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 exploratn 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.
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.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy

URL https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a6a02b0f6576ed25151ecfa/t/5c860461652dea6737eac577/1552286820515/FAIR-SPACE+Innovation+%26+Partnership+Fund+Flyer+-+Single+View.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.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
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 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 Learned Society
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 £110,000 (GBP)
Organisation Airbus Group 
Department Airbus Defence and Space UK
Start 11/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Industry Funding
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Department China Changchun Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics and Physics
Start 07/2018 
End 05/2020
 
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
 
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 Germany 
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
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
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
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
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 Gaitech International Ltd
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
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
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
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 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 KUKA Robotics
Department KUKA Robotics UK Ltd
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
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
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 Global 
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
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
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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