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Day one at #ScirocChallenge: social robots and humans meet in a shopping mall


The ERL Smart Cities Robotics Challenge (SciRoc Challenge) includes five different episodes around the topic of smart shopping. Ten teams from five different countries have travelled to Milton Keynes, UK, to participate in this unique biennial event that brings together the three European Robotics League (ERL) competitions: consumer, professional and emergency. SciRoc challenge adds the new concept of episodes to the ERL benchmarking methodology. An episode aims at targeting one or two functionalities (tested during a specific ERL Functionality Benchmark, FBM) within an operational context. In order to complete an episode, the robot might also be required to integrate other functionalities commonly used in a social environment, such as navigation or speech recognition.

Artificial Intelligence: a next way forward for healthcare


Digital technology constantly changes, grows and delivers, but some of the promises of digital technology are ethereal when it comes to healthcare. Since 2010 IBM has had the promise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare through the Watson initiative. IBM would describe Watson as a solution to the big healthcare problems, but which healthcare problems? Sometimes Watson has felt just out of the grasp of the front line digital leadership in all but the richest of healthcare systems, and for so long Watson has been'code' for AI in healthcare. In 2018 the UK minister for health talked up the virtues of AI as a solution to the General Practitioner resource issues hitting primary care delivery in the National Health Service (NHS) for the last decade, maybe even more.

Researchers resurrected Joey from Friends as a video chatbot


Could this be any more disturbing? A dozen years after they went off the air, the cast of Friends has been virtually reunited for a project that turned one of them into a video chatbot. As spotted by Prosthetic Knowledge, researchers at the University of Leeds used machine learning to create automated video avatars that speak in the voices of their characters. The result is a system that uses the original performances recorded by the actors to generate brief new scenes, starting with Matt LeBlanc's immortal Joey Tribbiani. The system was demonstrated this weekend at a European Conference on Computer Vision workshop.

Centres for Doctoral Training Virtual Open Day


Whether you've already applied or plan to apply to one of the EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) offered by the University of Leeds, join us at our CDT Virtual Open Day. Learn more about the Centres for Doctoral Training programmes, and have the opportunity to get your questions answered online. The CDTs bring together diverse areas of expertise in order to train researchers to address engineering and science-related problems. They draw on world-class and internationally recognised research from a range of disciplines and provide students with the knowledge and skills through which to address today's global issues and prepare them for future challenges. CDT students are funded for 4 years and work in a supportive, cohort environment, creating and developing relationships between teams in universities and forging lasting links with industry.