B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature, M.St. English Language and Literature
Ben Pilkington is a freelance writer who is interested in society and technology. He enjoys learning how the latest scientific developments can affect us and imagining what will be possible in the future.
Since completing graduate studies at Oxford University in 2016, Ben has reported on developments in computer software, the UK technology industry, digital rights and privacy, industrial automation, IoT, AI, additive manufacturing, sustainability, and clean technology.
Ben is happiest on a bicycle, loves sleeping in a tent or under the stars, and can’t function properly without coffee.
For Earth Day 2022, we explore the days artificial intelligence is helping to protect the future of our planet.
As datasets grow, so does the task of analyzing them. Here, we discuss how AI can help with processing this wealth of information.
Monitoring coral reefs’ degrading health is an essential task for environmental science, but it is still technically difficult. Learn about how robotics can help.
Robotics and industrial automation enable nuclear power plants to operate – and decommission – safely.
Automation in food analysis is growing for similar reasons, but it will also see growth due to increased food safety regulations and improving technology.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has come to bear on many of our responses to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), and will continue to help us tackle future pandemics
A consortium of UK engineering and robotics companies and researchers launched an advanced robot for hazardous environment maintenance: Connect-R.
A new method has been developed that could drastically improve imaging capacity for industrial autonomous vehicles and robots.
A Singapore-based health and robotics technology company, Fourier Intelligence, released the world’s first three-dimensional back-drivable robot, suitable for the robotic rehabilitation of stroke patients.
Multinational technology corporation IBM calculated that 72% of business leaders cited fraud as a growing concern in the last year. AI has become the leading tool for fighting fraud, but it can still be improved upon.
Mining brings about risk and danger with falling rocks, entrapment, and fire endangering the safety of workers on a regular basis.
Learn more about how the use of micro-robotics in ocean exploration could be the future of understanding life on both distant planetary objects like Jupiter's moons, and reveal how life began on Earth.
Discover Cavitar’s welding cameras that can be used in a variety of situations to offer high-quality visualization of the welding processes.
This page discusses Celera Motion’s Capitan Series to their line of premium performance Ingenia servo drives.
This page details the capabilities of the TeraRanger Evo Mini, a single- and multi-pixel capability in one sensor.