Innovation

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August 3, 2017

Why jet repair bots are a Rolls Royce solution

Repairing jet engines means keeping planes on the ground; but it also means despatching engineers to the far side of the world at short notice. Rolls Royce believes that robots...

July 20, 2017

2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots

Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart...

July 20, 2017

2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots

Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart...

July 3, 2017

Coding ethics into technology

Computer Ethics Professor Simon Rogerson explains why ethical considerations are vital at the design stage as society becomes more and more reliant on technology.

June 28, 2017

Global innovation report: How the UK must change its tune

The UK is a creative nation. But unless the government acts, it is set to fall out of the world innovation top 10. Chris Middleton explains why, and what needs...

June 26, 2017

Tech innovation is disrupting the news itself, says Reuters

The Reuters Digital News Report 2017 busts some myths and maps a fast-changing digital media landscape. The conclusion: algorithms now hold all the power, not journalists.

Design

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World’s first 3D-printed consumer wheelchair

Layer are a strategic industrial design agency, who set up a research division (LayerLAB) in 2016, to investigate new applications for emerging technologies and materials with the potential to meaningfully...

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