Not equal

Not Equal is a UKRI funded network that looks to create new collaborations between academics, industry and the third sector. They look to ways in which technology may be used to support social justice and to create a fairer future for everyone through the digital economy. A recent open event looked at ways in which […]


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ORCA Hub Researchers to present work at the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston in May

Run-time Safety Compliance and Self-Certification for Robotics. Irrespective of the mission, environment or robotic platform you need Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) operating efficiently and safely – first time and every time. We have developed a transferable framework that integrates infrastructure, robotic and personnel data, to support safety and mission success. Within our framework we […]


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Smart Systems Group to Attend Offshore Technology Conference 2020, Houston

The Smart Systems Group will be represented at the Offshore Technology Conference 2020, following the acceptance of a technical paper advancing seminal work in non-invasive sensing of applied loads in geomaterials via millimetre-wave radar. Working in collaboration with the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, also at Heriot-Watt University, Jamie Blanche will present “Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave […]


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Congratulations to Dr. Andoni and SSG Team for AAMAS 2020 Paper Acceptance

The Smart Systems Group team are proud to announce the publication of research led by Dr. Merlinda Andoni at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems. “Strategic Decision-Making for Power Network Investments with Distributed Renewable Generation” represents one of 186 (23% of works submitted for publication) that were accepted as full papers, so […]


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ICSRS Rome 2019

The 4th International Conference on System Reliability and Safety (ICSRS) was held in Rome, Italy this November. Jenny Lantair, a PhD student from the Smart Systems Group represented a number of researchers in their work on the operator’s perception of safety and reliability in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), in the UK. Their research examined the […]


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Dr. Xingyu Zhao at ISSRE

Dr. Xingyu Zhao presented work on assessing the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles through the use of on the road testing at the 30th International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE). He was part of a team of our Smart Systems Group researchers here at Heriot-Watt University, as well as colleagues from University of […]


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Wenshuo Tang attends IEEE OCEANS

Smart Systems Group Research Associate, Wenshuo Tang, attended IEEE OCEANS in Seattle in October 2019 to present two publications. Wenshuo’s research focuses on the application of advanced machine learning techniques in asset health management and prognostics in different energy systems. IEEE OCEANS is a bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, […]


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Low Carbon and Networks Innovation Conference 2019

Professor David Flynn was invited to talk at the 2019 LCN conference at the end of October. He introduced the challenges and opportunities of Big Data analytics in our energy infrastructure. Emphasising the value in close partnership between industry and academia in order to accelerate the innovation cycle required to address the climate emergence challenges.


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