Department of Engineering

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Field tests of 'Vegebot' the automated Lettuce Harvesting Robot developed by the Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab

World’s first Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics

04 Feb 2019

A new advanced training centre in agri-food robotics will create the largest ever cohort of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) specialists for the global food and farming sectors.

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50 years of outstanding achievement, helping to transform the world of turbomachinery

31 Jan 2019

The Whittle Laboratory was opened 50 years ago, and has become internationally recognised as the centre of excellence in aeroengine and turbomachinery research, design tools and education.

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Engineering at work: an internship experience

28 Jan 2019

Courtney Collins is in the third year of her Master of Engineering degree (MEng) and gained hands-on engineering experience at Physical Digital as part of an internship. 

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1851 Research Fellowships inspire exceptional scientists and engineers

24 Jan 2019

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awards some 35 postgraduate Fellowships and Scholarships a year.

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Robotics-based competition inspires young minds

23 Jan 2019

The Department of Engineering played host to a space-themed robot games tournament designed to spark children’s interest in real world issues and develop their technology skills.

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Cambridge team unveils winning ice structure

21 Jan 2019

An impressive ice structure, built and designed by Cambridge students, has won first place in an international competition.

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Robots can go all the way to Mars but they can’t pick up the groceries

16 Jan 2019

Cambridge researchers are studying the interaction between robots and humans – and teaching them how to do the very difficult things that we find easy.

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Student-led projects showcased to industry

14 Jan 2019

Engineering undergraduates involved in extra-curricular projects spanning robotics, sculpture, racing cars and more, have hosted an exhibition attended by industry contacts and sponsors.

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In tech we trust?

10 Jan 2019

As machine learning systems become more complex and pervasive, Cambridge researchers believe it’s time for new thinking about new technology.

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Cambridge engineer joins roadshow to encourage teenagers to embrace mathematics

08 Jan 2019

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, has been inspiring teenagers with his love of engineering as part of an interactive lecture show currently touring the country.

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