Minister of State for Universities and Science sees world-leading mobile robotics research at first-hand
Jo Johnson said: ‘We are committed to securing the UK’s position as a world leader in science and innovation. This new funding builds on our protection for science spending by supporting research in our world-leading universities and helping to train the science leaders of tomorrow.’
Julie Dequaire, a second year DPhil student at MRG, commented: ‘It is an incredible opportunity for me to be here… it is great to see how dynamic robotics is in the UK. We have robotics that can easily adapt in the real world and that is something we are very lucky to have. This is why we need this kind of funding to keep that up.’
The Department’s Professor of Information Engineering, Paul Newman, said: ‘This kind of money is vital for the nation in the next decade in terms of developing in areas of science and engineering. It’s a great show of the Government to do this, it’s all part of backing the nation to be technology leaders.’
During his visit to Oxford in February Jo Johnson also spent time at the University's Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Hub.
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