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Professor Robert Stone discussess 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.

University of Birmingham to help make all-terrain autonomous cars a reality

University of Birmingham to help make all-terrain autonomous cars a reality
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World leading radar and sensing experts from the University of Birmingham have been selected to help Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) deliver a £3.7m project to make all-terrain, all-weather self-driving Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) a reality.

A New Human Interface Concept for Subsea Unmanned Operations

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The University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team has recently demonstrated an advanced human-system interface concept to support future operations employing unmanned vehicles (UxVs), funded through the Defence and Security Accelerator as part of a Ministry of Defence project led by ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK (AEUK).

Birmingham Professor presents Brownies and Guides with world's first Girlguiding badge for Virtual Reality achievement

Birmingham Professor presents Brownies and Guides with world's first Girlguiding badge for Virtual Reality achievement
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On 25 April, Birmingham Professor Bob Stone presented a group of Brownies and Guides in Devon with the world's first Girlguiding badge for achievement in Virtual Reality, at a special presentation ceremony held at the headquarters of the Saltash District Brownies and Guides in Cornwall.

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, recently won a LiveWire Global Award for his team's contribution to medical creativity, vision and ethical practice.

New scholarship released for Malaysian postgraduate engineering students

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After a generous donation from a University of Birmingham alumni we are delighted to announce the T.E.H. Scholarship, a new postgraduate award for 2018 entry.

Virtual Reality helps intensive care patient recover

Virtual Reality helps intensive care patient recover
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Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) has teamed up with Professor Bob Stone and the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team from University of Birmingham to install and trial their "Virtual Reality Wembury" project within Torbay Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), to improve patient rehabilitation. This is the first time the device has been used for intensive care rehabilitation in the South West.

PhD students celebrate Chinese New Year at 10 Downing Street

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On Wednesday 21 February 2018, five PhD students from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research (BCRRE) spent the evening celebrating Chinese New Year with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street.

Professor Bob Stone featured in New Electronics magazine

Professor Bob Stone featured in New Electronics magazine
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies Team at the University of Birmingham, has recently been interviewed by New Electronics magazine.

School children have fun and learn new skills at First Lego competition

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The Birmingham Regional Tournament of the FIRST LEGO League took place at the University of Birmingham on Friday 15 December 2017.It gave local school children the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills.

Birmingham researchers recognised for teaching excellence at engineering awards

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Steve Quigley and Tim Jackson have been awarded a 2017 Engineering Impact Award in the education category from National Instruments. They received the award for a case study they wrote on the use of the National Instruments Virtual Bench as part of their first year course Electrical Engineering 1.

Former Birmingham student delivers virtual reality training for world's largest natural gas vessel

Former Birmingham student delivers virtual reality training for world's largest natural gas vessel
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In December 2017, Matthew Cottrell, a Birmingham Mechanical Engineering graduate, applied the knowledge and experience he gained in Virtual Reality (VR) technology to deliver an innovative VR-based training for the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform in Western Australia.

Virtual reality makes submarine tour accessible to all

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A team of researchers at the University of Birmingham has deployed state-of-the art Virtual Reality (VR) technology to allow visitors with mobility difficulties to experience life on a nuclear submarine.

At Sea with the Royal Marines – part 2

At Sea with the Royal Marines – part 2
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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham have taken to the sea with the Royal Marines aboard one of the elite amphibious troops' Griffon 2400TD Hovercraft, or "LCAC" (Landing Craft Air Cushion).

HIT Team shortlisted at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017

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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) team, led by Director Professor Bob Stone at the University of Birmingham, has been shortlisted at the prestigious 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards in the Technological Innovation of the Year category.

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories
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The University of Birmingham has marked progress on an innovative new £40 million teaching laboratory which will change the way students study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The Mayflower visits Worcester and Droitwich

The Mayflower visits Worcester and Droitwich
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The iconic 7th Century ship that took the Pilgrims from Holland and England across the Atlantic in 1620 was seen on the River Severn and Droitwich Canal recently, welcoming the arrival in Worcester of the National Mayflower Compact Partnership, meeting in the City for the first time.
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