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Cobot developed to maintain Ocado warehouses

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid collaborative robot (cobot) that will eventually assist maintenance workers in its three highly automated UK warehouses.



Research into self-regenerative materials

A consortium of seven universities, has received a grant of £2.7m to undertake ground-breaking research into manufacturing materials which have the ability to self-heal or regenerate.



Inclusivity for UK manufacturing

Manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, is launching an Inclusivity campaign, backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, ...





Fully autonomous helicopter

Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully carried out multiple test flights of an autonomous helicopter system developed under the US Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility ...



Keeping the Polar Express running

Since the dawn of steam, Santa has relied on the Polar Express for essential logistics around his festive distribution centre at the North Pole. It performs a vital role moving presents, wrapping ...












3D printed ‘living tattoo’

MIT engineers have devised a 3D printing technique that uses ink made from genetically programmed living cells that are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli. When mixed with ...


Low cost way to see through any wall

Researchers at Duke University have devised a way to see through walls using a narrow band of microwave frequencies without any advance knowledge of what the walls are made form. Besides having ...


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Better than a hologram

In the original Star Wars film, R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia in distress. ...


Ocado’s cobots

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid ...