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Innovation Community meetings, May 2020

04 May 2020

Now online so you can keep in touch and make new connections with people who have similar research or technology interests

During the current period of remote working across the University, it’s even more important to keep in touch and make new connections with people who have similar research or technology interests. That’s why the Research Lifecycle Programme are continuing with their monthly Innovation Community events online via Zoom.

These events provide a way for the research community and interested staff to meet and network. This month’s virtual events will feature research presentations, along with opportunity to network using Zoom’s ‘breakout rooms’ feature.

The six community meetings are open for anyone to attend:

VR @ Manchester (Thursday, 7 May, 10.30am - noon). Some thoughts on how to build the mirror world – Andrew Melchior (Third Space Agency).

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (Thursday, 7 May, 1pm – 2.30pm). Comparative robotics as a paradigm for testing an interdisciplinary theory of behaviour: Perceptual Control Theory – Dr Warren Mansell, Reader in Clinical Psychology (School of Health Sciences).

Additive Manufacturing (Thursday, 14 May, 10am – 11.30am). Featured talk TBC.

Visualisation and Imaging (Thursday, 21 May, 2pm – 3.30pm). Looking through pots and figurines: X-rays and CT scanning of ceramic objects – Dr Ina Berg, Senior Lecturer, Archaeology (School of Arts, Languages and Culture).

Drones (Thursday, 28 May, 10am – 11.30am). Condition Monitoring of High Voltage Assets – Dr Vidyadhar Peesapati, Research Fellow (School of Engineering).

Mapping and Geographic Information Systems (Thursday, 28 May, 12.30pm – 2pm). Building web-based GIS applications using open source software – Dr Kofi Owusu, Computing Officer (School of Natural Sciences).

You may also be interested in Digital Futures, the University’s interdisciplinary network operating across the whole range of the University’s digital research. Digital Futures brings together over 1,000 researchers from different disciplines across all three of the University’s faculties into multidisciplinary communities to tackle important research problems, build critical mass in new and emerging research areas and to work with external stakeholders to support Greater Manchester's ambitions as a leading digital city.