Learning to like robots

Sabine Hauert is Lecturer in Robotics at the University of Bristol, and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. She’s also the President and co-founder of Robohub.org.Sabine Hauert 150.jpg

Robots hold the potential to improve the way we work, live, and explore new frontiers. But their success will depend on our ability to dehype the technology so that we can have a meaningful discussion about how the benefits will be shared by all. Continue reading

What UK research is on show at AAAS’ 2017 annual meeting?

Sarah Nichols is Deputy Head of Communications at the ESRC. This week she will be heading to Boston, USA for the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, to help promote the very best of UK research. Here Sarah, who is representing Research Councils UK at the conference, writes about what AAAS 2017 is, and what representation the UK will have.

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AAAS – what’s it all about?

The AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society, with more than 120,000 members. Based in America, this international non-profit organisation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of absolutely everyone. Every year members of AAAS gather to discuss the most recent developments in science and technology at their annual meeting. Continue reading