The manufacturing industry is currently one of the most automated sectors. As Industry 4.0 kicks off, a new wave of automation is set to begin. In this talk, Mike will be sharing how advances in robotics and industrial 4.0 technologies affect UK’s future on automation and manufacturing. Current challenges in the automation industry, and some advices to students and early researchers working on robotics.
Date/ Time: 7th Nov 2018 @ 19:30
Location: Lecture Theatre 23, Balliol College
RSVP at: Eventbrite
Dr Drexler is often referred to as the 'Founding Father of Nanotechnology'. He introduced the concept in his 1981 paper which established fundamental principles of molecular engineering and outlined development paths to advanced nanotechnologies. His PhD thesis at MIT has been the basis for the book Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing and Computation. He served as Chief Technical Consultant to the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems; and as Chief Technical Advisor to Nanorex, a company developing open-source design software for structure DNA nanotechnologies. He is currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute and Oxford Martin School.
Sir Bhadeshia is the Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, and leads the Phase Transformations & Complex Properties group. He has made major contribution to the field of phase transformations, both the theory and computational modelling. His work has helped in the large-scale manufacture of rail steels, and he has also developed the world’s first bulk nanostructured steel which was used to create the strongest armour to date. He led a joint effort with the National Physical Laboratory to build the Materials Algorithms Project (MAP) which serves as a centre for the "validation" and distribution of algorithms of use in the modelling of materials.
With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Dr Ben Redwood is currently the VP of business development in 3D Hubs. He is responsible for managing the Sales and Supply chains teams and also works to identify opportunities where the 3D Hub’s distributed manufacturing network can be used to disrupt the traditional way of doing things! Ben has a background in design and manufacturing, with extensive experience working in a range of manufacturing environments. He is also the author of the best selling book on 3D Printing - ‘The 3D Printing Handbook’.
Professor Dobson was the Founder and Director of Oxford Begbroke Science Park which accommodates new laboratories for University research groups as well as start-ups. He was the Strategic Advisor on Nanotechnology to the Research Councils and sits on several EPSRC panels and committees. Currently he is a Principal Fellow at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. His research interests cover most aspects of nanotechnology, and embrace biotechnology, environmental technology, energy, and materials science, especially in application to medicine. His research led to the creation of three spin-out companies:Oxonica, Oxford Biosensors and Oxford NanoSystems.
Stuart is the Business Development Manager at Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing division, and was the head of EOS UK from 2002 to 2016. He has been an avid supporter of the Oxford 3D Printing Society since its inception.
Professor Shu is the Hay Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Strathclyde. He received his PhD in nanotechnology from Cambridge University, and worked on developing micro- and nano-sensor devices. He is appointed by the Edinburgh Research Partnership (ERP) Joint Research Institute of Integrated Systems (JRI -IIS), and was selected as one of the founding members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland. His recent research focuses on the field of bio-3D printing.
A renowned dental surgeon, Andrew has been working with 3D printing for over 15 years. His recent work including 3D printed facial implant for Eric Moger, who lost half of his face to cancer, is featured on Channel 4 Embarrassing Bodies. He is also the founder of Digits2Widgets, a London-based professional 3D Printing workshop, and Cavendish Imaging, a medical imaging and modelling service.
Mark is the head of Jaguar Land Rover Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Department, which provides the JLR Product Development organisation with prototype component, model & tool manufacturing service. He has 30 years of experience in automotive manufacturing engineering including 15 years in rapid prototyping and tooling.
Marc is the Director of Global Solutions Centres at Renishaw, which aims to establish a global network of metal AM solutions centres enabling companies to gain hands-on experience with the technology. He also played a key role in developing Renishaw’s award-winning RAMTIC automated machining platform, and has delivered turnkey metrology solutions to the aerospace industry.
Professor Dalgarno is the Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Newcastle University. He has researched in areas from additive manufacture to polymer engineering; and with an increasing emphasis on applications in biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine. His current research focuses on biofabrication and innovative manufacturing of medical devices, particularly tissue engineering scaffolds for application in regenerative medicine.
Dr Prisacariu is a senior research fellow with the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University, who co-leads the Active Vision Group. His current research involves 3D tracking and pose recovery, object reconstruction as well as 3D priors.
Andrew is one of the UK’s leading free and open source software lawyers. He is a Fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe and the Open Forum Academy, and visiting lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. He acts for some of the world’s leading free and open source software companies and projects, including Canonical (Ubuntu) and CentOS. He also handles complex cloud computing and project agreements. Recently, he has become involved in the fields of open data and open hardware and is on the core drafting team of the CERN Open Hardware licence.
Daniel is the Alexander Tamas Research Fellow on Machine Superintelligence at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford University) and Oxford Martin School. His research centres on high-impact, understudied features of the long-term future of artificial intelligence. He was previously at Google Seattle, and did research at Intel Labs Pittsburgh during his undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University.