Dr Adam Stokes is a specialist in soft robotics and spent some time speaking with Sky News about the future this technology. Soft robotics are changing the way that we interact with robots as they are created from pliable material which has strength, but won't cause damage.
ERPE alumna Dr Suzanne Costello, who studied for both her Physics undergraduate degree and her Engineering doctorate at Heriot-Watt, has been elected Chair of the UK chapter of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS); the first woman to hold the role.
Julia Faerber, a PhD student from Heriot-Watt's School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, has been selected to display a poster on her research work at the prestigious SET for Britain at the House of Commons.
Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh welcome the outstanding results of REF2014 for the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE). 94% of our overall research activity is world-leading or internationally excellent. This, combined with the number of academic staff involved, makes Edinburgh the UK powerhouse in Engineering.
Dr Mathini Sellathurai, from ERPE Signals, Sensors and Systems theme, has secured funding from EPSRC (£280,000) to develop signal processing techniques for large scale antenna systems using compact ESPAR antennas.
A team of astrophysicists, engineers and computer scientists are spearheading research on imaging techniques which will potentially not only unlock secrets from the far reaches of the universe, but also impact modern medicine.
Yoann Altmann, Research fellow working with Prof. Steve McLaughlin and Prof. Andrew Wallace at the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems (ISSS), has been awarded a “Prix de These Leopold Escande”, from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), France.
Industrialists, academics and students gathered in Edinburgh yesterday to launch a new Centre aimed at developing robots which can act independently and which they believe will revolutionise society in the next twenty years.
ERPE research into the ‘stickiness’ of hundreds of organic compounds could be the key to improving the detection of microscopic water bugs that cause millions of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.
A major international symposium at ERPE, Heriot-Watt University this week will be considering the future development of robots as they provide care for the elderly and infirm, conduct emergency rescue and security work in inhospitable environments, learn to work increasingly independently and react to human body language to become more effective human companions.
Di Wu, an ERPE PhD student has just won the coveted DSTL prize on their recent challenge competition on spectral deconvolution. Other researchers from the UDRC entered the competition back in October where the challenge was to identify a range of chemicals utilising signal processing expertise.
A new tool designed to make water births safer and easier and to benefit pregnant women and midwives has been designed by a team from Heriot-Watt, led by Professor Marc Desmulliez, the University of Edinburgh and Loughborough University.
The microwave and antenna engineering research cluster of MISEC, Institute of Sensors Signals and Systems in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, hosted the inaugural working group and management committee meeting of COST Action ic1301 WiPE: Wireless Power Transmission for Sustainable Electronics on 24 and 25 March at the Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus.
ERPE academic Harald Haas has been recognised by EPSRC as one of ten RISE Leaders for 2014. The campaign, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, was launched by the Science Minister, David Willetts in November 2013 to mark the 20th anniversary of EPSRC.
ERPE has developed a low temperature 5,120 pixel astronomical detector for a sub-millimetre camera operating at wavelengths of 450 and 850 microns. The SCUBA-2 camera, installed on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, scans the sky an unprecedented 200 times faster than its predecessor.
A new £10 million innovation hub, which will bring together Scottish universities, including Heriot-Watt, with industry partners has been launched in Glasgow by Fergus Ewing, MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.
The Research Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences has won the University Electronics Department of the Year at the NMI Electronic Systems Awards at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, London.
Two new postgraduate training centres, aimed at producing tomorrow's top engineers and scientists, will be led by Heriot-Watt University as part of a £350m initiative announced by Science Minister David Willetts.
The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering is a strategic alliance between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.
Working with academic and commercial partners we aim to deliver world leading research and expertise in engineering to the greatest commercial, social and economic impact and benefit through education and advancement in science and engineering.
Prompted by the release of the Control of Vibrations at Work Regulations 2005, our student start-up company Reactec developed an instrument for measuring and thus preventing hand arm vibration (HAV) syndrome. 288,000 UK construction workers were estimated to have contracted vibration white finger and 170,000 had claimed compensation by 2011!
Research in ERPE to measure customer reaction and attitude to communication interfaces in new consumer services has influenced service provision at Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds Group. The metric and the use methodology have been adopted in several service industry sectors - telephony, retail, travel and financial services.
ERPE research has accelerated the growth of spinout company SeeByte Ltd into the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, continually innovating products for the offshore energy and defence markets.
Founded from a 2011 conversation through the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering and Mathematics (ERPem), and the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA), EDU-RAS harnesses the potential of up to 50 world leading investigators from 16 cross disciplinary research groups and Institutes across the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences and The Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University and the Schools of Informatics and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
Our programme of research tackles both theoretical and fundamental communications problems as well as more practical issues of implementing and improving communications systems. Our work addresses a wide range of technologies including wireline, radio frequency and optical communications systems, as well as improving communications interfaces.
Our programme of research delivers world leading research in signal and image processing from fundamental theoretical and algorithmic work through to its translation to specific audio, video, radar/sonar, and medical imaging applications.