Department of Engineering

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New origami-like material may help prevent brain injuries in sport

11 Jan 2016

Researchers are developing the next generation of advanced materials for use in sport and military applications with the goal of preventing brain injuries. 

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Opinion: How we built a robot that can evolve – and why it won’t take over the world

07 Jan 2016

Dr Fumiya Iida discusses the "mother" robot he has built with his colleagues, and why reacting to developments in robotics with undue fear could stifle research and creativity.

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Cambridge academics honoured over the New Year

06 Jan 2016

Members of the Department of Engineering have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to society.

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New smartphone-based system teaches machines to see

05 Jan 2016

Department of Engineering researchers are using deep learning techniques to help machines to see and recognise their location and surroundings.

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Lessons in entrepreneurial design

15 Dec 2015

Several alumni of the Department of Engineering have found success through the Innovation Design Engineering programme by Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

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PhD student Kirsten Van Fossen wins rowing award

14 Dec 2015

Doctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering’s Centre for Sustainable Development Kirsten Van Fossen has won World Rowing’s 2015 Parmigiani Spirit Award. 

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Perspectives on managing disaster risk

10 Dec 2015

Kristen MacAskill, PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Development, recently convened and chaired an international seminar to explore the major challenges posed by disaster risk.

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Alumna Helen Cavill wins Women’s Engineering Society Prize

10 Dec 2015

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced the winners of its awards for inspiring female engineers.

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Bill Gates and his top 6 books for 2015

One of Bill Gates' six best books this year is by engineers at Cambridge

09 Dec 2015

Bill Gates includes 'Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open' by Julian Allwood, Jonathan Cullen and colleagues in his six best books this year. 

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The future of intelligence: Cambridge University launches new centre to study AI and the future of humanity

03 Dec 2015

The University of Cambridge is launching a new research centre to explore the opportunities and challenges to humanity from the development of artificial intelligence. 

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