2017 is our Year of Robotics showcase

A year-long programme of events celebrates and demonstrates our pioneering research at the forefront of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and human-robot interaction, which the UK Government stated last year, 'hold the potential to fundamentally reshape the way we live and work.' 

Heriot-Watt's strong research base in this critical area, with significant commercial interest and research funding, means we are uniquely placed to guide and shape policy and society on advances and potential, opportunities and ethics.

Across all campuses, at the European Robotics Forum 2017 and in the Edinburgh International Science Festival, we will be:

  • showcasing our expertise, research, innovation and enterprise 
  • profiling our interdisciplinary and inventive approach
  • igniting interest and educating
  • inspiring new generations of students, academics, engineers and designers
  • encouraging research and enterprise collaborations.

Follow @HWU_Robotics and @HeriotWattUni with #YoR2017 to keep up to date with our events and robo-activity across the university and beyond with our public engagement team.

European Robotics Forum 2017

Heriot-Watt and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a joint project with the University of Edinburgh, were proud to be co-host the European Robotics Forum at the EICC 22-24 March 2017. The 830 delegates at this major European conference included researchers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, public and private sector investors and government.

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Year of Robotics sponsors

We are grateful to our Partners, Baker Hughes and Total for their sponsorship of the Year of Robotics. In addition, we are also pleased to receive support from the Royal Scottish Society of the Arts, Technology and Science.