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A first-of-its-kind robot which gives clinicians the ability to ‘feel’ patients remotely has been launched as part of a Finnish hospital pilot by deep tech robotics company Touchlab, a new tenant of the world-leading centre for robotics and artificial intelligence the National Robotarium. Controlled by operators wearing an electronic haptic glove, the Välkky telerobot is…

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A team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University are developing artificial intelligence (AI) and socially assistive robots to detect urinary tract infections (UTIs) earlier. The FEATHER project aims to reduce the number of serious adverse outcomes that can result from late or misdiagnosis and reduce the amount of antibiotics that are…

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Experts at Edinburgh have helped to produce a sign language glossary for deaf people who are engaged in digital technology. They are part of a team that has created more than 500 signs covering computer science, cyber security, data science and software development. Team members say the glossary will help the deaf community access qualifications…

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Researchers at the National Robotarium, hosted by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) companion that will aid memory recollection, boost confidence and combat depression in people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. The idea for the ground-breaking ‘Agent-based Memory Prosthesis to Encourage Reminiscing’ (AMPER) project…

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Scottish team is only non-US participant in global Amazon AI competition   A postgraduate student team from the National Robotarium, supported by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, has been selected to compete in Amazon’s new global AI competition. The eight-strong team will create an embodied agent to help people around the home, similar…

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Additional care providers, industry and end users sought for collaboration  Scientists from Heriot-Watt University are launching what is believed to be the world’s first open and remote access living lab to research and create solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (OpenAAL). The multi-disciplinary lab will target the fast co-creation of scalable and affordable solutions to support…

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