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Digital, Electronic, Control and Electrical Engineering

Vertical Aerospace Making Air Travel Personal, On Demand and Carbon Free

Development of electric Urban VTOL aircraft over 3 prototypes

4th Teesside Area Tech Talk: Net Zero, Real One's

In this fourth Teesside Tech Talk, hosted by members of the IMechE's Teessside Area Panel and the Institution of Power Engineers (IPowerE), engineers will hear about two large scale net zero projects being developed on Teesside. David Few, Project Director, Innogy will give a talk on the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm sited on Dogger Bank, which will connect to the National Grid in Teesside and is the largest renewable project in the North East of England. Then Colin McGill, Project Director, Net Zero Teesside will give a talk on NZT’s Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) project, based in Teesside in the North East of England. In partnership with local industry and with committed, world class partners, it aims to decarbonise a cluster of carbon-intensive businesses by as early as 2030.

3rd Teesside Panel Tech Talk: Environmentally Sustainable Technologies

In this video the Institution's Teesside Area Panel hosted their 3rd Tech Talk event, focussing on environmentally sustainable technologies from Anemoi Marine Technologies and JDR Cables. Nick Contopoulos from Anemoi Marine Technologies will talk about the Flettner rotor and the work Anemoi have undertaken in developing and proving a design while Siobhan Doole from JDR Cables will talk about the design and development of the subsea cables in which JDR is a world leader, manufacturing systems for wind farms around the world. This is a recording of a webinar that took place on 12 May 2020.

How automation and robotics will change how factories operate

Dr Emma Rushforth, Senior Teaching Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group, discusses the latest research on automation and robotics.

Keeping your AIs on the road

How do autonomous vehicles perceive the world? What are the different technologies that are currently in use and what might the future hold? This webinar is a high level look at the different sensors used on autonomous vehicles today with simulated demonstrations and discussion of the challenges and opportunities for the future. The presentation covers: A thorough overview of the technology enabling autonomous vehicles, The current capabilities of autonomous systems, The key challenges facing engineers. Learn about developments in sensors and simulation technology for a glimpse at the future of the autonomous vehicle industry. Understand the mechanical engineering considerations to take into account when using these state-of-the-art sensors.

The Climate Cost of Data

Listen to this webinar to hear a detailed overview of the current landscape, key challenges facing those operating data centres and how organisations are working to ensure the sustainable future for an always-connected world, led by Michael Reid, Engineering Director at Solar Polar. Data centres are the linchpins of our modern world, providing the services and websites to stay connected during our daily online lives. The move to cloud-based computing, including offsite backups and remote data processing, together with the rise of online streaming services has also increased this demand. However, the unseen climate cost associated with maintaining these is enormous, with computer hardware and associated cooling infrastructure using up to 2% of electricity worldwide* - that's more electricity than that consumed by dozens of the poorest countries in the world combined. With this figure only set to rise, along with the associated heat and greenhouse gases produced, Big Data has become an ever growing energy black hole. This is a recording of a webinar that took place on 2 March 2020.

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