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    

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 …

Food Design for the Future (FD2)

Food Design 2 is one of our initial demonstrator projects and has been addressing food in the digital era by exploring the use of digital technologies to enhance the food consumption experience. Work to date has included the development a deck of food ideation cards, which combine different sensory properties of food, consumption contexts and …

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 …

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 …