Internet of Food Things Network Plus – online event

The Internet of Food Things Network Plus is holding an online event on 1st November entitled “Data, science and policy for a healthy food system” on Monday 1st November. This strategic workshop will address the interplay of data-driven science and innovation in the food system, food safety and food-related health – how can the kinds of …

The Cobot Maker Space – launch

The Cobot Maker Space is a vibrant maker space at the University of Nottingham, exploring the future of collaborative robots. Developed with a combination of Smart Products Beacon and strategic EPSRC funding, the facility will be integral to delivering the research programmes of its Partners – the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trustworthy …

MCDDM seminars

The Midlands Centre for Data-Driven Metrology has announced the date of its first seminar. Big Data has had a significant impact on productivity, economic growth and business resilience in every industry, including manufacturing. A recurring issue in the context of Industry 4.0 is the intelligent and strategic use of Big Data. For example, in the …

Industry 4.0 reduces beer going down the drain at craft brewery

In the fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, digital will be the key enabler for manufacturing industries. Dr Nik Watson, Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham talks to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers about his research within food and drink manufacturing focused on using non-invasive senor technology in combination with machine learning and cloud …

Food Factories: How they work

Tune in for Food Factories: How they Work on Monday 21st December at 8pm and watch University of Nottingham Assistant Professors Nicholas Watson and Seamus Higgins explain sensor and new tech in food/drink manufacturing to Gregg Wallace on Smithsonian channel    

Midlands Centre for Data Driven Metrology

Virtual Seminar December 16, 2020; 15:00 (UK) Optical Metrology and Advanced Manufacturing A happy marriage or a clash of cultures? Peter de Groot Abstract: Optical instruments have long played a role in manufacturing, and strong arguments favor accelerated adoption of fast, non-contact measurements of surfaces, shapes and positions as an enabler for industry 4.0. High-precision …

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Wizards of Oz

The Wizard of Oz experiment (WOz) is a research approach in which an intelligent system is presented to users, typically as part of a research study. Unbeknownst to the user, the presented intelligence is a mirage, with the gubbins of the supposedly intelligent system run by a human operator pulling metaphorical levers. In other words, the intelligence …

The Future Machine update

Creating Rituals For When The Future Comes A performance of the Future Machine in London took place with musicians Alex Dayo, David Kemp, Miles Ncube, Indira Lemouchi, Furtherfield Commons, the weather and the Future Machine. Bringing music, art, nature, climate and weather together in these difficult and uncertain times, to celebrate the Autumn and think about …

DigiTOP Digital Manufacturing Webinar Series

The DigiTOP team are presenting a Digital Manufacturing Webinar Series; shedding light on digital technologies, human factors and productivity. Webinars will be delivered by academics from the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and Cranfield University and cover topics ranging from ‘human-robot  collaboration’ to ‘the creative and structured elements of rich pictures’.  

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.