This special issue of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems extends previous work in cognitive and developmental RAS, focusing on AI and Edge Computing for trustworthy RAS, by enhancing the abilities of RAS to address anomalies from cyber space and external environments. It focuses on self-diagnosis and interactions with humans on a mutual trust basis, improving the performance of RAS in the context of different application domains, such as extreme environments, social & health care and manufacturing, and exploring new applications enabled by the Internet of Robotic Things.
The IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Blockchain Group Launch took place on Monday 24th February 2020 at London Metropolitan University and was attended by 100 delegates ranging from Blockchain professionals to those new to the subject and wanting to understand more.
On Wednesday 19th February a training session for Stepping Stones staff took place in Stepping Stones Play & Learn Group premises. The training was given by personnel of the equipment manufacturer who spent more than 4 hours demonstrating how the system works, the App content, advanced features and best practices.
The UK & Ireland Section has been awarded an IEEE Milestone plaque to celebrate a major development in superconducting magnet technology. The dedication ceremony will be held at the Siemens Magnet Technology factory at Enysham, near Oxford, on May 1st 2020.
IEEE UK&I Section were honoured to have IEEE President, José M. F. Moura and IET President, Peter William Bonfield as speakers at the 2019 Christmas Lecture. Professor Moura spoke on “Data (Big), Computing (Fast), and Algorithms (Learning) – The New Opportunities for a Bright Future” and Dr Bonfield, “Perspectives on Engineering and Technology for the Future”.
On Tuesday 4th February a meeting with academics from Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Department and Psychology Department took place at University of Essex including a presentation by the project lead Eduardo Audiche which showed what SIGHT is, how it works and the most important details of the project “Inclusive multi-sensor platform for autistic kids that encourage social interaction” implemented at Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group premises in Colchester.
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