Nine Cambridge researchers among this year’s Royal Society medal and award winners

A leading pioneer in the field of protein engineering, Sir Alan Fersht FMedSci FRS, has been named as the 2020 winner of the world’s oldest scientific prize,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  engineering  awards

AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus ai sensors technology automotive

Two new initiatives to boost economic value from university research

Research England has awarded two grants, totalling £1.5 million, to support programmes working to increase the economic value and social impacts from

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: engineering innovation business commercialisation technology-transfer

Study shows how our brains remain active during familiar, repetitive tasks

New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  engineering  animal-research  brain  neuroscience  algorithm

AI reduces ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people by as much as half

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to reduce the ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people with motor disabilities who rely on computers to converse

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering speech ai communication speech-technology

Improved MRI scans could aid in development of arthritis treatments

An algorithm that analyses MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for arthritis.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering imaging osteoarthritis ageing magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri

A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes

A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the ‘chef’s’ culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  robot  robotics  engineering  artificial-intelligence  food

The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020

Nine Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering

Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team at the University of Cambridge has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local clinicians, engineers and manufacturers across Africa that is focused to address the specific needs for treating COVID-19 patients and is a fully functioning system for use after the pandemic.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  engineering  africa  covid-19  coronavirus  global-health  manufacturing

Cambridge engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s manage COVID-19 care

Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage the COVID-19 emergency.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: engineering covid-19 coronavirus

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