Two Scottish universities have been given more than £6m of UK government funding for research into robotics and autonomous systems. Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh will use the cash to develop a joint research centre in the capital. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23332184 The centre will explore the potential of robots and autonomous systems across a broad range of sectors including defence.
“There are wider societal gains too. Autonomous robots could be deployed in to elderly people’s homes to assist users in their everyday tasks, for example.”
“This new centre builds upon Edinburgh’s reputation as an international hub for robotics research and prepares us for new challenges where humans and robotic systems must work together.”
“This capital investment will help scientists make new discoveries and take their research through to commercial success.”