Design Research Workshop.

[Skunk-Works #2] Automatik:

Date: Monday 17 December 2018

Time: 10:00-16:00

Location: Design Lab, 2nd floor Roland Levinsky Building.

As with the previous Skunk-Works, this workshop will explore key aspects of the UK’s Industrial Strategy as framework for individual/group research activities within the Design Area. The workshop will focus on a practical engagement with the new Automation Call for the South West Creative Technology Network:

Automation is changing the way we live. It is increasingly important within the creative industries as well as manufacturing, retail, financial services, and healthcare, to name just a few sectors. Automation could be seen as the ‘quiet’ revolution – working in the background to assist in creative processes, gradually transforming agriculture through robotics, or re-imagining how we search the internet.

The aim of this workshop is to:

  • enlighten participants to contemporary issues and practicalities of Automation.
  • provide a brief but accessible hands-on experience of AI and Robotic systems
  • enable insights to how these processes can inform individual research practices
  • discuss issues around Intellectual Property within collaborative academic/industrial research
  • provide a platform for discussion around academic/industrial knowledge exchange
  • provide first-hand accounts of the SWCTN fellowship experience.