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Thursday 23 October 2014 | Royal Institution, London, UK

About the lecture


Prof. Paul Newman discussed his endeavours in the field on autonomous machines. In relation to his own professional experiences as both an engineer and researcher, he explained the approach engineers were taking in producing:

  • Self-driving cars
  • Navigation systems for Mars rovers
  • Warehouse management robot


He described what problems they have resolved and those that are set to challenge the next generation of aspiring engineers.

This is a profoundly exciting time to be an engineer working within autonomous machines and in this lecture, young professional were given the opportunity to understand how to make extraordinary machines that will have a deep impact on society.

He also discussed the need to choose carefully the order in which we build things and vitally, be intelligent in the way we communicate to society about those machines.

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