Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 71 articles for: Nanotechnology and Engineering

The automation of dairy farms

The automation of dairy farms

Geoff Watts and John Baines

Robotiic milking is not a new innovation but the systems are increasingly being adopted by UK dairy farms and are now being engineered to do more than just milk cows.

Issue 72
Communicating with outer space

Communicating with outer space

Richard Gray and Nick James

BAE Systems Intermediate Frequency Modem System enabled signals from the Rosetta spacecraft to be decoded on Earth, accurately tracking the distance and speed of the craft.

Issue 70

Assuring safety and security in RAS, The future of energy storage

Martyn Thomas CBE FREng and Dr Jill Cainey

Professor David Lane CBE FREng rightly emphasises the need to build public trust in these systems (‘Robotics and autonomous systems – affecting everything that moves’, Ingenia 67).

Issue 68
Against the tide

Against the tide

Geoff Watts and Daniel Sharp

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s new Shannon-class lifeboat has been designed and manufactured to be faster, safer and more manouverable than existing vessels

Issue 68

Robotics and autonomous systems - affecting everything that moves

Professor David Lane CBE FREng

A revolution in smart machines will affect all sectors of the UK economy and our personal lives. The UK has made a promising start but Professor David Lane CBE FREng argues there is more to do

Issue 67
Building Britain's biggest warships

Building Britain's biggest warships

Richard Gray and Martin Douglass

Construction of two new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, the largest ever in Britain, is the most ambitious shipbuilding project attempted in the UK

Issue 67
Precision farming

Precision farming

Professor Richard Godwin FREng

Professor Richard Godwin FREng explains how these initiatives can combine accuracy and control of field operations with an ability to sense the state of crops, leading to increased efficiency and yields.

Issue 64
Bringing electronic controls to hydraulics

Bringing electronic controls to hydraulics

Michael Kenward OBE

Michael Kenward OBE talked to Dr Niall Caldwell, Managing Director of Artemis, about the company’s engineering progress and its business success.

Issue 64
Autonomous systems

Autonomous systems

John Pullin

John Pullin, a freelance technology writer, summarises the issues presented at the event and other work in this area.

Issue 64
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