A robotic revolution in healthcare - BBC News

A robotic revolution in healthcare - BBC News

A healthcare revolution is being predicted after the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics received new funding.

Share this with Email Facebook Messenger Messenger Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp LinkedIn Copy this link These are external links and will open in a new window A healthcare revolution is being predicted after the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR) received new funding. Researchers there are using artificial intelligence to create robots that will learn from their environment, each other - and us. The ECR is a joint initiative between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. Its new Robotarium will open later this year thanks to £8m of support from the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Now the EPSRC is giving almost £1m more to develop four new robots that will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform healthcare and emergency response. It comes as the centre prepares to host the European Robotics Forum later this week. Prof Oliver Lemon of Heriot-Watt's computer science department says they are experiencing a great leap forward. "There have been some really big advances recently in AI, in particular in computer vision and in human language processing," he says... Read more (4 min reading time!)

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