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.
An international consortium of institutions in the UK, Spain, and the Canary Islands is building an enormous four-meter wide telescope driven by robotics.
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Today, almost every major industry benefits from some kind of automation. But what is stopping even more automation across industries in the next few years?
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The interdisciplinary research field of robotics has captured the public imagination since the first descriptions of automata appeared.
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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.
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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.