Upcoming Publications: Preliminary Presentation

The Smart Systems Group would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche and Mr Daniel Mitchell on their recent publications which are due to be presented at the 11th annual IEEE Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference and will be held virtually between the 4th and 7th of November 2020. Asset Integrity Monitoring of Wind […]


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Research in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems for the Offshore Sector

The Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub is a research programme of a group of universities and several partners developing Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems for the offshore sector. The hubs aim is to develop research and discovery science into commercial products and services in order to support the UK offshore […]


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The Knowledge Exchange Champion Award 2019-20: Professor David Flynn

Professor David Flynn , founder and director of the smart systems group, is referenced within the Interface 2019-2020 Annual Review, as a winner of the Knowledge Exchange Champion award. This award recognises a long standing track record of leading Scottish academics with successful research impact in collaboration with industry. Prof Flynn stated “It’s an honour […]


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Technology Exploration for Security Sensing

“Concealed Weapon Detection Using Non-Contact Millimetre-Wave Sensing” lead by Dr. Jamie Blanche A research group based at Heriot-Watt University’s Smart System Group have worked in partnership with Microsense Technologies Ltd to develop a compact sensing technology to help reduce the risks associated with modern day policing. Recent reports published by the BBC News indicate that […]


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Professor David Flynn appointed as Vice-Chair of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in Scotland

Prof. Flynn takes over from former vice chair and now Chair of IET Scotland, Mr Gordon Burrows. Prof. Flynn stated that “During these challenging times it’s vital that we raise awareness about the opportunities, inclusiveness and creativity of engineering. The IET have a long standing, and ongoing commitment, to supporting communities. Personally, it’s a privilege […]


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Upcoming Publications: Acceptance of Publications to IEEE IEMCON 2020

The Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University, would like to congratulate Dr. Jamie Blanche, Daniel Mitchell and their research teams for the notification of acceptance of their publications. These papers are due to be released at the Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON) 2020. This conference will be held on the 4-7th of […]


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Student emergency support appeal

Heriot-Watt University has launched an emergency appeal to help our students. Students are seeing their studies curtailed, exams postponed, jobs cancelled and internships lost. Many students are now in severe financial hardship and are turning to the university for assistance. Heriot-Watt University has many different ways in which it looks to help students, right now […]


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