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Full list of Sponsors confirmed for SciRoc 2021

We are thrilled to announce our full list of sponsors who join us for the 2nd edition of our Smart Cities Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) that will take place in Bologna, Italy in September. A special thanks to Università di Bologna, Fondazione Alma Mater and Fondazione Innovazione Urbana who have partnered with us on the 2021 […]

Annual SHARP conference ‘Moving Texts: From Discovery to Delivery’ (26-30.07.2021)

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) will meet virtually in Münster, Germany, from July 26 to 30, 2021. Over 400 delegates will be attending to discuss research in the field of book history, broadly understood. The theme of this year’s annual conference “Moving Texts: From Discovery to Delivery” has inspired […]

Our 2021 SciRoc Teams Are Confirmed!

Our call for registration is now closed and we’re thrilled to share the list of our 2021 participating teams. 16 international teams will join us to compete in the 2nd edition of our SciRoc Challenge. Given the year it’s been, and the difficulty and uncertainty around travel and making plans, teams have been offered the […]

International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference (23-26.05.2021)

The Open University READ-IT colleagues Dr. Francesca Benatti and Dr. Alessio Antonini will attend the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature Conference, 23-26 June 2021. They will present the paper “Into the Macroscope: Systematic integration of micro- and macro-scale study of digital reading”, as part of panel E-Reading: Reading and researching with digital […]

Full registration for SciRoc 2021 is now open!

Full registration for SciRoc 2021 is now open! Teams can register via our online form. The deadline for registration is Tuesday 15th June, 2021 and all qualifying teams will be announced the following week. The second edition of our Smart City Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) will take place in the beautiful city of Bologna, Italy from the 6th – […]

PAL Robotics confirmed as Platinum Sponsors of the SciRoc event!

We’re thrilled to announce that PAL Robotics will sponsor the SciRoc event for the second year running! PAL played a huge role in the 1st edition of our Smart Cities Robotics Challenge held in Milton Keynes, in September 2019. View the full video from this event here. PAL Robotics will sponsor the 2nd edition of […]

Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

SMART CITIES ROBOTICS CHALLENGE (SCIROC) 2021 : Call for interest now open! Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021. After the outstanding success of our first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge in Milton Keynes, UK, in which we estimate to have shown the state of the art in European robotics to around 650,000 people, we’re now seeking participants […]

Successful Conclusion to the MK:5G Project

A final virtual consortium meeting celebrated the successful conclusion of the MK:5G project, a flagship city initiative centred around the deployment of 5G technologies in Milton Keynes. In particular, MK:5G has deployed a dedicated 5G infrastructure for the city and an associated Data Exchange facility. KMi’s contribution to the project centers on the design and implementation of […]

E04: Delivery of Emergency Medicines

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. Delivery of medicines to isolated persons and accompany to medical centre. A medicine is ordered by a person in Bologna that cannot go out […]

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

The 2nd Smart City event is set to take place this coming September in Bologna, Italy. This year, the challenge will be focused around the theme of ‘Smart Inclusion’ and, as with our first SciRoc event, will be divided into a series of episodes, each consisting of a task to be performed through addressing specific […]