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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.

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What's New: MiRo-E, evolved for schools and STEM education

Consequential Robotics

MiRo the fully programmable autonomous robot is used by universities all over the world. Following months of research, third generation MiRo has been reengineered for education and will be available to schools to accelerate STEM learning.

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UK-Netherlands Innovation Showcase

Consequential Robotics

Last week, MiRo and the Consequential Robotics team had the great privilege of attending the UK-Netherlands Innovation Showcase which took place at the opulent Mansion House in London.

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Introducing third generation MiRo: MiRo-E, evolved for education

Consequential Robotics

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!

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Meet the Universities using MiRo

Consequential Robotics

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.

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8 Ethical and societal issues relevant to the future use of robots in social care

Consequential Robotics

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.

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Can the UK be world leaders in social care technology?

Tony Prescott

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. 

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12 Key Research Challenges for the Future Use of Robots in Social Care

Tony Prescott

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.

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