Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?
Virtual Reality – or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge. The Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol are sponsoring a special track at this year's VR World Congress [Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 April 2017] to encourage debate into what this may mean for everyone.
Black cab trade needs overhaul to compete with Uber, say researchers
London's traditional black cab industry needs regulatory reform to respond to the emergence of Uber, a university study suggests.
Virtual simulation will test new transport services
As part of the Mobility on Demand Laboratory Environment (MODLE) project, Transport Systems Catapult, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Esoterix Systems are developing a micro-simulation platform. The MODLE Simulation Platform gives new, dynamic insight into where people are moving to, from, how and why in much greater detail than previous transport modelling systems.
Does AI pose a threat to society? Full house for British Academy Debate
Wednesday 1 March, 18.30-20.00, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre
Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at UWE Bristol will call for greater regulation of AI and awareness of safety and ethical concerns at a free event debating the hot topic of whether robots will ever take over from humans.
Lego at the ready as UWE Bristol prepares to host national robotics contest final
Aspiring young roboticists and engineers will gather at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to compete in the national finals of a Lego-based robotics contest.
UWE Bristol sees strong uplift in the proportion of 'First in Family' students
In a boost to social mobility, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has seen an increase in the proportion of students who come from families with no previous experience of higher education in the last 4 years. Data published today from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows the proportion of students from low participating neighbourhoods entering the University has increased from 11.5% to 14.6%. This exceeds the current 11.3% university average and the 12.3% funding council benchmark.
Student volunteers spread Christmas cheer through technology
Staff and students at Luckwell Primary School in Bedminster have been inspired by technology through a student led project at UWE Bristol.
'Pee Power' showcased as part of the 80th anniversary series of the Royal Institution' Christmas Lectures
The research team behind 'Pee Power' based at Bristol BioEnergy Centre, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), showcased their pioneering technology at the Royal | Institution's 2016 CHRISTMAS LECTURES filmed in their world-famous lecture theatre and due for broadcast on 26 December 2016.
International design firm taps into UWE tech expertise to develop digital prototypes
A leading design company with a growing international reputation is to work with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to evolve its digital services.
UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Airbus' Tom Williams CBE
Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Tom Williams CBE, has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his contribution to operations, manufacturing and business.
Pertinax Pharma moves to Future Space at UWE Bristol
Pertinax Pharma is the latest company to take up office and laboratory spaces at the state of the art Future Space based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). The company is a spin out from the University of Bristol and a team of research scientists and commercial management will occupy a laboratory and two office units.
Call for government investment to strengthen advanced engineering and digital innovation in SW England and SE Wales
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has formed part of an important consortium of major businesses, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and higher education institutions that has found that the South West England and South East Wales region can lead the UK and compete with the world in the areas of advanced engineering and digital innovation, and has called for targeted government investment to drive innovation in these areas.
Shadow Robot Company opens office at Future Space at UWE Bristol
Bristol's newest workspace for the tech/science community welcomes esteemed robotics company.
One of the UK's longest-running robotics companies, Shadow Robot, has opened a new office in Bristol's Future Space which is based at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), adjacent to the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL).
Exclusive view of the Living Brick
Members of the press are invited to an exclusive preview of a prototype 'Living Brick' which could transform the way we live and work.
The blocks, which contain a microbial fuel cell filled with natural -potentially programmable- microorganisms, which will act as a digestive system for buildings, are being designed as part of the €3.2m LIAR (Living Architecture) project.
Graduate raises £80k to launch world's first magnetically-controlled pencil
An award-winning graduate from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has set his sights on a career as a top-selling designer after inventing the world's first magnetically-controlled pencil.