Residents of a care home in Bristol have been testing out the latest driverless car technology.
The Pod Zero vehicles are part of the £5.5m FLOURISH project that came to an end last month after three years. The residents of the St Monica Trust could try them out to travel around the grounds of the home in Westbury-on-Trym.
“Throughout the last three years, the FLOURISH team has been committed to exploring how innovative new technologies can be used to keep our cities moving and people connected,” said Tracey Poole, FLOURISH Project Manager and Transport Planning specialist at Atkins.
Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the University of Bristol have recently developed a new soft robotic skin-like sensor that is based on fluidic transmission. This sensor, presented at the second IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), could have interesting applications in a variety of fields, ranging from robotics to virtual reality (VR).
This year has seen a record number of nominations for the SPARKies tech and digital awards 2019, and they’ve been some of the highest quality ever seen.
Across 16 award categories, 18 Judges have spent 2 weeks carefully deliberating over some of the most creative and innovative projects, companies, experiences and designs – as well as some of the most dedicated people in the region – all deserving of recognition for the work they’ve done to support and grow the South West tech cluster.
Innovation and commercial success are key for the top 50 commercial and industrial robotics companies in the world.
Robotics Business Review is proud to announce the RBR50 2019, our annual list of the top 50 robotics companies as determined by our judging team, which this year included assistance from top research firm IDC.