Today, as we arrive towards the end of the second year, following months of intense research and work from the product development and technical team, early MiRo has been reengineered into third generation MiRo!Read More
Read about Consequential Robotics point of view on the latest robotics news, updates and trends. Learn more about the future of social robots and the impact they have on the quality of life as people age. Our writers will share robotics research ideas and challenges to the robotics community.
In 2016, the IT community were excited to learn that by 2020, the UK would need another 1 million tech workers to fill the volume of IT job roles created as an outcome of the growing tech industry*. Despite the good news, technology companies have struggled to meet this ambitious demand. Read how MiRo can be used to change the future of IT.Read More
Since it’s launch in early 2017, universities and research labs across the UK and around the globe have been using MiRo for research. MiRo’s accessible architecture and biomimetic morphology make it an attractive platform for research in fields such as biomimetic robotics, human-robot interaction and robotics in general. Read on and view the full list of universities using MiRo today.Read More
Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Robotics and MiRo co-founder shares why the idea of a robot friend may not be seem so strange in the not too distant future.Read More
When CqR Co-founder Sebastian Conran learned about the grant available to small businesses, he wasted no time filling out the quick and easy online form with a chance of securing £5000 for CqR!Read More
June has been an absolutely manic month for MiRo and the CqR team! We enjoyed a host of events including one of the most exciting events in the technology calendar - London Tech Week! Read on to see how MiRo and the team interacted with new friends all over the UK.Read More
Are robots the future of the working environment? Where there’s a need, such as work too dangerous for humans, there’s a place for robots. We take a closer look at robots in extreme environments.Read More
If you've met MiRo, then you won't be surprised to know that MiRo loves people so it's not long before he's off to meet new friends from all walks of life! This time, we sent MiRo across the globe to Hong Kong for the Great Festival of Innovation. Read more to see snaps of MiRo in his element.Read More
He’s our regular MiRo chaperone, showcasing MiRo and his robotic companions all over the world whilst developing his research on the cultural perceptions and impacts of robots. Michael Szollosy tells us why you might be using MiRo sooner than you think!
Professor Tony Prescott co-authored the whitepaper on Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living for the UK RAS Network. Here, we highlight eight key ethical and societal issues identified in the whitepaper.Read More
BETT 2018 was a great show for the MiRo team as we connected with educators, partners, institutes and consultants to learn more about how MiRo can continue to support universities and schools all over the world.Read More
Hotly discussed by a panel of experts at the Science in Public Conference hosted at the University of Sheffield. Organiser Michael Szollosy, Research Fellow at Sheffield Robotics shares the key talking points that were raised for using AI to shape human societies.Read More
Globally, the proportion of people aged 60 or over was just 8% in 1950 but this is projected to rise to 20% by 2050. In many European countries, and in Asian economies including Korea, Japan, and China, the proportion of people age 60+ will be approaching 40% by 2050. As a global business and growth opportunity, assistive robots and services present significant possibilities.Read More
As technology companies and product designers begin to focus on developing robots for social care, they will also start to consider the research challenges. Professor Tony Prescott recently co-authored the whitepaper on Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living. Read more to learn about the twelve key research challenges identified in the whitepaper.Read More
Professor Tony Prescott explains why technology will be critical to us all as we age.Read More