Simon Edmonds reports on the latest success stories from Qioptiq, ICoNiChem and the University of Oxford. Plus, a reminder of the support available for projects involved with zero- and low-emission vehicles and technologies.
Aurrigo, a UK-based autonomous vehicles manufacturer, has been working with US firms to equip three of its ‘Pod Zeros’ with the latest AI technology. The driverless pods can seat up to four people, travel at 15 mph and cover up to 60 miles on one charge.
UK manufacturing continues to grow from strength to strength amid significant domestic, global and technological disruption. That growth has been reflected in much of the news our Editorial team have reported over the past 12 months.
In late September, Boeing and the National Science Foundation revealed a new $21m partnership to improve training in critical skill areas and increase knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Following last month's stand-out Hannover Messe, Microsoft rounds up the exciting innovations showcasing Industrial IoT, AI, cobotics, digital twins and mixed reality being leveraged by its customers and partners.
The Annual Manufacturing Report 2018, published by Hennik Research, says UK manufacturers are poised to take on the world, but are failing to pull the trigger on a bright future because of uncertainties surrounding the outcome of Brexit negotiations and the threatened shortage of skilled workers in the coming decade.