoring of cleaning standards and challenges from elevated allergen management, against the constant backdrop of cost pressures. ‘Industry 4.0’—the next industrial revolution—promises …

Nottingham experts join drive to develop Trustworthy Autonomous Systems

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Nottingham will be part of a Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub that will spearhead work to ensure that autonomous systems such as driverless cars and robots are trustworthy by default and can ultimately benefit society and industry. Autonomous systems are technologies that gain information about their environment, …