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Agri-food robotics takes centre stage at virtual conference

23 Apr 2020

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training: AgriFoRwArdS hosted its first ever Conference in Agri-Food Robotics, featuring presentations from academics and industry leaders. 

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Open-source ventilator designed by Cambridge team for use in low- and middle-income countries

21 Apr 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Cambridge University team has designed an open-source ventilator in partnership with local clinicians, engineers and manufacturers across Africa.

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Progress using COVID-19 patient data to train machine learning models for healthcare

20 Apr 2020

Following the call for governments to use machine learning and AI techniques to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Mihaela van der Schaar gives an update on a proof of concept

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COVID-19: International manufacturing policy responses

17 Apr 2020

A preliminary review of international policy responses aimed at mitigating the potential impacts of COVID-19 on manufacturing has been published.

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Shopping trolleys by Gabrielle Ribeiro on Unsplash

What does lockdown mean for the future of our food supply?

15 Apr 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the news for several weeks, many of us would have anticipated the inevitable lockdown announcement made by the UK Prime Minister on the 23rd March.

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Funding secured for research into bespoke 3D printed support braces

14 Apr 2020

Dr Sebastian Pattinson, leader of the Department’s Complex Additive Materials Group, has been awarded grant funding to develop bespoke 3D printed support braces.

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Cambridge engineers use industrial modelling techniques to help Addenbrooke’s manage COVID-19 care

08 Apr 2020

Modelling tools originally designed to improve the efficiency of factories are being used by Cambridge engineers to help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage the COVID-19 emergency.

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Cambridge engineers scoop innovation accolade in Jaguar Land Rover Awards

07 Apr 2020

Predictive touch technology developed by Cambridge engineers in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover has won an innovation prize.

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University uses spin-out company’s innovation to co-ordinate donations of equipment in fight against COVID-19

01 Apr 2020

A logistics centre has been set up by Cambridge University to process donations of personal protective equipment and make it available to NHS medics battling the COVID-19 outbreak.

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PhD student’s academic and extra-curricular achievements honoured with award

25 Mar 2020

PhD student Shirley (Xiaoqi) Liu has won a British Education Award in recognition of her achievements during her Cambridge Master of Engineering degree (MEng).

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