Cambridge researchers and Jaguar Land Rover develop immersive 3D head-up display for in-car use

Researchers from the University of Cambridge are working with Jaguar Land Rover to develop next-generation head-up display technology that could beam real-time safety information in front of the driver, and allow passengers to stream 3D movies directly from their seats as part of a shared, autonomous future.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 20, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: innovation car displays augmented-reality engineering

Machine learning to help develop self-healing robots that ‘feel pain’

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will use self-healing materials and machine learning to develop soft robotics as part of a new collaborative project.

Cambridge University News | Aug. 7, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: robot automation advanced-materials machine-learning artificial-intelligence engineering

‘The Next Leap Forward’ – four quantum technologies hubs to lead UK’s research drive

Technologies that will allow fire crews to see through smoke and dust, computers to solve previously unsolvable computational problems, construction projects to image unmapped voids like old mine workings, and cameras that will let vehicles ‘see’ around corners are just some of the developments already taking place in the UK.

Cambridge University News | July 12, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: quantum computing science-technology engineering

Robot uses machine learning to harvest lettuce

A vegetable-picking robot that uses machine learning to identify and harvest a commonplace, but challenging, agricultural crop has been developed by engineers.

Cambridge University News | July 8, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: robotics robots artificial-intelligence agriculture east-of-england engineering

Graphene goes to space

Partners in the European Commission’s Graphene Flagship, including the University of Cambridge, launched a rocket this week to test graphene – a two-dimensional form of carbon – for potential applications in space.

Cambridge University News | June 25, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: graphene space advanced-materials spotlight-on-advanced-materials engineering

Value of manufacturing to UK economy significantly underestimated, report claims

The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, presenting significant issues for policymakers, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | June 12, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: manufacturing brexit industry business engineering

Study identifies our ‘inner pickpocket’

Researchers have identified how the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object using purely statistical information: a result which suggests there is an ‘inner pickpocket’ in all of us.

Cambridge University News | May 21, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: brain neuroscience spotlight-on-neuroscience engineering

Washable, wearable battery-like devices could be woven directly into clothes

Washable, wearable ‘batteries’: based on cheap, safe and environmentally-friendly inks and woven directly into fabrics, have been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | May 16, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: graphene advanced-materials spotlight-on-advanced-materials flexible-electronics electronics engineering

AI: Life in the age of intelligent machines

In a new film, leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence – and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.

Cambridge University News | Feb. 22, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: artificial-intelligence-ai spotlight-on-artificial-intelligence machine-learning spotlight-on-work labour robotics engineering

Cambridge receives new funding to support PhD students in science and engineering

The University of Cambridge has received new government and industrial funding to support at least 350 PhD students over the next eight years, via the creation of new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). 

Cambridge University News | Feb. 4, 2019 | cambridge
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Tags: chemistry physics engineering phd centre-for-doctoral-training-cdt

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