Department of Engineering

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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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Dr Jennifer Schooling awarded an OBE for Services to Engineering and to Digital Construction

07 Jan 2019

Dr Jennifer Schooling has been awarded an OBE for services to Engineering and to Digital Construction.

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The man who helped to preserve Stephen Hawking’s iconic voice

21 Dec 2018

Computer officer Peter Benie began programming computers when he was ten. A chance meeting in 2009 led to him playing a key part in the upgrading of the world’s most famous synthesised voice.

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3D-printed robot hand ‘plays’ the piano

20 Dec 2018

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist.

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