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Understanding the Potential Role of Digital Twins

The DigiTOP Project offers opportunities to realise the potential impact that emerging digital technologies can have within manufacturing and maintenance settings. Whilst there is a whole host of emerging technologies, there are a number of uncertainties in terms of efficiency and effectiveness gains. Digital Twins (DTs) are one such technology that is emerging. This blog […]

DigiTOP’s Transfer Potential to the Nuclear Industry

We expect that many of the project results in DigiTOP will be transferable from digital manufacturing to other domains. For example, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is currently involved in two large projects on using robots for nuclear decommissioning, Robotics for Nuclear Environments (RNE, https://nuclearrobots.org/) and the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR, https://www.ncnr.org.uk/). One […]

Personifying DigiTOP

On Friday, 12th October 2018, representatives from University of Nottingham, Cranfield University, and the Bristol Robotics Lab visited our DigiTOP colleagues from the Intelligent Automation Centre at Loughborough University.  Throughout the half-day meeting, we held a number of productive discussions to define specific types of work scenarios that DigiTOP research and digital innovations could be […]

Physiological Measurements of Cognitive Activity

The leading premise of the Digitop Project is that the work involved in digital manufacturing has evolved away from the physical work that is well understood in ergonomics and human factors, towards cognitive work for which we don’t have clear industry standards and safety guidelines, and where we lack knowledge of the impact of increasingly difficult cognitive […]

“we’ve got a long way to go, but we’ve taken the first steps!”

Tuesday 11th September 2018 saw our first DigiTOP partner site visit, as representatives from Loughborough University and University of Nottingham visited Manuel Giuliani at Bristol Robotics Laboratory. BRL is a really interesting, collaborative facility, with multiple Universities working together, but also space for start ups, more established companies and short term industrial feasibility studies – […]