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Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
Report to be published at 00.01 on Wednesday 12 October 2016
The Science and Technology Committee is undertaking an inquiry into robotics and artificial intelligence.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) is one of the 'Eight Great Technologies' identified by the UK Government in 2012. A national strategy for RAS innovation from a 'RAS Special Interest Group' was published by Innovate UK in 2014.
The Government responded to that strategy in March 2015 (PDF 405 KB) and agreed to establish a RAS Leadership Council to oversee its execution. The Special Interest Group also published The UK Landscape for Robotics and Autonomous Systems in 2015. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council launched an UK-RAS network, also in 2015.
Evidence given by Professor Rose Luckin, Chair of Learning with Digital Technologies, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, Angus Knowles-Cutler, Vice Chairman and London Office Senior Partner, Deloitte, Dr Michael Osborne, Dyson Associate Professor in Machine Learning, University of Oxford, Paul Mason, Director of Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Innovate UKDave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft, Mike Wilson, General Industry Sales Manager, ABB Robotics
Science and Technology Committee questions businesses and academics