The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Report

UK gender pay gap 2021

Mar 28, 2022

UK gender pay gap reporting calculates the difference between the hourly pay of men and the hourly pay of women in an organisation.

Medical Device Design
Opinion

Why the world needs digitally-connected medicine, starting right now

Mar 28, 2022

Dr Ashwini Sharan and Cambridge Consultants recently provoked debate with the release of a visionary film, ‘A day in the life of a Parkinson’s patient in 2030’, which imagined seamless therapy enabled by smart implants, surgical robotics, digital connectivity and AI. Here, Ash explains why his ambitions for the future of medicine are not just blue-sky thinking but a rallying cry for the healthcare world… 

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
empathetic squadron
Opinion

How an ‘empathetic squadron’ can accelerate adoption of uncrewed aircraft systems for commercial applications

Apr 12, 2022

Introducing the ‘empathetic squadron’ – a collaborative force of UAVs with a dynamic hierarchy of command and control, proven as a very effective method across all types of highly complex operations. We believe this model has the capacity to form an operational fleet of UAVs that is far greater than the sum of its individual parts...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital security
  • Radio systems
autonomous system development
Opinion

Is highly equivalent simulation the answer to faster autonomous system development?

Mar 21, 2022

Simulation is only as good as its approximation to the real world… its ‘equivalence’ in technical terms. We’ve been looking at how using intelligent simulation with a modular framework can deliver results faster to drive autonomous system development forward. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
Autonomous mobile robots
Vlog

Autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments

Mar 22, 2022

The world is about to experience significant progress in AI-enabled autonomous mobile systems. Could autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments open up new automation opportunities for industry?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Robots Surgical
Opinion

Should robots control accuracy and precision in surgery?

Mar 11, 2022

Philosophically speaking, should we be designing systems that autonomously control both accuracy and precision for the best outcome of the patient? Andy Savarese explores some of the deeper questions that are starting to be asked by clients – and looks ahead as the role of robotics continues to evolve.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
  • Robotics
Life Sciences Photonics
Opinion

Revolutionising health monitoring could just be the start for photonics

Mar 2, 2022

Photonics promises to revolutionise health monitoring. As Rockley Photonics expands its digital capabilities with a new class of optical sensor, Tom Watson explores the wider potential in areas such as personalised medicine – and provides insight into overcoming the key challenges that lie ahead.

  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
Commercial UAV News panel webinar - autonomous drone
Webinar

Have we (finally) achieved autonomous operations for drones?

Mar 2, 2022

Watch our panel session where we joined industry experts to explore how businesses are utilizing autonomous drones today to deliver value, and what the future of autonomy looks like.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
CPG innovation
Opinion

The insiders’ view of what’s working in CPG innovation right now

Mar 2, 2022

It’s human nature, right? The urge to share the latest news with our peers is ingrained in all of us. It’s certainly true across the inquisitive and ever competitive consumer packaged goods industry. How did company A achieve this? How did company B make that work? What exactly is company C up to? So, when we asked for insights from a bunch of very senior innovators from some of the world’s leading CPGs – or FMCGs if you prefer – almost all were partially motivated by our promise to share the findings of our research.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Medical Device Design
Opinion

Time to get emotional – my top six insights into successful medical device design

Feb 28, 2022

Six insights into successful medical device design. Designing a medical device is a challenging creative task. Not only must it be safe, reliable, easy to use and have market appeal, the device must be accepted into people’s lives and lifestyles...

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • User Experience (UX)
robotics and automation
Opinion

‘So when are the robots coming?’ Industry is ready and willing to accelerate the adoption of automation

Feb 23, 2022

All the drivers are in place. The unprecedented global labor shortage, the sky-high consumer demand, the advanced technology capabilities and the willingness of businesses and VCs to invest are all combining to transformative effect. The world is primed and ready to accelerate the adoption of robotics and automation.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
The future of IVD
Opinion

In vitro diagnostics needs seismic change to improve patient outcomes and deliver economic benefits

Feb 24, 2022

The current state of in vitro diagnostics is no longer fit for purpose. In vitro diagnostics needs seismic change to improve patient outcomes and deliver economic benefits...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors