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  • International Underwater Robotics

    Engineering students qualify for International Underwater Robotics Competition

    A group of engineering students from across the faculty have qualified for the finals of the International Underwater Robotics competition.

    Categorised under: Faculty news and Student news

  • UK Robotics Week

    To celebrate UK Robotics Week Sheffield Robotics and CATCH from the University of Sheffield are hosting open labs and talks on Monday 26th June.

    Categorised under: Public Engagement

  • Comment: Breaking and entering

    Professor John Clark reaction to the National Health Services’ recent WannaCry ramsomware ordeal. 

    One might believe that a cyber wake-up call should result in behaviours that improve security. What are the prospects for countering future malware?

    Categorised under: Research news and Comment and Discussion

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  • UK experts call for a review of ethical issues in robotics

     UK experts call for a review of ethical issues in robotics

    There is increasing public concern about the development of robotic and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and their potential impact on human well-being. Here, Sheffield academics comment on the outcome of a workshop and discussion involving leaders from the UK robotics and AI communities.

  • The cyber attack wake-up call

    The global ransomware attack that hit the NHS made headline news. Chris Bond talked to Computer Science expert about the growing threat posed by cyber hackers. 

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  • Europe’s largest and the UK’s first battery flywheel system will be connected to the Irish and UK grids to help respond to energy demand as part of a new project involving engineers from the University of Sheffield, Schwungrad Energie, Adaptive Balancing Power and Freqcon.

    The €4 million euro project, with €2.9 million coming from the EU’s Horizon2020 scheme, will develop an innovative flywheel battery hybrid energy storage system aimed at stabilising pressure on the existing grid infrastructure in Europe. 

    Categorised under: Research news

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  • How is corneal damage research advancing in India and globally?

    There is a much higher percentage of the population suffering from corneal damage in India than in many developed countries. This is due to a combination of factors such as accidents with cooking fuel at home, industrial accidents and infection often experienced by agricultural workers working in the fields where their eyes may be infected with bacteria and fungi. Sadly, many are not properly diagnosed or treated in time to prevent the development of scarring. 

    Categorised under: Research news and Women in Engineering

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  • When the biggest hacker on the block is your state

    Professor John Clark, Head of the Security of Advanced Systems Research Group, from the Department of Computer Science comments on the serious implications of cyber-security.  

    Categorised under: Comment and Discussion

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  • A 3D-printed rocket engine just launched a new era of space exploration

    The rocket that blasted into space from New Zealand on May 25 was special. Not only was it the first to launch from a private site, it was also the first to be powered by an engine made almost entirely using 3D printing. This might not make it the “first 3D-printed rocket in space” that some headlines described it as, but it does highlight how seriously this manufacturing technique is being taken by the space industry. 

    Categorised under: Research news and Comment and Discussion

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  • Arconic foundation logo

    Sheffield engineering students to benefit from £75K Arconic Foundation grant

    The University of Sheffield has received a $100,000 (>£75,000) grant from Arconic Foundation, the independent philanthropic arm of global advanced materials company Arconic Inc. as part of its Advanced Manufacturing Education Grant Program.

    Categorised under: Faculty news

  • Control of swarm synchronization

    Academics from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering have had a paper accepted by the Physical Review Applied Journal.

    The paper poses the question; how do robot swarms synchronise? 

    Categorised under: Research news

  • New AI supercomputer

    Computer Science aims to accelerate its deep learning research with AI supercomputer

    Computer Science at the University of Sheffield have announced it has invested in the NVIDIA® DGX-1™ AI supercomputer to accelerate research in deep learning.

    As part of the new Sheffield Advanced Research Computer cluster the new supercomputer plays an important part in the department’s plans to become a centre of expertise for deep learning in the UK.

    Categorised under: Research news and Faculty news

  • The Royal Society Machine Learning report

    Machine learning will transform the way we work and live over the next decade

    Professor Neil Lawrence from Computer Science has contributed to The Royal Society policy report on machine learning and its implications for the economy and society.

    The report was launched to investigate the potential of machine learning and highlight the opportunities and challenges it will create.

    Categorised under: Research news and Comment and Discussion

  • Professor John Clark - Chair in Computer and Information Security

    Computer Science aims to become a UK leader in computer information and security

    The appointment Professor John Clark as the newly established Chair in Computer and Information Security is an integral part of the departments plans to become a big player in the field.

    Sheffield is uniquely placed to make a major contribution to security research given our strength in robotics, autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing, all of which present significant security problems. 

    Categorised under: Research news

  • Two cooling towers

    Re-using carbon dioxide could provide a boost to the Scottish Economy says new study

    Re-using carbon dioxide could provide a boost to the Scottish Economy says new study.

    A new report published by the University of Sheffield outlines how the re-use of carbon dioxide (CO2) could help Scotland shift to a more sustainable and circular economy.

    Categorised under: Research news and Faculty news