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#MaketheFuture comes to London

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 6 July 2016

Opening its doors to the public last Thursday, London’s Olympic Park hosted Shell’s Make the Future London festival, home this year to first ever Driver’s World Championship, an ultra-energy-efficient driving challenge.  More than 3000 students from schools and universities in 29 countries around the world took part in Shell’s Eco-marathon Europe over the course of the weekend, some scrambling to get their cars finished just hours before the starting flag fell.

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RoboCup 2016: Leipzig

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 29 June 2016

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Kicking off in the German city of Leipzig, tomorrow marks the start of the 2016 RoboCup challenge, the world’s most prominent and diverse competition for intelligent robots.  The world cup of robotics brings together a host of inter-disciplinary problems, from robotics and artificial intelligence, right the way through to electrical and mechanical engineering, as teams battle it out to take home the most prestigious prize in robotic football.

The ultimate vision of the RoboCup Federation is to see autonomous, humanoid robots successfully competing against their human counterparts in football matches by 2050.  In the last few years however, additional disciplines have been added alongside the football matches, driving research into the use of intelligent robots in rescue missions, around the house, and in industrial production.

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Blatchford Group take home UK’s top innovation prize for robotic prosthetic

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 24 June 2016

The UK’s leading prize for innovation in engineering was last night awarded to a team of engineers from Blatchford for the development of the world’s most advanced prosthetic limb.

The Basingstoke based company are world leaders in the field of rehabilitation, developing the first ever prosthetic limb to feature integrated robotic control of the knee and foot.  The smart Linx Limb system constantly monitors the wearer’s movements, adapting automatically to the terrain, allowing the wearer to move with freedom and confidence. 

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Last call for schools to visit Make the Future London!

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 24 June 2016

This free festival of ideas and innovation is hosted by Shell at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Showcasing bright ideas from around the world, highlights include:

Live science shows from the likes of The Science Museum and the Royal Institution

Hands-on activities, such as building an Internet of Things devise and cars powered by salt water

Virtual reality experiences to explore engineering in action

Great careers experiences, from quizzes to meeting a Formula One trackside analyst.

Schools are invited to visit with students in Year 6-9 students on Thursday June 30 and Friday July 1, 2016. Teachers can register their interest and read the full terms and conditions at shell.co.uk/mtfschools.

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QEPrize Nominations Launch Party 2016

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 14 June 2016

On 20th April 2016, QEPrize nominations were officially opened at a launch party at the iconic Design Museum in London. The event was attended by 250 engineers and QEPrize Ambassadors and featured an array of engineering demonstrations, including virtual reality experiences, 3D printing pens and football-playing robots.

To find out more about QEPrize nominations, visit qeprize.org/nominate.

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Robots: Faithful servants or existential threat?

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 6 June 2016

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Robotics and autonomous systems are generating an increasing number of benefits for our society. They are creating safer ways of tackling environmental disasters, improving efficiencies in agriculture and sparking innovation in how we deliver surgery and healthcare.

However, threats and risks exist. Hacking, cyber-attacks and security issues are challenging the protection of our personal data. It remains uncertain whether the roboticist, software engineer, retailer or user will be liable when things go wrong.

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Shell: Make the Future

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 30 May 2016

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2011 In this handout image provided by Shell via AP Images, cars are lined up on the track for a group photo during registration day for the Shell Eco-marathon energy efficiency challenge at Sepang Internation Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Teams from all over Asia arrived for test day while their cars were put through technical and safety checks to make ready for the ensuing challenge. (Abdul ghani khan/Shell via AP Images

From 30 June until 3 July 2016, Shell’s Make the Future festival will be opening its doors to visitors in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Free to the public, the event will feature a host of virtual reality experiences, hands on science experiments and interactive activities, exploring what the future of energy could look like.

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A lesson in Innovation Design Engineering

  • Posted by QEPrize Admin
  • 25 April 2016

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Guests at the QEPrize nominations launch with Litelok®, a new lightweight secure bike lock

Last week at a launch event to celebrate the opening of nominations for the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the QEPrize team showcased the latest in Innovation Design Engineering.  Innovating new technologies, human-centred designs, sustainable innovation and social enterprise, Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) is an MA and MSc programme, run jointly by the Royal College of Art and Imperial College’s Dyson School of Design Engineering.

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