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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education industry collaborator commended at the Global Light Rail Awards

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education industry collaborator commended at the Global Light Rail Awards
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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education industry collaborator commended at the Global Light Rail Award

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop  HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train
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The UK's first hydrogen powered train will be created following a new joint initiative between the University of Birmingham's Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education ('BCRRE') and Porterbrook.

Armed Forces praise HIT Team's Mixed Reality system at charity event at Highclere Castle

Armed Forces praise HIT Team's Mixed Reality system at charity event at Highclere Castle
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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team joined forces with the UK's Defence Medical Services (DMS) earlier this month to stage a series of demonstrations showing old and new technologies and techniques for supporting combat casualty care at the Heroes at Highclere Armed Forces charity weekend.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team discover World War II torpedo net at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team discover World War II torpedo net at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir
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Members of the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team recently discovered a torpedo net from World War Two at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir in Devon.

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering
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The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, have celebrated the start of development of a new School of Engineering building.

HIT Team help raise awareness for NHS personnel and their Families

HIT Team help raise awareness for NHS personnel and their Families
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The Human Interface Technologies Team staged its busiest Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR, AR and MR) event to date when it took a range of technology demonstrators to Torbay Hospital in Devon as part of an awareness-raising day for NHS executives, healthcare personnel and their families.

Using Mixed Reality to improve UK Armed Forces training

Using Mixed Reality to improve UK Armed Forces training
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A new virtual simulator of a Chinook helicopter, developed by a team of technology experts at Birmingham, will soon be helping to improve training for UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) personnel.

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

HIT Team showcase Virtual Reality to the Caves Trust

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Professor Bob Stone and members of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team staged a unique STEM event in Devon on Monday 30 July 2018.

A new home for the School of Engineering

A new home for the School of Engineering
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The University of Birmingham is embarking on a new ambitious building project in partnership with Willmott Dixon, which will deliver a new home for the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering.

Birmingham Professor presents Cubs with world's first Cubs badges for Virtual Reality achievement

Birmingham Professor presents Cubs with world's first Cubs badges for Virtual Reality achievement
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Birmingham Professor Bob Stone presented members of the Bengal Cubs of the 1st Shirley Scout Group with the world's first Cubs badge for achievement in Virtual Reality, at a special presentation ceremony held at the Cub's Headquarters in Solihull.

HIT Team stages a successful trial of its latest Mixed Reality technology with RAF Medics

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The School of Engineering's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team, under the direction of Professor Bob Stone, recently concluded a successful interim usability trial with its Mixed Reality Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) training concept.

Calling time on the myth of Burrator's 'underwater village'

Calling time on the myth of Burrator's 'underwater village'
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The legend of the 'hidden village', claimed to be finally emerging from the depths of Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor due to this year's hot summer temperatures, has been shown to be a myth, courtesy of a Virtual Reality model of the lake bed, developed by University of Birmingham specialists.

University of Birmingham spinout appoints General Manager for new China office

University of Birmingham spinout appoints General Manager for new China office
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University of Birmingham spinout, Smart Antenna Technologies Ltd (SAT), has appointed James Li as General Manager for the company's operations in China.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team featured in Telegraph article on transforming healthcare

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The work of Virtual Reality (VR) expert, Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) at the University of Birmingham, has appeared in a "transforming healthcare" feature piece published by The Telegraph, to coincide with the NHS's 70th anniversary.

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers

U.K.'s first operational hydrogen train unveiled at Rail Live by University of Birmingham researchers
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The Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) has unveiled the U.K.'s first fully operating hydrogen train at Rail Live 2018, an annual event that brings the entire industry together to showcase UK rail expertise.

Professor Robert Stone discusses the future of Virtual Reality and its relationship with Artificial Intelligence on Jisc podcast

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Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, has discussed the future impact of Virtual Reality (VR) and its relationship with Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the latest episode of the Jisc tech podcast.

Virtual Reality and the future of learning

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Professor Robert Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, has been interviewed for The Future of Learning podcast, discussing the contribution Virtual Reality can make to learning and development.

CORTEX takes self-driving cars off-roading

CORTEX takes self-driving cars off-roading
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CORTEX, a world-leading collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the University of Birmingham Cambridge-based Myrtle AI, to create the world's first self-driving car capable of performing off-road, has been featured in Wired, the monthly technology and culture magazine.

Birmingham Virtual Reality pioneers highlighted as an example of successful university-business collaboration

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The National Centre of Universities and Business (NCUB) has featured the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies Team (HIT) as an example of successful collaboration between higher education and business.
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