(Un)plugging Data in Smart City-Regions

By: Professor Michael Keith and Dr Igor Calzada, University of Oxford On 14 November 2016 the Urban Transformations programme, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), brought together a range of academics and practitioners from across Europe for a knowledge exchange event on smart cities. This workshop, which took place at the Centre … Continue reading “(Un)plugging Data in Smart City-Regions”

Co-living with robots in a care home

By: Agnete Petersen, Visiting Student, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing Social robots are not something most people encounter in their everyday life and especially not in the UK. Yet, robots seem to be a subject of great interest, and a phenomenon so ubiquitous within popular culture and science fiction that it might seem inevitable that … Continue reading “Co-living with robots in a care home”

Innovative use of tech to enhance museum visits for blind and partially sighted visitors

By: University of Oxford Going to a museum, whether it be a small local exhibit or one of the most famous museums in the world should be a fascinating exploration of knowledge, wonder and discovery. But for the 2 million people in the UK who are blind or partially sighted, this experience can be significantly … Continue reading “Innovative use of tech to enhance museum visits for blind and partially sighted visitors”