This event took place on 30 June 2021.

How are robots revolutionising the way we harvest our food? What is the link between social media and floods and why does high performance computing need to be energy efficient?

Members of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics explored the latest research carried out at the University of Plymouth in robotics, physics and data science and how these sectors play a role in the economy.

Miranda Addey, South West Regional Manager of the Institute of Physics, shared her perspective on the importance of physics to the economy.

Attendees were able to learn more about innovative science in these fields, including potential collaborative opportunities.

The event featured researchers working on projects via the ERDF-funded Agri-Tech and the Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab.

Who was this event for?

This event was of most interest to those who research, study or work in sectors related to physics, data science, robotics, technology, innovation, software development, energy consumption in technology. It was also suitable for general public with an amateur interest in the sciences.

Programme

18:45 | The foundation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Robotics, physics and data science by Dr Craig McNeile, Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

19:00 | Keynote: The importance of physics to the economy by Miranda Addey, South West Regional Manager, Institute of Physics

19:20 | Social media integration of flood data by Dr Lauren Ansell, Research Fellow in Data Science and Statistics

19:40 | Building and controlling soft robots for agricultural harvesting by Dr Ian Howard, Associate Professor in Computational Neuroscience

20:10 | Break

20:20 | The importance of energy efficiency to high performance computing by Dr Vasilios Kelefouras, Lecturer in Computer Science

20:35 | Theoretical particle physics by Dr Craig McNeile, Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

21:00 | Event conclusion