How can autonomous systems and robotics be used in your business? A one-day Workshop at the University of Lincoln

We invite stakeholders from industry, development, and research from across the automation and robotics sector to join of this one day event. This event is part of an initiative of the East Midlands Enterprise Universities to join forces with regional industries to work together exploiting the opportunities and addressing the challenges of recent advances on robotics, automation, and specifically “collaborative robots” – robots working closely with and alongside humans. Read more about our joint Mission Statement of the Initiative (supported by the UK-RAS network). We believe this event is of particular interest for small and medium sized manufacturing (eg., food, textiles) and logistics business based in the East Midlands.

About this event

How can autonomous systems and robotics be used in your business?

Join leading researchers from the East Midlands Enterprise Universities (EMEU, Universities of Lincoln, Nottingham Trent University, and de Montfort University) for a FREE two-part event taking place on Tuesday 11th October 2022.

Draft Schedule

Part 1

9.30 am – 12.00 noon

Hear about the future and potential uses of autonomous devices and robotics. contributors include –

  • Prof Philip Breedon, Professor of Smart technologies, Nottingham Trent University),
  • Prof Marc Hanheide, Professor of Intelligent Robotics & Interactive Systems, University of Lincoln
  • Prof Tracy Harwood, Professor of Digital Culture, De Montfort University
  • Prof Karen Savage, Professor of Creative & Collaborative Arts, University of Lincoln

The event will also include an exhibition and a tour of the University of Lincoln’s state of the art Robotics labs which are part of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems, including demonstrations and presentations of robots used in agriculture, manufacturing and logistics.

Part 2:

1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Participate in a workshop to discuss key issues and concerns in the adoption of autonomous devices within your business. Themes to be discussed in small working groups include digital twins, training support, integration, operations, and supply chain.

The event will be of particular interest for small and medium sized manufacturing (eg., food, textiles) and logistics business based in the Midlands region of the UK. You may already be thinking about how autonomous devices can support your business operations but have not yet taken the first step, or you may already be working with robots and are looking at how to better integrate them into your operations.

Venue

In person only, University of Lincoln, Isaac Newton, Engineering Building

Book your place via Eventbrite now.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the local organising committee: Marc Hanheide and Karen Savage