Senior representatives from international robotic technology company, Fourier Intelligence, were welcomed at the National Robotarium on Tuesday 12 July to co-sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the new facility.
Fourier Global HQ CEO, Zen Koh, met with CEO of the National Robotarium, Stewart Miller, and colleagues, for a tour of the multimillion-pound, purpose-built facility, based at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh campus. The facility will be the UK's largest and most advanced applied research facility for robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) when it opens later this year.
The visit follows the generous in-kind contribution by Fourier of sophisticated robotic equipment that can be used to support upper and lower limb training and exercises. Scientists from Heriot-Watt and the University of Edinburgh will use the technology to underpin research and improve understanding of the use of robotics and AI for assisted living, movement, and patient rehabilitation.
Stewart Miller, said: “The National Robotarium will be the UK's leading centre for robotics and artificial intelligence, developing solutions to global challenges.
“Signing the MOU with Fourier Intelligence was both an honour and an opportunity to highlight our commitment to work with companies on the cutting-edge of science and technology, and achieve our shared goals of advancing robotics on a global stage.”
Zen Koh said: “We are pleased to enter into this agreement with the National Robotarium and I am looking forward to further developing our technology for use by their robotics experts and clinicians to making our technology localised.
“Fourier Intelligence are at the forefront of developing and redefining interconnectable, intelligent robotics technology and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together through this new relationship.”