Britain intends to rely on robotics technology to help build the future
In the global economic restructuring, industrial upgrading demand driven, some emerging technologies into focus. Britain will focus on robotics, is to integrate the resources, the commanding height of the future.
More than two years ago, the British government on the list of &ldquo, including robots and automatic control system, including &rdquo, the eight major technology areas, and key support. Driven by the government, robot technology has formed a scientific research institutions and enterprises benign interaction. But in personnel training, standards and regulations and other aspects, there are a lot to be solve problems.
The British government under the engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council recently established the “ the British robot and control system network ” organization, the scientific and technological aspects of the scientific and technological research core resources, and promote cooperation between institutions, scientific research institutions and enterprises to accelerate the forefront of technology and practical.
According to the organization, the British government has recently increased efforts to provide funding and policy support for small and medium enterprises through various forms of robotics research and development, to support the creation of scientific research center, personnel training center and the development facility.
Through long time accumulation, many colleges and universities in the United Kingdom have formed a certain advantage in the field of robotics. Only one of the Imperial College London, there are more than a number of robotics and technology related laboratories and research centers, covering sensors, artificial intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicles, automatic driving and so on, and British universities generally focus on technology and marketing and docking, with the results of the enterprise's cooperation.
For example, Imperial College London and the United Kingdom well-known household electrical appliance enterprises in the United Kingdom established a joint robot technology laboratory, the main development of three-dimensional machine vision and perception technology, so that a new generation of robots can see more clearly, faster response to more complex environment.
Related technology has helped the company to develop a highly intelligent household vacuum cleaner. On the other hand, this cooperation will also help researchers to better understand the market demand, adjust the direction of scientific research, forming a virtuous circle.
British inventor, Dai Sen company founder James & middot; Dyson told Xinhua News Agency reporters, said: & ldquo; British development of robot technology core advantage of tracing the source lies in the good university education system, here are many of the world's top university, researchers have an open and innovative way of thinking. ”
In the government to promote, including Sheffield University, University of Edinburgh, Leeds University, also began to integrate their resources to jointly set up a multidisciplinary robotics research center covers.
University of Sheffield robot technology center director Tony & middot; Prescott said, Britain in machining, electronics and computer science numerous engineering technology itself has a deep accumulation, for the development of robot technology laid the good foundation, the British in the man-machine make mutual and automatic control system. A related technical field at the forefront of the world.
Despite the obvious advantages, but the UK's robotics industry is still facing many challenges, including the shortage of human resources, capital and market acceptance, etc..
The British government under the advisory body “ robot and control system specialist group ” last year released the robot technology national strategy report pointed out that with the economic development, the United Kingdom in engineering and technical fields need to add 100000 relevant personnel each year, and the development of robot technology industry is higher.
The report also said, how to ensure that these talents in the universities and enterprises in the smooth flow, but also affect the development of the British robot technology industry.
Dyson said: “ we need to encourage more people to learn software, electronics and robotics engineering technology. This is a relatively new field of engineering discipline, in order to achieve technological breakthroughs, we need more creative talent. Now the competition for this kind of talent is very fierce, which means that some companies because of the lack of talent and can not accelerate their R & D projects. ”
He also said that if the students are willing to learn this kind of engineering technology to provide more help to relieve their tuition fees, will ease the shortage of personnel in a certain extent.
Prescott also pointed out that the relevant field of talent gap is relatively large, British universities have been adjusted for this issue, but also need to introduce new measures to encourage the relevant personnel training in all levels of education system. At the same time, the British public need to start more dialogue, to explore the potential impact of robotics to social life in all aspects.
Dyson, whether from the enterprise, or from the academic community, Prescott, are considered to be another major challenge in robotics testing and seek cooperation in the market, the relevant laws and regulations and facilities need more policy and public support.