Future AI and Robotics Hub for Space (FAIR-SPACE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Surrey Space Centre Academic

Abstract

Advances in robotics and autonomous systems are changing the way space is explored in ever more fundamental ways. Both human and scientific exploration missions are impacted by these developments. Where human exploration is concerned, robots act as proxy explorers: deploying infrastructure for human arrival, assisting human crews during in-space operations, and managing assets left behind. As humans extend their reach into space, they will increasingly rely on robots enabled by artificial intelligence to handle many support functions and repetitive tasks, allowing crews to apply themselves to problems that call for human cognition and judgment. Where scientific exploration is concerned, robotic spacecraft will continue to go out into Earth orbit and the far reaches of deep space, venturing to remote and hostile worlds, and returning valuable samples and data for scientific analysis.
The aim of FAIR-SPACE is to go beyond the-state-of-the-art in robotic sensing and perception, mobility and manipulation, on-board and on-ground autonomous capabilities, and human-robot interaction, to enable space robots to perform more complex tasks on long-duration missions with minimal dependence on ground crew. More intelligent and dexterous robots will be more self-sufficient, being able to detect and respond to anomalies on board autonomously and requiring far less teleoperation.
The research will see novel technologies being developed for robotic platforms used in orbit or on planet surfaces, namely: future on-orbit robots tasked with repairing satellites, assembling large space telescopes, manufacturing in space, removal of space junk; and future surface robots, also known as planetary rovers, for surveying, observation, extraction of resources, and deploying infrastructure for human arrival and habitation; a further case study will target human-robot interoperability aboard the International Space Station.
The research will merge the best available off-the-shelf hardware and software solutions with trail-blazing innovations and new standards and frameworks, aiming at the development of a constellation of space robotics prototypes and tools. This aims to accelerate the prototyping of autonomous systems in a scalable way, where the innovations and methodologies developed can be rapidly spun out for wide adoption in the space sector worldwide.
FAIR-SPACE directly addresses two of the priorities in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper: robotics & artificial intelligence and satellite & space technologies. The clear commitment offered by the industrial partners demonstrates the need for establishing a national asset that will help translate academic outputs into innovative products/services. Our impact plan will ensure we can maximise co-working with user organisations, align our work with other programmes (e.g. InnovateUK) and effectively transfer our research outputs and technology to other sectors beyond space such as nuclear, deep mining and offshore energy. FAIR-SPACE will therefore not only help in wealth creation but also help develop a robotics UK community with a leading international profile.

Planned Impact

The FAIR-SPACE Hub will establish a national asset in space intelligent systems and robotics that will help realise the target of creating a £40Bn UK space industry by 2030, as set out in the government's Space Innovation and Growth Strategy. The Hub will provide research and innovation to a sector that generates £13.7bn of income, supports 38,500 jobs and has worker productivity 2.7x greater than the national average (UK Space Agency, December 2016). The research challenges addressed by the Hub will confer significant benefits not only to the space industry but also to a number of other priority, crossover and downstream sectors, including telecommunication, broadcasting, navigation- and location-based services, meteorological and geospatial services, defence and security, and even healthcare. The Hub will contribute to safety-critical autonomy for extreme environments, e.g. deep mining and nuclear decommissioning, and the wider industrial robotics sector.
The commitment offered by our project partners (from industry, government, independent research and educational bodies) underscores the wide diversity of impact that will be achieved through world-leading research and innovation. It also demonstrates that we will be well placed to engage with the other programmes led by InnovateUK. Among our non-space-centric industrial partners are multinationals such as Intel, the world's largest producer of semiconductors, and preeminent robot arm manufacturer KUKA. The director of Intel Health and Life Science Innovations, for example, foresees synergies between space robotics and healthcare applications, and the founder of cloud-based telehealth operator InTouch also sees many challenges in common between the healthcare and space domains.
The convergence of AI, deep learning and robotics is poised to deliver versatile, intelligent and robust solutions for environments that are inaccessible to humans. Orbital and planetary surface autonomous vehicles push robotic exploration and high-performance, low-energy computing to the limit - which can be an accelerant to the development of disruptive technologies.
The proposal is also of direct relevance to major players in the aerospace sector such as BAE Systems, Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alania Space, SSTL, ESA, UKSA, NASA (who are all project partners of the Hub) for application in the military, air, satellites, and adjacent markets, in addition to unmanned scientific exploratory missions conducted by space agencies.
Considering the wider implications of the proposed work of the Hub, standards bodies and policy makers that set laws and regulations on autonomous systems will be afforded a useful evidence base from the Hub's work, particularly as an entire research theme has been given over to addressing verification challenges engendered by space robotics. Cybersecurity standards, unmanned vehicle certification also come into this, with ripple-on implications in commercialisation of terrestrial UAVs or driverless cars. Creation of new business and wealth is envisaged through UK tech startups and SMEs like the Hub's existing partners RURobots and NEPEC.
The Hub will impact on the general public as we engage with them to shape the programme and show the value of robotics and AI. Inspiring the next generation will be an emphasis. In its 2017 synopsis, Engineering UK reports an annual shortfall of 20,000 graduate engineers. The Hub will help address this by working with schools and the National Space Centre to demonstrate the excitement of engineering to young people.

Organisations

 
Description Key technical findings are captured by the publications reported in the earlier part of the form.

We have produced technical reviews on both orbital and planetary robotics and applications & robotics locomotion control.

A Workshop Report entitled Threat Landscape for Space RAS.

At time of writing, (March 2020), the Use Cases have been reviewed and 3 Industrially relevant Use Cases have been identified and are being progressed within FAIR-SPACE's State of the Art laboratory at Surrey and at Edinburgh, Salford and Imperial academic partner facilities, with trials to address specific challenges being planned for the near future.
Exploitation Route Publications will be used to influence future roadmaps on study of the robotics community and space sector.

The technical review documents will enable collaboration with industry on the R&D programme, but also with the demonstrators and testbeds.

The workshop report, Threat Landscape for Space RAS, will form the basis of forthcoming papers but has also been a mechanism for devising a methodology for
security-informed verification as well as an examination of the potential ''denial of service'' attacks on autonomous space systems, together with mechanisms for detecting and
avoiding these. A follow up workshop is planned.

The Use Cases are developing and it is envisioned that these will be used by the UK Space Industry (and others) to progress UK capability in the emerging space market, (and also telephony, mining, subsea, nuclear and other environments).
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Other

URL https://www.fairspacehub.org/s/A4_Fairspace_AR_2019.pdf
 
Description The project has developed 2 licensing software tools and 4 mature prototypes - one of which is eagerly anticipated by a space sector organisation for possible future R&D or commercial opportunities. Our extensive outreach programme for robotics - particularly at primary and early secondary level has reached over 1400 young people since the project start date and we have received one letter in particular from a young future roboticist who invited the Hub to come and talk in their school. As part of these interventions we do talk about the role of sensors, and then simple commands that are required to develop autonomous systems. The current programme being used has applied for additional funding to enable teachers to be able to deliver Lego Rover sessions independently in the future. Culturally our work has begun to have an impact on other disciplines as illustrated by the partnership with the Royal College of Art where nine RCA students from the MA Textiles Programme, School of Design, visited the Hamlyn Centre and engaged in "FAIR-SPACE: The Future Traveller: Textile design for everyday well-being in space". This collaboration is already supporting the integration of electronic circuits with wearables/fabrics and to facilitate the development of soft exoskeletons for muscle atrophy and proprioceptive-inspired sensing - technologies that will be relevant to the health sector. We have begun to be recognised as a go-to national organisation for space robotics excellence and have been approached by several organisations seeking advice and guidance or requesting support at national conferences. This indicates our ability to act as a true Hub, with assets and expertise but also with a knowledge base that has a value to a broad range of stakeholders interested in facilitating R&D in the space sector.
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Energy,Healthcare,Security and Diplomacy,Transport,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisory Board Member for AI3SD
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.ai3sd.org
 
Description Britis Standards Institution: AMT/10 Committee on Robot Safety and Robot Ethics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description British Standards Institution: AMT/10 Committee on Robot Safety
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Not known yet
URL https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50129752
 
Description British Standards Institution: Artificial Intelligence standards committee [ART/1]
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/committees/50281655
 
Description Co-Chair of IEEE Technical Committee on the Verificaiton of Autonomous Systems
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.ieee-ras.org/verification-of-autonomous-systems
 
Description Membership of IEEE P7009 Standards committee on "Failsafe Design of Autonomous Systems"
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standards.ieee.org/project/7009.html
 
Description Membership of International Standards Committee (IEEE P7009 Standard for Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/7009.html
 
Description Membership of International Standards Committee (P7001 Standard for Transparency of Autonomous Systems)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/7001.html
 
Description Northern Robotics Network. Samia Nefti-Meziani is a founder member of this network which identifies ways in which the northern RAS community, through world class research, cutting edge companies and innovative application, can help drive the future of robotics in the UK. The Network also aims to influence policy in the area of RAS. Whilst the membership was initiated prior to FAIR-SPACE it is an ongoing activtiy and the influence of FAIR-SPACE will increase as a result of involvement in the network.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chair in Emerging Technologies
Amount £129,999 (GBP)
Funding ID CiET 1718/6 
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2028
 
Description ESA-ECSAT NPI Program
Amount € 45,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) for localisation of Autonomous Vehicles
Amount £99,193 (GBP)
Funding ID 104500 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Industry Funding
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Department China Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics
Sector Public
Country China
Start 07/2018 
End 05/2020
 
Description Industry Funding
Amount £110,000 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence and Space UK
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Integrated innovation for Nuclear Decommissioning
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description Lunar Cubesat for Exploration - VMMO
Amount € 150,000 (EUR)
Funding ID Sysnova Challenge 2018 on LUCE 
Organisation European Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country France
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description PhD Scholarship
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Agreement No. 11152 & 11153 
Organisation UK Atomic Energy Authority 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Project Synergy
Amount £3,559,595 (GBP)
Funding ID 103289 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Title Field trials dataset for planetary space environment 
Description Data set collected at Island of Wright using OPAL LiDAR and PointGrey camera. The data set covers a long distance travel on outdoor off-road terrain. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data set is quite unique in terms of the sensors used and outdoor analogue site for planetary surfaces. It is important for testing and validation of the data fusion techniques produced in this project. 
 
Description Collaboration with Royal College of Art for Inner Space suit 
Organisation Royal College of Art
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sensing technology
Collaborator Contribution 1. Conductive Materials/Fabrics 2. Nine RCA students from the MA Textiles Programme, School of Design, visited the Hamlyn Centre and engaged in "FAIR-SPACE: The Future Traveller: Textile design for everyday well-being in space"
Impact Inner suit sensing abilities
Start Year 2018
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Airbus Group
Department Airbus Defence & Space
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation BAE Systems
Department BAE Systems Military Air & Information
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Country China 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Department Center for Space Utilization
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Department Changchun Institute of Optics,Fine Mechanics and Physics
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Deepbridge Capital LLP
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation European Space Agency
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Future AI and Robotics for Space Hub
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Gaitech International Ltd
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Horizon Space Technologies Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation InTouch Health
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Intel Corporation
Department Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation International Space University
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Italian Institute of Technology (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT)
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation KUKA Robotics
Department KUKA Robotics UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation NEPTEC UK Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Network Rail Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation R U Robots Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Satellite Applications Catapult
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Schlumberger Limited
Department Schlumberger (France)
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department Boulby Underground Science Facility
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Thales Group
Department Thales Alenia Space
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation UK Atomic Energy Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation UK Space Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Valuechain Technology ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description Industrial Partners 
Organisation Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bringing together an international team of industrial collaborators, provide use-case research programme
Collaborator Contribution Technical Oversight, Approve the overall strategy, Oversee progress, Horizon scanning, set technical objectives, advise on technical road-map, review use-case milestoones
Impact No outcomes yet due to the early nature of the collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description University Partners 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Impact No outcomes yet due to the collaboration just starting
Start Year 2017
 
Description University Partners 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Impact No outcomes yet due to the collaboration just starting
Start Year 2017
 
Description University Partners 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Impact No outcomes yet due to the collaboration just starting
Start Year 2017
 
Description University Partners 
Organisation University of Salford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Impact No outcomes yet due to the collaboration just starting
Start Year 2017
 
Description University Partners 
Organisation University of Surrey
Department Surrey Space Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Impact No outcomes yet due to the collaboration just starting
Start Year 2017
 
Description University Partners 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration on Research Themes
Impact No outcomes yet due to the collaboration just starting
Start Year 2017
 
Title Improvements in or Relating to Robot Grippers 
Description The patent application replates to the controller for the gripper being developed as part of FAIRSPACE. 
IP Reference 1810156.8 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted
Licensed No
Impact None to report to date.
 
Title Brahms model of astronaut-rover team 
Description Multi-agent model of an astronaut-rover team based in the Brahms modelling language. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The software was used to show that astronaut-rover teams can be modelled in Brahms and formally verified using BrahmsToPromela and the SPIN model checker. This led to the following paper: Formal Verification of Astronaut-Rover Teams for Planetary Surface Operations. Webster, Matt , Dennis, Louise , Dixon, Clare , Fisher, Michael, Stocker, Richard and Sierhuis, Maarten (2019) Formal Verification of Astronaut-Rover Teams for Planetary Surface Operations. In: IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2020-03-07 - 2020-03-14. 
 
Description "Towards Greater Autonomy in Space" workshop, London, January 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Towards Greater Autonomy in Space" workshop, London, January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sa.catapult.org.uk/events/towards-greater-autonomy-in-space/
 
Description Meeting with Thales Alenia Space, Bristol and Visit Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit lab, tried demo and discuss opportunities to cooperate at Thales Alenia Space, Bristol. Thales expressed interest in continue discussion and exploration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 13th UK-China Workshop of Space Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sponsored by both China and UK space agencies, the 13th UK-China Workshop of Space Science and Technology was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province from December 11 to 13. Beihang University is among the co-organizers of the event.

About 200 experts and government officials attended the workshop and discussed in depth on the eight issues such as trade and policies, space detection and astronomy, earth observation, new space technologies, and so on.

In the meantime, the plan to explore new modes of international cooperation in the field of civil space in 2019 was worked out on the basis of the UK-China Joint Laboratory for Space Science and Technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 13th UK-China Workshop on Space Science and Technology and in Automation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hundreds of leading scientists and technologists from UK and Chinese space research and industry communities discussed how to deepen their collaboration and pave the way for future innovation at the 13th UK-China workshop on space science and technology in Ningbo City, east China's Zhejiang Province, held from December 11 to 13. Dr Fallah, attended to the meeting as the keynote speaker to present FAIR-SPACE hub to British and Chinese delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ralspace.stfc.ac.uk/Pages/13th-UK-China-Space-Conference.aspx
 
Description 2nd IEEE UK & Ireland RAS Chapter Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker to promote trustworthy cyber-physical systems including future AI and robotics for space and autonomous vehicles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/uk-ras/events/2nd-annual-ieee-uk-ireland-ras-conference
 
Description 2nd IEEE UK&Ireland RAS Chapter Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker to promote future AI and robotics for space (FAIR-SPACE) Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/uk-ras/events/2nd-annual-ieee-uk-ireland-ras-conference
 
Description AEROSPACE Conference 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented two talks on cyber security in Space
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description AI & Robotics Workshop at the NASA Johnson Space Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Technology Collaboration Center held a two day workshop on Automation, AI & Robotics on March 27 & 28, hosted by the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, sponsored by the UK Science & Innovation Network, with presentations on the latest technology developments or unmet challenges. Scottish Enterprise was a supporting partner for the workshop. This event brought together organizations needing or developing automation, AI or robotics technologies, in a format providing an opportunity for participants to network and explore potential partnerships. Dr Saber Fallah was invited as the keynote speaker to introduce FAIR-SPACE hub research to British and American delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fairspacehub.org/news/2019/3/29/automation-ai-amp-robotics-workshop-houston
 
Description Advanced Engineering UK 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Colleagues attended the Advanced Engineering event in order to explore the links between digital manufacturing, AI, automation and robotics. This event was well attended and also included an ESA stand where a FAIR-SPACE Hub collaborator was also exhibiting and also a FAIR-SPACE partner.

Ideas were generated about how to use the notions of digital twin, or 3D printing capabilities to consider in space manufacturing possibilities but also how industrial robotics could inform rendezvous and docking techniques or the assembly of lunar infrastructure. Information about our research was shared with some robotics companies, but also some sensor companies who were considering space as a potential new market.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.advancedengineeringuk.com
 
Description Airbus event on Eyes on 2028 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eyes on 2028 took place last Tuesday 29th May in London - an afternoon of talks, panel discussions and seminars exploring themes such as March of the Machines, The World at our Command and Fake News Wars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Annual Karen Sparck Jones lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual Karen Sparck Jones lecture at the Royal Society. Asked questions of speaker and commented on latest developments in CAV and Space. Various discussions during networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Assuring Autonomy Event- Further discussion with UKAEA (RACE) regarding interoperable robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Further discussion with UKAEA (RACE) regarding interoperable robotics at the Assuring Autonomy event held at LRF on 11th September. The Warwick PI attended the event as a representative of FAIRSPACE and contributed to the discussion on ensuring trust in Robotic, Connected and Autonomous Systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Attendance at ISCF Robotics & AI (RAI) Cohort Event 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Requested to attend and also encourage an industry partner to present on their project work and the FAIR-SPACE Hub. Bob Buckle from Intelcomm agree to talk for 10 minutes and slides are available. Bob also mentioned our forthcoming funding call. Partnership Manager attended on the day and used it for networking.

Other speakers on the day, namely University of Edinburgh, also mentioned FAIR-SPACE Hub being part of their collaborative projects. In addition we were the only Hub to distribute our Annual Review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/robotics-and-ai-industry-showcase-2019-delegates-tickets-51809745343
 
Description Attendance at Space Security Scoping Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Academics and industrial practitioners attended the workshop on space security scoping held at the University of Liverpool's campus in London on 1st Feb 2019. After introductory talks from Carsten Maple and Michael Fisher, questions about space security were posed and discussed. A technical report is being written for the FAIR-SPACE Hub and the discussion will be used to inform future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~marie/scopingsecwk/
 
Description Attendance at Towards Greater Autonomy in Space Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A workshop for business, organisation, or researcher interested in the opportunities and the challenges of increasingly autonomous space systems.
Co-organised by the Satellite Applications Catapult, University of Liverpool, UK Space Agency, and Fair-Space Hub, the workshop covered:
The potential and benefits of increasing space autonomy
Identification of key opportunities for autonomy in the space sector
Current regulatory processes for (semi-autonomous) space vehicles
The types of argument and evidence that is required for autonomy in other sectors
New issues around the verification and validation of autonomous systems
Issues concerning security, AI, etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sa.catapult.org.uk/events/towards-greater-autonomy-in-space/
 
Description Attended Harwell EnergyTec Cluster meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event took place at Harwell and offered the Hub the opportunity to network with those on campus working in the energy sector, in particular those with extreme and challening environments. There was a hope that through the networking event the Hub could look to develop a joint event with the energy sector to better understand the synergies that may exist between space and energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BAE visited the CAV Lab at the University of Surrey which hosts FAIR-SPACE researchers working on AI and autonomous systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Saber Fallah hosted a visit from BAE systems on behalf of CAV-LAB and the FAIR-SPACE Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description BSI Industry group on digital twins 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on developing digital twins to support UK infrastructure
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSI Workshop on Digital Twins 16-11-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting on national strategy for digital twins.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Be Inspired - An event to promote STEM subjects and careers in engineering to secondary school students. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Surrey University hosted the "Be Inspired" event on behalf of Fluor Ltd, on Wednesday 27th June. This was to support Women in Engineering Day, with the events' primary objective being to promote STEM subjects and careers in engineering to secondary school students.

FAIR - SPACE participated in the event which took place in the Surrey Vet School, having a stand and the Hub Director, Professor Yang Gao gave an inspirational invited talk to the audience of school children & parents.

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/events/20180627-be-inspired-and-make-world-better-place

The FAIR-SPACE stand was very well attended, with a lot of engagement with the children and their parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.surrey.ac.uk/events/20180627-be-inspired-and-make-world-better-place
 
Description CIFAR-UKRI-CNRS workshop on AI & Society: From Principles to Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Joint CIFAR-UKRI-CNRS workshop on AI & Society: From Principles to Practice held at Turing Institute
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference co-chair and session chair of international conference on Light 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Light Conference represents internationally top-class community activity on optics and photonics. With Prof Yang Gao's participation, the Light Conference 2018 manages to cover an application track on large space telescope assembly, going forward into an international programme for the next ten years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.lightconference.cn/index.php/index/detail.html
 
Description Coventry and Warwickshire engagement in Europe meeting - 5 and 6 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss future strategic engagement between the region and Europe. Specifically engagements with regions in Paris, Brussels, Ljubljana, Barcelona and Gothenberg. A talk was given on Cyber Security in the Internet of Things.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cross-sector Round Table on Innovation and Regulation (at Royal Academy of Engineering) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cross-sector Round Table on Innovation and Regulation, organised by NNL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cyber Security Issues in Space Syatems 1-2-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop was conducted by the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool to examine cyber security issues in space systems. Research was presented and discussion ensued to inform future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cyber Security in AI and IoT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented at high-level industry event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Demonstrated the techniques and work of this project at the South West Thames Robotics evening. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A robotics event was organised by a working group of leading GPs in the South West Thames region with an interest in current robotic research in general and related to their work. We attended the event and demonstrated the algorithms and work developed during this work as well as discussed our experience of the wider robotics industry as a whole.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Demonstration of gripper in nuclear decommissioning (18/9/19) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Salford we part of an Innovate UK project awarded to Wood Plc to develop a toolkit of tools for nuclear decommissioning. A version of the FAIRSPACE griper was used as part of the demonstration to Innovate UK and Sellafield and a presentation was given detailing the technology and how it could be used in the nuclear industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://nda.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/24/anchored-in-reality-but-pushing-innovation-into-under-developed-a...
 
Description Demonstration with Shadow Robot Company Ltd at the UK Space Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The UK Space Conference 2019 featured a dynamic and collaborative Innovation Zone in the heart of the Exhibition Hall. Organisations were invited to showcase leading technology, revolutionary solutions and the latest applications. The Hub and Shadow Robot were selected to exhibit in this Innovation zone, demonstrating some innovations being developed linked to theme 1,2 and 3. This was a competitive application and whilst we did not win the award we did attract a lot of interest and were one of the few innovations being demonstrated that were joint between academia and industry.

We continue to collaborate with Shadow Robot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ukspace2019.co.uk/ehome/200183909/what%27s-on/get-involved/
 
Description Developing collaboration with Thales Alenia Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions on collaboration between U. Liverpool and Thales Alenia Space on V&V
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Development of notion of resilience by design with University of Glasgow and University of Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Development of notion of resilience by design with University of Glasgow and University of Bristol. Discussions with UKCRC on 17th September to assess whether the idea will form part of a new EPSRC Network Grant proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dialogue between no. of potential partners for EU funding opportunity under PERASPERA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A series of dialogues took place in Autumn 2019 with potential partners regarding a PERASPERA proposal, but ultimately it was felt that access to existing consortia was difficult and the likelihood of being funded did not justify efforts required to draw together a proposal.

Discussions and a desire to talk with the UK Space Agency on this matter were taken to the IOSM working group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue re. in space manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with MTC as follow up to the Made For Space conference. MTC are keen to support the development of a VR marketing tool to enable us to promote our research. They also want to work with the Hub to identify future funding opportunities linked to in space manufacturing due to their role in the SMARTER project funded under the same call as the Hub.

They may seek funding through the Ambassador programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue to discuss STEPHANIE Interreg project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A preliminary discussion took place so that STEPHANIE leads could understand the activities of the Hub and vice versa in case there were any synergies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.interregeurope.eu/stephanie/
 
Description Dialogue with Andor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Andor's Physical Sciences Research and OEM team wanted to discuss space debris tracking and how the Hub might be interested to do some research with them. Andor also have products that are already of interest for ground based tracking observations, both CCDs and sCMOS technology. They are also in process of building a large area sCMOS camera platform, called Balor, which we think will be particularly suited to tracking.or use their instrumentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Australian Space Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Initiated by the UK Space Agency we met teams form the Australian Space agency to showcase our research and identify opportunities for collaboration and knowledge transfer. Australia has broad expertise in robotics for mining which is being transferred across to space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Autonaut 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Autonaut develop autonomous vessels and were keen to understand if the Hub could support their R&D roadmap through their funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with BAE Systems SMARTER Project team 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Links were made with BAE as lead on the UKRI funded SMARTER project. As a result of this discussion members of the SMARTER project from BAE requested to become members of our International/Industrial Advisory Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=104057
 
Description Dialogue with Business Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Business Durham represent a number of companies linked to the Space sector in the North East. They are also host to the North East Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications. Research themes were presented to colleagues at Business Durham with a view to understanding if any companies from the NE may be interested to work with the Hub.

Business Durham may also wish to consider the Ambassador funding as well.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dialogue with Centres of Excellence from Satellite Applications Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the Knowledge Exchange activity run by the Satellite Applications Catapult for the Centres of Excellence the Hub was invited to present remotely on its research activity and raise the profile of it funding. Other organisations were also on the call including ESA Business Ambassadors. As a result of this meeting the Hub presented at a Satuccino event on the Hub's funding and arranged a pre-satuccino workshop for the Autumn.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with City of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact City of London were interested to find out more about the Hub and its research so they could understand how they could broaden the research programme by accessing the Innovation Project fund. Subsequent to this call, City of London submitted an application to the Innovation Project fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Crypta Labs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Further to an H2020 event we began a dialogue with Crypta Labs who provide cyber security and wish to move into the space sector. Crypta Labs were interested in our research and requested further information in particular with regards to the SPRINT programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Deepbridge Capital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussions took place with Deepbridge about our current research portfolio and how we could work together to leverage some of the VC funding available. It was also agreed that Deepbridge would support a future event and provide a mentor for the start up weekend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.deepbridgecapital.com
 
Description Dialogue with Interactive Machines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interactive Machines offer AI solutions in predictive maintenance, particularly for remotely located machines and robots. They were interested to understand if the Hub would be interested in supporting research in non-space sectors as offshore maintenance. Interactive Machines were keen to develop an Innovate UK bid or similar. They had some partners already ready to be involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Katherine Smith, University of Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Katherine Smith was interested to know about the Innovation Project funding, so I explained about the current research being undertaken at the Hub and where gaps could be plugged with new research projects.

Subsequent to this dialogue Katherine submitted an application to the Innovation Project fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with NNL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NNL were interested to get an update on the technologies we were working on.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with National Oceanography Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions began to discuss a potential partnership between the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre and the FAIR-SPACE Hub with a view to accessing further funding. the NOC had received funding through NERC for robotics activities in the marine sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://noc-innovations.co.uk/marine-robotics-innovation-centre
 
Description Dialogue with Powering space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Powering Space is an organisation that offers start up mentoring and facilitation as well as events management expertise for start up weekends. Dialogue led to Powering Space supporting the event held in partnership with Thales Alenia Space and it is likely that Powering Space will apply though the Ambassador programme to deliver a future event promoting the innovations from the Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Qinetiq 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Further to the DSEI event we made contact with the Head of Space at Qinetiq to discuss working together going forward. Qinetiq were sent further information about our work and they were also introduced to the IOSM working group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Representative from Northern Space Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Representing a range of organisations, from advanced composite manufacturers, to digital start ups, from Local Enterprise Partnerships, to Universities, The Northern Space Consortium is the only advocacy group in the North of England dedicated to informing & introducing new & existing businesses to the tremendous opportunities presented by the well established, yet rapidly growing, UK space industry.

The hub is seeking to establish links with the space sector across the UK and as a result this dialogue has now begun.

As a result of this meeting, an event was held in the NW at Sensor City where the Northern Space Consortium attended and through other contacts and we anticipate an Ambassador application or several, to come from this event and the forming of this relationship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thensc-uk.com
 
Description Dialogue with SSTL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SSTL and the Hub met to talk about future funding opportunities. This dialogue led to the identification of a specific call.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with Seraphim Capital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dialogue has commenced with Seraphim Capital to develop ways of working together to grow the robotics and ai sector in the Uk wrt space through some kind of acceleration programme. Seraphim already have a successful bootcamp which focuses mainly on downstream and data but it is also interested to look at Upstream opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://seraphimcapital.co.uk
 
Description Dialogue with Space Specialists Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Further to our event in the NW, Space Specialists have approached us to help with forthcoming activities in the region. They have also expressed an interest in applying through the Ambassador programme. The Hub has also donated some freebies to a regional scout group who were studying for their Space badge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://spacespecialists.com
 
Description Dialogue with We are Nova 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact We are Nova are a company that works closely with our VC, Deepbridge Capital. Whilst in Liverpool, a meeting was held to begin a dialogue around how the Hub could work with the start up community to help it meet its KPIs. Further to this discussion an event was organised in Liverpool and We are Nova agreed to provide mentors for the Start up weekend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.wearenova.co.uk
 
Description Dialogue with Winchester Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dialogue and Visit to Winchester Science Centre with a view to understanding the costs of developing an exhibition piece. Discussions also took place about researchers spending a day at the Centre with their lego rover activity. Winchester Science Centre also agreed to circulate details of the School Robot Competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dialogue with potential collaborator Hyperspace industries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Possible future collaboration opportunities with this new company based in the UK and with strong links to the Scottish space ecosystem. The dialogue has led to an application through the Ambassador funding programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Dialogue with potential new Hub partner/ambassador 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Vicky Video is a Space Sector Video Blogger | Copywriter | Presenter | Voiceover who has delivered some successful videos for previous events at the Hub. However, she is interested in collaborating further through the Ambassador programme. She already works closely with the Northern Space Consortium and has key links across the UK Space sector and is keen to support the hub to promote its research activity. This dialogue has led to a submission for funding to the Ambassador Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/vickyduncalf/?originalSubdomain=uk
 
Description ESA/CNES Software Product Assurrance and Engineering workshop, Toulouse, October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESA/CNES Software Product Assurrance and Engineering workshop, Toulouse, October 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Examining Measures to Secure Space-based Strategic Assets from Cyber-attacks 30-10-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Speaker at Chatham House event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibited at Hamlyn Center Christmas Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact VIP tour including a representative from Helen Hamlyn Trust has visited, which sparked questions, discussions and increased interest. This was also useful for researchers outside of the project to engage in conversations. Clinicians and medical practitioners are also amongst the list of VIP visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibition at DSEI 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact FAIR-SPACE recently attended the DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) 2019 event at Excel in London, held from 10th - 13th September. This event brought together governments, thought leaders and the global defence and security companies from a round the world to showcase their products and services, offer Iive demonstrations and network with the entire global community. Over 76,000 attended the event over the three day period with representation from 114 countries and whilst you may think that the majority of attendees were from the Military, actually it was industry that dominated the event with over 60% representation.



On its 20th anniversary the DSEI event also saw the introduction of 2 new "hubs", one of which was Space, and therefore the Hub took advantage of this new focus to go along and make some new connections and talk about the opportunities that can arise from working with our national centre of research excellence. We also talked to representatives from all sectors about the benefits of AI and robotics in their products or services and challenged some to consider taking the human out of the loop, even if only in theory, to explore how defence or security activities could be re-thought when robotics was introduced. This, as you can imagine, led to some interesting discussions with tank manufacturers, surveillance and reconnaissance companies and even those manufacturing or supplying clothing or uniforms.
Those in the Space Hub group themselves all worked together to sell the UK's space capabilities to the international attendees and champion our strengths in the UK as an ambitious sector with a challenge to grow the space sector and capture 10% of the future global market by 2030. As well as being a friendly bunch, the Hub is lucky to work with companies who share these ambitions and are looking to those support those future market opportunities, as identified in the Prosperity from Space document, such as low cost access to space, earth information services and in space robotics.

Since this event we have been maintaining contract with Qinetiq and keeping them abreast of our activity. We have also made good links with other space companies such as Black Arrow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dsei.co.uk
 
Description Exhibition at Made for Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Made for Space was organised by and hosted at the MTC. The Hub was invited to exhibit and generated a great deal of interest. Following this event a collaboration was developed with MTC and the series of workshops was TAS was developed after encountering contacts at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukspace.org/event/made-for-space-new-manufacturing-opportunities/
 
Description Exhibition at the UK Space Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Hub attended the conference to exhibit their research from across the partnership and of note the MARCEL rover was debuted to the conference attendees and attracted considerable interest. We also exhibited in partnership with the Surrey Space Centre for the first time. Attendance was also delivered at the Chinese Trade Talk and the Northern Space Consortium networking event and the Women in Aerospace networking breakfast.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.ukspace2019.co.uk
 
Description Exhibitor at Robotics and AI Showcase in Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact FAIRSPACE had a stand at Robotics and AI Showcase in Manchester. The stand featured live demos of the FAIRSPACE gripper, drill and soft exoskeleton. The event was mainly targeted at industry and involved raising the profile of the FAIRSPACE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.rai2019.co.uk/
 
Description ExpeRience: A space odyssey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ExpeRience the feeling of space exploration as we celebrate 50 years since the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Discover from an expert panel how AI can help us survive in space, whether we should advocate for research into cryonics and what it takes for humans to be isolated for such long periods of time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rigb.org/whats-on/events-2018/june/public-experience-a-space-odyssey
 
Description FAIR-SPACE Researcher, Dr Muhammad Alkalla, talking about the wasp inspired drill at the HSE presentation for Parliament Week on 13th Nov. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 13th November, Dr Muhammad Alkalla gave a talk & displayed the robotic drill as part of Parliament Week. This event, organised by the Health & Safety Executive sought to showcase robotics that are making the workplace safer for humans by removing them from extreme environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/
 
Description FAIR-SPACE lectures at Royal College of Art 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fair-space researchers gave a series of five talks to masters students of RCA. As a result, nine RCA students from the MA Textiles Programme, School of Design, visited the Hamlyn Centre and engaged in "FAIR-SPACE: The Future Traveller: Textile design for everyday well-being in space". Projects assessment is on the 18th of March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FAIR-SPACE workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact FAIR-SPACE hub partners presented their progress. Industrial partners and collaborators from Royal College of Art also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description FCO and DIT organised visit to US aerospace industry hub in LA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This is a comprehensive business visit to nearly 10 organisations in the LA area of US (known as the US aerospace industry hub), to promote UK's expertise and research excellence in space and aerospace research. The visit is organised by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department of International Trade. Professor Yang Gao was also the guest of honer at the inaugural reception on space technologies taking place at the British Counsellor Residence .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description FT Cyber Security Summit 16-11-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation and panel on cyber security of the internet of things. Discussion concentrated on CAV and space systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Facility Visit of University of Surrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Some industries from Singapore were invited to demonstrate the research facilities of Surrey Satellite Centre, Automotive Engineering Centre, and 5GIC in the University of Surrey. A plan for future research collaboration was agreed and an NDA signed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Featured article on nuclear robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Featured article on collaborative project transfering space technologies to nuclear sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenuclear-decommissioning-sending-the-robots-in-58452...
 
Description Featured in NCUB State of the Relationship Report 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact FAIR-SPACE is featured in the State of the Relationship Report of the National Centre of Universities & Business (NCUB). This is flagship report series which aims to summarise university - business collaboration across the UK and provide an authoritative source on the spread and quality of collaboration activity taking place in the sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.ncub.co.uk/reports/state-of-the-relationship-report-2018
 
Description Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems workshop, Porto 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems workshop, Porto
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description GREAT Festival of Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Yang Gao is the UK representative space roboticist to be invited in the panel discussions in relation to Space Innovation and Global Warning. Her inputs also helped to promote the UK's research excellence in space engineering and robotics research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://hamlyn.doc.ic.ac.uk/uk-ras/news/uk-space-roboticist-panellist-great-festival-innovation-2018
 
Description Greg Akers, Senior Vice President of Advanced Security Initiatives, Cisco Security and Trust Organization 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion on latest research ideas and current challenges and advances from CISCO
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guest Speaker at the ORBIT Responsible Research and Innovation in Space Cyber Security Hackathon at Royal Holloway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact PhD students worked in groups for two days, focusing on both technical and ethical issues related to satellites. Presentations were given on different topics by academic researchers and industry professionals. PhD students presented their proposals at the end of the hackathon, many of which took into account Warwick and Liverpool's work on security guided verification and validation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.orbit-rri.org/blog/2019/06/07/orbit-delivered-first-ethical-hackathon-royal-holloway/
 
Description Guest lecture at International Space University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Yang Gao gave a guest lecture on future space AI and robotics at the International Space University (ISU) on the 20th Feb 2019 in Strasbourg in France. The lecture forms a part of the Masters programme curriculum for the ISU students on space technologies. Prof Gao also disseminated information of the FAIR-SPACE Hub opportunities to the students in terms of placements and internships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Guest lecture in the Multi-Agent Systems class for Master students at the University of Genoa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Rafael C. Cardoso and Angelo Ferrando gave an overview of three of the ISCF RAI Hubs (FAIR-SPACE, ORCA and RAIN) and discussed their research in the hubs during the first part of the lecture. In the second part of the lecture the speakers presented the 2019 Multi-Agent Programming Contest and discussed the strategies used by their team to win first place in the Contest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/LivUni_AVLab/status/1187706140106379264
 
Description Guest lecture on Security Minded Verification at Coventry University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented an expanded guest lecture based on our publication "Using Threat Analysis Techniques to Guide Formal Verification: A Case Study of Cooperative Awareness Messages" which was presented at SEFM plus an overview of the FAIR-SPACE hub. The audience involved academic experts in maritime, automotive, security and formal verification.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description H2020 Brokerage event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact To enable brokerage for H2020 Space related calls the Hub attended this event in Prague and networked with some key contacts from the existing consortia. In addition contacts were made with a University in Switzerland interested in CAV technology and the cross overs in the space sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://h2020-space-information-day.b2match.io
 
Description Hamlyn Funders - Christmas Show Case 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Demonstrate Hamlyn/Fair-Space technology via demos and presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Highways England workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Salford University's centre for Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics hosted a workshop for Highways England and their supply chain. The workshop identified their main challenges which could be solved by robots and autonomous systems. The FAIRSPACE gripper was highlighted as having applications in handling task. e.g. in lamp post replacement/installation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IAC 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This flagship international event is held annually and attracts global interest in all things space. We had the privilege of being part of the UK Space Pavilion at this event, which meant we could access the event at a discounted rate and occupied a highly visible space, representing the best of UK robotics and AI for in space markets and space exploration. A team of 4 post doctoral researchers led on the exhibition stand and delivered high quality and professional interaction with potential collaborators. We also used a simple questionnaire to generate interest and gather information which has led to some follow ups.

We have also been invited back for a second year on the stand should we wish.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.iac2019.org
 
Description IOSM working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This working group continues to develop ambitious plans to support growth of the sector and is producing a market research report shortly that will feature FAIR-SPACE. Work has also been done to share the stakeholder analysis (pre-lim document) drafted by the Innovation & Partnership manager. Contacts across the IOSM market are being made (mostly no Hub partners) and a strategic decision will be made shortly about how we look to work more closely with the group from a research perspective whilst at the same time supporting their ambitions. To date the event on 21st January 2020 led by Liverpool and Warwick was deemed a success and very much something that supported the IOSM agenda. The Hub has offered to develop a follow event if desired.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description ISCF RAI Inform & Inspire Global Expert Mission to the US: Dissemination Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The ISCF RAI Inform & Inspire Global Expert Mission to the US: Dissemination Day was held in London and we were invited to attend as some of our delegation had been a part of the Mission, on the academic side. At this event, D-Risq announced their future collaboration with FAIR-SPACE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/global-expert-mission-uk-usa-robotics-and-artificial-intelligence-rai-in-e...
 
Description ISCF Robotics & AI (RAI) Networking Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Networking event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ISCF Wave 3: Robotics Call for Challenge Ideas and Scoping Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A workshop to establish the key challenges in robotics and automation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Imperial Late on wearable tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 21st February 2019, FAIR-SPACE attended the Imperial Lates: Smart Fashion event, hosted by Imperial College London. Researchers from FAIR-SPACE and The Hamlyn Centre demonstrated the latest in wearable AR, VR and eye tracking technology that could be used to train astronauts or those working in extreme environments. Visitors to the event were able to talk to the researchers and try out some of the designs themselves. Click here to read more about the latest space glove technology which our Researchers showcased as part of the event.
Imperial Lates celebrate the latest in science and engineering at Imperial College London - bringing the public together with world leading minds in their respective fields, who not only love what they do, but also love sharing their work with new audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fairspacehub.org/news/2019/2/25/imperial-lates-smart-fashion
 
Description Innovate Guildford 2019 23rd March 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 23rd March 2019, FAIR-SPACE attended Innovate Guildford, a one-day festival, showcasing advanced technologies and giving insight into the amazing knowledge, innovation and creativity in the region.

With our interactive stand, visitors were able to discover what robotics and artificial intelligence can do in space. They were able to explore different scenarios for robots - how they could be used on a planet's surface, or whilst circulating in orbit, and even how they can help astronauts living in the Moon Village. Visitors also had the opportunity to build their own moon villages using Lego and we showcased our Lego Rovers, which demonstrate the programming challenges involved in space exploration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insider Media Ltd B2B Press Release Building moon villages and making bricks on Mars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On the 20th of June 2018 there will be a session on Manufacturing in Space at the International Business Festival to which FAIR-SPACE is participating.
This B2B news piece is related to this event. 100 SMEs are signed up to the event and the reach of this article is expected to be more than 100 mainly UK based companies.
The expected impact of this activity is more businesses looking for collaboration about manufacturing in space using Private-Public Partnership (PPP).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/building-moon-villages-and-making-bricks-on-mars
 
Description International Advisory Board for the EU funded projects on robotics and AI for extreme environments in underwater mining 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited member of the International Advisory Board for the EU funded projects on robotics and AI for extreme environments in under water mining
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Robotics Showcase and Hub Presentation at the UK-RAS event at the International Business Festival 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact FAIR-SPACE hub attended the one-day showcase and speaker programme to highlight latest robotics innovation. Professor Yang Gao gave a presentation about the FAIR-SPACE Hub to an audience of robotics experts. At the same time FAIR-SPACE hub supported the event by having a stand displaying the latest rover with sensor fusion. There were quite a few organisations that expressed interest to join the Hub.The robotics showcase was part of the International Business Festival held in Liverpool which was also attended by policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/186229/registration-open-international-robotics-showcase-liverpool/
 
Description Interview for Filling Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview between Professor Yang Gao, FAIR-SPACE's director and Filling Space. As a result of the interview, an article was published on their website and shared - https://filling-space.com/2018/12/21/artificial-intelligence-advancing-space-exploration/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://filling-space.com/2018/12/21/artificial-intelligence-advancing-space-exploration/
 
Description Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School University of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cs.york.ac.uk/circus/CyPhyAssure/school/
 
Description Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at CyPhyAssure Spring School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk at Verification of Autonomous Systems Working Group, Washigton DC, USA [Nov 2018] 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Verification of Autonomous Systems Working Group, Washigton DC, USA [Nov 2018]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.robotistry.org/vaswg/nist2018/nist2018.html
 
Description IoTSF Executive Strategy Board and Speakers meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion group on latest developments in IoT security and privacy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Joint event with SSPI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Held in partnership with the SSPI, Space and Satellite Professionals International, this event brought the research from the Hub to the attention of the broader satellite industry. The Hub presented alongside 3 other organisations from both the upstream and the downstream. Hub funders were present at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sspi.org/cpages/home
 
Description Lego Rovers a Great Hollingworth Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to a 5 classes as part of a Year 9 enrichment day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at Aintree Davenhill 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four robot programming workshops delivered to primary school children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Arnot St. Mary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Lego Robot programming workshop held a school for years 5 and 6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Ashurst Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Programming workshop with Lego Robots delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A stand for the Lego Rover activity at Cheltenham Science Festival organised by the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems network in order to publicise their robot programming competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lego Rovers at Fairfield Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lego Robot programming workshop delivered to six classes at a local primary school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Fairfield Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Programming workshop using Lego Robots delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Great Ashton STEM Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to a STEM Club.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Green Park School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Five robot programming workshops delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Haydock High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Lego Robot programming activity run for an after school club.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Holy Cross Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lego Robot programming workshops run for years 3-6 at Holy Cross Primary School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Holy Rosary Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two Lego Rovers workshops delivered to Year 5 children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Hudson Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to three classes of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at LIPA Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to two classes of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Lydiate Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three Lego Rovers workshops delivered to primary children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Manchester Youth Zone 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ran three Robot programming workshops at a holiday club organised by Manchester Youth Zone which was running a STEM theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Melland High School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lego Rover workshop delivered to a mixed group of SEN children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Melling Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four workshops run for primary children in Key Stage 2. Sparking questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Speke Hall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 9 lego robot programming workshops were run for families over three days. This was to tie in with the National Trusts Women and Power theme, and Speke Hall's Vigorous Victorians theme which featured Ada Lovelace. The workshops were well received with most families reporting that it got them to discuss issues around robots and artificial intelligence with their family and friends.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Andrew's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two Lego Rover workshops delivered to year 3 classes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Anne's Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three Lego Robot programming workshops run at a primary school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. George's Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A programming workshop using Lego Robots was delivered to four classes in Key Stage 2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Gregory's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two workshops run for primary children in Key Stage 2. Sparking questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Hilda's Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to a class of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. John Bosco 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two workshops run for primary children in Key Stage 2. Sparking questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A robot programming workshop run with children in year 4-6.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Mary's Crosby 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A workshop on Mars Rovers and AI Programming was delivered to two classes of Primary School children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Oswald's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two Lego programming workshops delivered to a primary school audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Paul's Catholic Junior School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Two visits to St. Paul's Catholic Junior School delivering Lego Rover workshops to Y3 and Y5.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at St. Thomas' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A Lego Robot Programming workshop was delivered to 4 classes of primary children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at Summerhill Primary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Four robot programming workshops delivered to primary school children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lego Rovers at the AISB Convention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lego Rovers workshop for families run as part of the AISB Convention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at the World Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four family workshops run at the World Museum in Liverpool to support their Astronomy Photograph of the Year exhibition. Approx 15 families participated experimenting with controlling and programming Lego Robots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Rovers at the World Museum (Moon Landing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Four family workshops held at the World Museum, Liverpool as part of their celebration of 50 years of the Moon Landings. Positive and interesting conversations with participants and discussion with the World Museum about integrating the workshop into their schools' programme in the coming year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Lego Space Rovers at Manchester Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of 20 workshops on programming autonomous systems delivered to families as part of Manchester Science Festival. Children were highly engaged and there were questions on future directions from parents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description MTC meeting on security and privacy in IoT systems 26-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advising MTC on cyber security issues and risk assessment in IoT systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Manufacturing in Space Presentation at the International Business Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Manufacturing in Space was a session as part of the Made in the UK Manufacturing day at the International Business Festival 2018.
As part of the session FAIR-SPACE hub provided a presentation and participated in a panel. Questions from the audience were also addressed after the panel.
Around 50 people saw the presentation and there was some good interaction with non-space SMEs who want to join the space sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.internationalbusinessfestival.com/programme/manufacturing
 
Description Media Coverage at International Robotics Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Imperial College and the University of Surrey collaborated to produce a joint exhibition for FAIR-SPACE at the International Robotics Showcase. Interactive demos was developed for the FAIR-SPACE stand to engage in active discussion. The exhibition was well covered by 9 broadcast media - including the BBC, 24 science and technology media and 4 education and local media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukras.org/robotics-week/international-robotics-showcase-2019/
 
Description Media interview on AI robotics for Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact International media interview at sputniknews.com on AI Boost for Opportunistic Science in Space Exploration - UK STAR Lab Head.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201810051068622418-artificial-intelligence-space-exploration/
 
Description Meeting for engagement between Coventry & Warwickshire and Europe 15-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss future strategic engagement between the region and Europe. Specifically engagements with regions in Paris, Brussels, Ljubljana, Barcelona and Gothenberg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with European Space Agency at Daresbury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with European Space Agency at Daresbury
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting with Liverpool City Region Transport Policy unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Liverpool City Region Transport Policy unit 9th November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with Thales Alenia Space, Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at Thales Alenia Space, Bristol
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Member of the IOSM working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The IOSM working group brings together key players in the UK IOSM market to act as a focal point for Industry and Government representatives to collaborate with the aim of a global leadership in this key new market area. The Hub, as a key technology enable for this market, is a member.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Metalysis / UK Space Agency ISRU Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The aim of the objective was to bring together industry and academia to collaborate in ISRU. The European Space Agency (ESA) has named Metalysis, a UK based materials company, their first ESA Grand Challenger. The award will see research and development sponsored by Metalysis, and overseen by ESA focused on In Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU). UKSA wants Metalysis to collaborate with organisations that already have experience in the field and the workshop provided a great opportunity to progress the thinking in this field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://space.blog.gov.uk/2018/06/01/register-your-interest-the-in-situ-resource-utilisation-isru-wo...
 
Description NASA Workshop at the University of Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Mars Rover themed LEGO Robot workshops organised as part of a University Event surrounding a visit from Holly Ridings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description National Robotics Network road mapping workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof. Nefti-Meziani facilitated a meeting of the National Robotics Network which is developing road map which will identify share industrial robotic and automation challenges and plan a path to solving these.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description New Space Across Midlands Innovation Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The event involved academic partners in the Midlands who are involved with space research meeting to organise a strategy for space research across the institutions. Each University gave a presentation on their work and their institution's capabilities and facilities. Subsequent workshops discussed what areas of research needed to be focused on and what training was needed. Cyber security was highlighted as an important challenge for future space systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-space-across-midlands-innovation-tickets-60457051669
 
Description One of team on the FAIR-SPACE stand at the International Business Festival (Liverpool 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Was on the FAIR-SPACE stand at the 2018 International Business Festival. Raised awareness of FAIR-SPACE. Had individual discussions with visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.internationalbusinessfestival.com/
 
Description Organised Space Security Scoping Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 29 academics and industrial practitioners attended the workshop on space security scoping held at the University of Liverpool's campus in London on 1st Feb 2019. Questions about space security were posed to the attendees and a very active discussion ensued. A formal report is being constructed for the FAIR-SPACE Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~marie/scopingsecwk/
 
Description Organising International Workshop on Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Formal Methods for Autonomous Systems Workshop organised as part of the FM world congress 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://autonomy-and-verification-uol.github.io/events/fmas/
 
Description PETRAS Transport and Mobility Demonstrator Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 11th January - Dr Alisdair Ritchie, PETRAS Impact Champion, attended a workshop on the future Transport and Mobility Demonstrator proposed for the PETRAS programme. The workshop was led by Professor Carsten Maple and included 14 attendees from academia and industry partners to PETRAS. The outputs were a clearer vision of what a future PETRAS Transport and Mobility demonstrator would look like for PETRAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PETRAS conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact First international conference on Living in the IoT. 7 papers were presented and a session contribution by CM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panellist at New Mobility White Paper Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact WSP have launched a Whitepaper on New Mobility. As part of this Prof Samia Nefti-Meziani was an expert panellist at a Breakfast Event hosted by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce on 24th April 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/events/new-mobility-now/
 
Description Participation at Cheltenham Science Festival and obtaining entries to the UK-RAS network School Robot Challange 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact UK-RAS network School Robot Challenge lead invited FAIR-SPACE to share part of their stand at the Cheltenham Science Festival and lead the School Robot Challenge for a day.
At the festival information about FAIR-SPACE and its activities were provided to the public. Furthermore 4-14 year old school children were encouraged to draw space robots to be part of the School Robot Challenge. There was great interest by children to design a robot that could be used on the Moon or Mars. FAIR-SPACE plans to be an active supporter of the EPSRC UK-RAS School Robot Challenge and this was one of the supported activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/
 
Description Participation at Primary School Careers Afternoon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We were approached by a Year 6 pupil to attend a Career's Afternoon (for years 5 & 6) at All Saints CE Primary School in Horsham, West Sussex on 26th June 2018. Emma Wright (FAIR-SPACE Programme Manager) and Sadra Bolourian (Surrey University PhD Student) attended and engaged with 62 children who came in groups to the FAIR-SPACE stand and talked to Emma and Sadra about Robotics and AI for Space imparting advice and inspiration to pupils with respect to getting involved in STEM related careers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation to London International Robotics Showcase 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation to the workshop day. Live simulation demonstrations and research activities presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukras.org/robotics-week/showcase-event/
 
Description Partnership Agreement signed with SPRINT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A formal agreement was signed to enable SPRINT and FAIR-SPACE to work together to promote the research outputs of the FAIR-SPACE hub. It is anticipated that FAIR-SPACE partners will look to access SPRINT funding as appropriate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.sprint.ac.uk
 
Description Platform for Investigation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation in a Platform for Investigation event at the Museum of Science and Industry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Manchester Baby Computer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation and Stand at the UKSEDS Lunar Rover Competition held at RAL Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The activity objective is to get university students to build planetary rovers that can collect simulated lunar regolith. The rovers go through vibration tests to simulate the space launch.
Over 50 students attended from 8 universities for the final. FAIR-SPACE Hub had a stand and provided a presentation about Space Robotics to the students. UK-RAS white papers and the Robotics week were also promoted to the students. There was a good discussion with the students and it seemed most of them were planning to do a PhD related to Robotics.
FAIR-SPACE Hub was the Catering-sponsor for this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://robotics.ukseds.org
 
Description Presentation at Barclays AI Frenzy 1.0 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Resulting from the visit by Barclays Eagle Lab Samia Nefti-Meziani was invited to present at the AI frenzy event to discuss AI including FAIRSPACE and the future uses of AI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://labs.uk.barclays/
 
Description Presentation at European Lunar Symposium 21 - 23 May 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Yang Gao, Hub Director of FAIR-SPACE, presented the Lunar "Volatile and Mineralogy Mapping Orbiter (VMMO)" mission at the European Lunar Symposium on the 22nd May 2019 in Manchester, UK. The VMMO mission will showcase new generation of nano-sat technologies (12U CubeSat) with high performing GNC and autonomous capabilities to deliver high equality science about the Moon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://els2019.arc.nasa.gov/
 
Description Presentation at Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Steve Davis presented at the Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics about the soft robotics and gripper being developed for FAIRSPACE. 24-27 Jun 2018, Royal Geographical Society London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/centres/globalhealth/eventssummary/eve...
 
Description Presentation at Salford Festival of Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Davis gave a presentation at the Salford Festival of Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.salford.ac.uk/researchfest
 
Description Presentation at Satuccino at the Harwell Campus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Hub presented through the Satuccino 1 minute pitch on the funding opportunities available at the Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at UK SEDS Lunar Rover challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Hub sponsored the UK SEDS event and also presented on their work to those who had entered the competition. We also exhibited at Harwell during the event and networked with industry representatives also there.

It is our intention to continue with this sponsorship of UK SEDS for next year
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the University of York event, Self configurative robots 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a talk at this event held at the University of York. Self configurable robotics could be argued to be a key technology for in-space services and space exploration.
There were demonstrations from the team at York university and also some industry partners present from Europe. PERASPERA companies also presented on their work.

The University of York subsequently submitted an application for Innovation & Project funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fairspacehub.org/events/2019/7/15/self-configuring-modular-robotics-for-earth-and-space
 
Description Presentation to Aerospace Valley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Samia Nefti-Meziani was invited to present to the Aerospace Valley which is a French cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centres. The aim being to highlight how research including that within the FAIRPACE project can be applied to the Aerospace sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Airbus UK 29-11-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on cyber security in satellite systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Ice Cubes Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Remote presentation to Ice Cube Services team about the FAIR-SPACE Hub in order to ascertain whether their services would be able to support some of our research ambitions in terms of Theme 4 - Human Robot Interaction. They can provide a commercial service to enable access to microgravity environment and also to astronauts as well. They are working with the UK Space Agency and ESA.

It might be that together we can raise the profile of in space robotics applications through the new AI in a box service they are hoping to launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.icecubesservice.com
 
Description Presentation to Multiply. Space about the Hub and collaboration opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss potential collaborations and future bid development with a client represented by Multiply. Space. Further to this meeting, Multiply Space have been introduced to the IOSM Working group in order to pitch their ideas on robotics. They have also been introduced to other industrial partners from within the FAIR-SPACE Hub and research information from across the Hub has been shared with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://multiply.space
 
Description Presentation to Salford Royal Hospital 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Samia Nefti-Meziani presented to a meeting of healthcare practitioners, clinical staff the chief technology officer and lead strategist of Salford Royal hospital. The aim was to demonstrate capabilities in RAI and the glove and gripper developed in FAIRSPACE were highlighted as technologies with potential healthcare related applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Space Technology in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the FAIR-SPACE project and robotics demonstration of the Humanoid robot Valkyrie at the University of Edinburgh.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://highgrowth.scot/kim-mcallister-watch-this-space/
 
Description Presentation to Tameside NHS trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given describing robotics technology being developed at Salford including the FAIRSPACE gripper, glove and sensor technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Python Robot Programming (Trial Visit) to Belvedere Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Trial visit with a Python based robotics programming activity to a local school
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RAI collaboration workshop with Salford Royal NHS Trust (29/4/19) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A morning workshop was hosted by Salford robotics attended by healthcare practitioners and managers from Salford Royal NHS Trust. The aim of the workshop was to identify robotics technology of potential use at the hospital. As part of the workshop demonstration of the systems being developed within FAIRSPACE were given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description RITICS Showcase 18-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Various discussions on security and privacy in CAV and space systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Reasoning Machines talk for the University of the Third Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk covering the implementation of reasoning in machines and philosophical issues associated with computers and thought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Remote Manipulation & Handling In space & on Earth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event was the 1st in a series delivered in partnership with TAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.fairspacehub.org
 
Description Remote Manipulation Activities in Space and on Earth Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop aimed to develop collaborative partnerships to address current challenges for space-related robotic remote manipulation & handling using spotlight presentations & group discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/robotics-for-remote-manipulation-handling-in-space-and-on-earth-ticke...
 
Description Remote presentation to Liftmeoff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Liftemeoff are a new start up exploring the use of AI for On-Orbit Computer Vision to Track Satellite & Celestial Body Behaviour. They are interested to become a part of the space AI upstream community. After presenting on the Hub's expertise, Liftmeoff were introduced as a prospective presenter at a forthcoming IOSM meeting - decision pending. Connections were also made to enable Liftmeoff to make introductions into the UK RAS network and the Northern Space Consortium so they are introduced into the ecosystem. It is the hope that they can support the Hub's ambitions to grow the IOSM market through AI based research through a potential future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.liftmeoff.com
 
Description Robot Programming at the Liverpool IntoUniversity Homework Club 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ran two robot programming activities (one based on Lego Robots and one based on Python programming for Raspberry Pi robots) at the IntoUniversity Homework Club. IntoUniversity is an organisation based in Anfield which works on raising aspirations of pupils in disadvantaged schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Robot pilot that can grab the flight controls gets its plane licence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed by the New Scientist in relation to a news story from the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/2214731-robot-pilot-that-can-grab-the-flight-controls-gets-its-...
 
Description Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase - 12th March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Researchers from FAIR-SPACE took part in the exhibition at the showcase.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ktn-uk.co.uk/events/robotics-and-artificial-intelligence-industry-showcase
 
Description Rovers and Sensors in the Snow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at joint meeting among the British Antarctica Survey, EPSRC funded FAIR-SPACE Hub and 4S programme grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royal Academy of `Engineering workshop on - Safety and ethics of autonomous systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Royal Academy of `Engineering, National Engineering Policy Centre workshop "Safety and ethics of autonomous systems"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STEM for Girls Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The STEM for Girls event was organised by Accenture. It was run at the Crystal building on 15th March 2018 in London. 300 girls from London schools attended the event. FAIR-SPACE hosted a stand at the event with an activity based on the School Robot Challenge. The activity involved the girls designing their own space robots and making them into 3D virtual models using software provided. Over 100 girls took part in the activity. The purpose of the activity was to encourage girls to develop their interests in STEM subjects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Salford Conversations Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Steve Davis took part in the first Salford Conversations event of 2020. This was a networking event aimed at raising awareness of research activities being undertaken at the University and to build new connections. The audience was both academic and support staff from across the University. The FAIRSPACE gripper and a version of the soft glove were taken to the event and shown to attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://testlivesalfordac.sharepoint.com/sites/UoS_Staff/SitePages/Salford-Conversations-event-huge-...
 
Description Satellite Applications Catapult meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Developing collaboration with Satellite Applications Catapult on both regulatory and V&V aspects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description School Robot Competition June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Open to all UK schoolchildren and students aged from 8 - 14, the competition introduces the idea of robotics for space exploration and support of future planetary missions through the designing and programming of a robot to complete a science mission on another planet. The aim of the competition is to inspire and engage young people in the science of robotics and space exploration, and to foster interest in STEM subjects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukras.org/school-robot-competition/
 
Description School Space Robot Challenge 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The School Space Robot Challenge has been set up as a 'dry run' for a large school space robot competition to be run by FAIR-SPACE in 2020. The competition involves school children designing their own space robot (planetary or orbital) on paper and turning it into a virtual 3D model using computer aided design software developed specifically for the challenge. The children learn about the roles and possibilities for space robots and learn 3D design skills during the activity. The purpose of the activity is to provide a gender-balanced activity that enthuses young people with space and robots encouraging them to develop their interest in STEM subjects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://uk-ras.org
 
Description Secondment to NASA Ames Research Center 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Marie Farrell's secondment to NASA Ames Research Center to collaborate on using distinct verification techniques for the software components in a NASA rover.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Security and IoT workshop - 9th December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Developing scope for a funding call for CR&D
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Smallpiece Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Telephone meeting with CEO of the Smallpiece Trust and the now merged Arkwright Scholarships Trust . Specialists in STEM education, the meeting discussed a proposal for Smallpiece/Arkwright to engage with schools on our behalf as part of our public engagement agenda
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Telephone meeting with Innovation Fellow at Portsmouth University's South Coast Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, to discuss the Centre's promotion of our activities and our potential participation in VentureFest South 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Space:Late at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A stand demonstrating lego Mars Rovers featuring as part of an evening "Space:Late" event at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Many enthusiastic and interested discussions with members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.msimanchester.org.uk/what-was-on/space-late
 
Description Speaker at Westminster Insight - Leading the World in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Investment, Innovation and Going for Growth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Nefti-Meziani was a speaker at the Westminster Insight - Leading the World in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - Investment, Innovation and Going for Growth. the event was held on 28th September 2018 in Kensington London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://westminsterinsight.com/event/2891/Leading_the_World_in_Artificial_Intelligence_and_Machine_L...
 
Description Stargazing at the World Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A stand demonstrating lego Mars Rovers featuring as part of an evening "stargazing" event at the World Museum in Liverpool. Many enthusiastic and interested discussions with members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Stargazing at the World Museum (Autumn 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand involving Lego Robots supporting an evening event at Liverpool's World Museum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://legorovers.csc.liv.ac.uk
 
Description Stargazing at the World Museum (Winter 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand involving Lego Robots supporting an evening event at Liverpool's World Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at "Sensors and Data in Robotics" workshop held at British Antarctic Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at "Sensors and Data in Robotics" workshop held at British Antarctic Survey, explaining FAIR-SPACE Hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.bas.ac.uk/event/sensors-and-data-in-robotics/
 
Description Telefonica Security Strategy event 23-10-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Telefonica Security Strategy event presenting latest research on security and privacy in next generation networks to executive board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tomorrow's World Live: Me and My Robot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Dennis participated in a panel interview on the future of robotics run by the BBC at Manchester Science Festival in front of a live audience. It was live-streamed on various social media channels and subsequently made available on iPlayer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05lph23
 
Description Towards Greater Autonomy in Space Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A workshop to discuss the future of the space industry and the benefits and risks associated with autonomous systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Towards Greater Autonomy in Space workshop 21-1-20 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a talk on cyber security of space systems including NewSpace and IoST
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Towards the Use of Lunar Resources Workshop at ESTEC 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ESA and other agencies around the world are preparing to send humans back to the Moon. This time it will be to stay and enable the next steps on humanity's adventure to Mars and onwards into the Solar System. The longevity and sustainability of this endeavour may depend on our ability to harness the resources available to us at the lunar surface and to use these to provide the consumables, fuels, propellants and materials that future explorers will need.

The ESA workshop aim was for industrial partners to share their capabilities towards ISRU. The objective is to grow the private space sector.
Good progress was made to collaborate with other organisations and there were some promising PhD candidates who have applied to join FAIR-SPACE hub after discussions at the workshop. The attendance was at just over 250 at the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://exploration.esa.int/moon/59878-workshop-towards-the-use-of-lunar-resources/
 
Description UK 2070 meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The UK 2070 Commission is an independent group chaired by Lord Bob Kerslake, conducting an inquiry into spatial inequalities across the country. The full list of Commissioners and partners are listed here: http://uk2070.org.uk/commission/. Briefly speaking, spatial inequalities are the social, economic and environmental consequences of uneven city and regional development, which result from inadequate spatial planning and management. The overarching objective of the inquiry is to move towards a sustainable and 'people-centred' national framework to tackle long-standing problems of inequality and create change for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UK Cyber Security Research Institute meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Various discussions at the UK Cyber Security Research institutes meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK FCO mission to US - Expert Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spoke at a panel for SAC 2018. Involved presentation and vibrant Q&A afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.southernautocon.com/full-schedule/
 
Description UK RAS Network Showcase Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the UK RAS network, we exhibited in London at the Royal Geographical Society. This was principally led by Imperial but all partners contributed. We also attracted a lot of media interest and colleagues were interviewed. Other Hubs were also exhibiting at this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description UKCRC/EPSRC workshop on future challenges 14-15/3/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop to define the major challenges for UK in ICT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Uk Centre for Astrobiology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Preliminary discussion are taking place about working with this organisation to develop a joint event in 2020 in partnership with an existing partner of the Hub. The UK centre for Astrobiology is intending to utilise the Ambassador funding to progress this idea.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Salford School of Science, Engineering and Environment Research Away Day. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This away day involved invited presentations and networking activities for all staff in the University of Salford's School of Science, Engineering and Environment. Prof. Steve Davis gave a presentation at this event which included the research being conducted for FAIRSPACE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Salford internal workshop on robotics in healthcare (11/4/19) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This workshop attended by staff from the University of Salford's robotics group and the University's Health School aimed to explore how robotics could be used in health and social care. The workshop demonstrated the gripper technology developed in FAIRSPACE and the soft exoskeleton technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Use of Robotics and Automation for Mineral Prospecting and Extraction 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As the member of the International Advisory Board, being invited to attend the joint conference of three EU funded projects on robotics for deep mining (UNEXMIN, iVAMOS and RTM).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://eurogeologists.eu/event/joint-conference-unexmin-vamos-projects-use-robotics-automation-mine...
 
Description Validation and Verification for AI and Robotics in Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop to investigate challenges in securing space systems. Exploration of approaches to combine validation and verification with security methodologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VentureFest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact TBA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Venturefest South 2019 29 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Venturefest South is an annual interactive one day conference and this year attracted over 1,000 people. The event brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses from across the South to share ideas, explore best-practice, showcase new technology and create deals to help develop and take local business ideas forward.
It was interesting to see so many smaller companies using technologies that could be applicable in extreme environments, such as space. For example, AR for training in hazardous scenarios and the possibility that an IoT type network could enable in a planetary environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://venturefestsouth.co.uk/news/venturefest-south-attracts-over-1000-visitors-for-record-breakin...
 
Description Visit by Barclays Eagle Labs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by a team from Barclays Eagle Lab aiming to learn about research and projects currently being undertaken with the aim to developing future collaboration and partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Enterprise M3 to facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Enterprise M3 were invited to the Hub to discuss opportunities and a forthcoming cross-sector event where the HJUb may exhibit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Visit by Hilti Corporation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Company visit to explore the use of gripper technology being developed in FAIRSPACE in construction applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by KTN for SPACE and Head of Complex Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact KTN attended the FAIR-SPACE Hub to meet with researchers to learn about current research activity. Up to 5 researchers presented their work with a view to the KTN identifying potential new collaborators from industry, including non-space companies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit by US delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We were requested to host a US delegation from a number of institutions in the US who included Dr. Ron Diftler (NASA), Dr. Mitch Pryor( Professor at the University of Texas), and Stephan Hart (TRACLabs). The delegation visited several hubs and also attended the UK RAS International Showcase event.

Our US colleagues also had a tour of the University 5G labs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit by industry - DRisQ 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The team from D-RisQ came to demonstrate their software that we will be testing as part of a research collaboration with DRIsQ going forward liked to AI for autonomous systems. They have a couple of options that we saw that will be used by researchers to validate and verify algorithms developed for the FAIR-SPACE Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.drisq.com
 
Description Visit from Chinese government delegation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A visit from the Chinese government Zhaoqing Municipality visited the Salford robotics group and the FAIRSPACE gripper and glove were both demonstrated to them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit from Kawasaki Heavy Industries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A senior Research and Development manager from Kawasaki Heavy Industries visited Salford's robotics centre to identify technology which may have application within their industry. The visit included presentation and tour including demonstration of the technology being developed for FAIRSPACE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit from Northern Powerhouse Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by Emma Green from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership with the aim of determining the work being conducted in order to be able to promote it within the Northern Powerhouse.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit from Northern Space Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Davis gave a presentation to the Northern Space Consortium followed by a lab tour to see the technology being developed at Salford as part of FAIRSPACE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit from Salford Royal Trust stroke unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A delegation from Salford Royal's stoke unit attended a workshop at Salford to identify robotics technology which could be applied in healthcare. The glove was identified as having application in post stroke rehabilitation and training and the soft sensor for use for patient monitoring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit from Vietnam Ministry of Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Davis facilitated a visit by a delegation from the Vietnam Ministry of Education who were interested in training and research opportunities. The glove, gripper and soft sensor being developed within FAIRSPACE were demonstrated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit to Onslow School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Arthur Bouton, Aleksander Maslowski and Ann Swift visited this local school for the second year running on their request. They deliver a design project as part of their curriculum to year 7s and chose moon buggies as the design they wished to explore. Like last year the children design the buggies and show them to us to explain what motivated the design choices they made based on their understanding of the brief.

Ann Swift gave a short overall presentation of the space environment and why robotics are important. On this occasion Arthur was able to bring his fully assembled rover and gave an engaging demonstration followed by a talk about the importance of flexibility and stability in his design.

Afterwards the children came in in small groups to look more closely at the rover and ask questions. Here Aleks demonstrated some lego rovers to the children and we talked about their design as well and a little bit about intelligent vehicles.

Post visit we shared details about the UK-RAS school robot competition and have offered to go back into the school if they wish to show them how to enter.
We have been invited to come back next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Visit to Onslow school 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A researcher from Surrey University and the Innovation & Partnership Manager visited a local school to talk about planetary robotics to years 5 and 6. The children had been looking at how to design products and test them, but were interested to do this with moon rovers.

It is anticipated we will return to the school once the rover is full assembled to show the children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Work Experience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 1 A Level student visited FAIR-SPACE at Surrey University to carry out work experience. Rachel had this to say.."I found my 3 day work experience very interesting, and full of excitement. Some cutting-edge technologies and equipment have changed my view on AI, and I could see how amazing the researchers are devoting themselves into discovering the mystery of space. I would really like to thank FAIR-SPACE Hub for offering me such a wonderful opportunity, and I believe the FAIR-SPACE Hub will lead AI and Robotics to a better future." Rachel is hoping to study Computer Science at University and after her time with the FAIR-SPACE team reported that she would be keen to pursue a career developing AI and Robotics for Space applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop delivered in partnership with Thales Alenia Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event was co-organised by the Hub and Thales Alenia Space and was delivered as part of a series of workshops focusing on building a community in Remote Handling & Manipulation in the UK. This second event was held in the North of England and we were pleased to invite the Northern Space Consortium to play host through their links with Sensor City Liverpool. The event consisted of a series of presentations from both Hub representatives but also industry and included Cross Hub representation. Many new links have been made since this event and it generated interest on LinkedIn thanks to the support of Vicky Video who did a series of interviews with attendees. Indeed a new LinkedIn group has been bone out of this series of events, led by colleagues from the organising committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://www.fairspacehub.org/events/https/wwweventbritecouk/e/robotics-for-remote-manipulation-handl...
 
Description Workshop on UK CAV Security Testing 19/3/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting to discuss the challenges and requirements of cyber security testing of CAVs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on cyber security priority areas for SIA 14-11-18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To advise SIA of the latest developments and threats in Cyber Security
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with patients with upper body degenerative illnesses. (11/4/19) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact This workshop hosted at Salford included a Dr and three of her patients to discuss the problems they have and how robotics technology could help. The glove being developed within FAIRSPACE was tested by all the patients.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description workshop on 'From BCI to Human Robot Augmentation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Artificial intelligence along with advances in wearable robotics and sensing systems pave the way towards embedded systems that form a natural extension of human physical abilities.

Seamless integration of these systems would require the development of advanced systems that sense human intentions and mental states such as workload and fatigue. Brain computer/machine interface (BCI/BMI) has already broken down barriers for the physically disabled, restoring the ability to communicate, enhancing rehabilitation for paretic patients and allowing control of movements for paraplegic patients that would otherwise be impossible.

These systems advance our understanding of the underlying motor learning mechanisms as they alter the mapping between neuronal activity and feedback control. Furthermore, the technology has been used to assess cognitive states for mental training and attention monitoring in safety critical tasks.

This workshop aims to provide a forum to bring together neuroscientists, engineers, and healthcare practitioners from a diverse range of disciplines to present the current state-of-the-art in Brain Computer Interface research for rehabilitation and mental state assessment in critical applications. It will also present some of the major technical challenges and unmet healthcare demands that can potentially reshape the future of rehabilitation robotics and wearable devices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ukras.org/hamlyn/workshops/from-bci-to-human-robot-augmentation/