Sensors and Big Data in Robotics

Aims for the day:

Cambridge Big Data and CamBridgeSense Strategic Research Initiatives, and the British Antarctic Survey, are holding a networking day to consider the current state-of-the art in the interlinking fields of robotics, sensors and big data, the challenges for the future, and to spark potential collaborations by bringing together people with a range of interests and expertise.

CamBridgeSense and Cambridge Big Data are networks linking hundreds of academics across the University of Cambridge and beyond, as well as companies, to facilitate potential research collaborations. The new Aurora Innovation Centre at British Antarctic Survey has a focus on technologies for extreme environments with a keen interest in robotics, autonomous devices and big data.

The day will include presentations from industry, showcasing Innovate UK projects in these fields; an overview of the new robotics hubs and their visions; industry and academic keynotes setting the scene of current capabilities; at the end of the day a keynote speaker articulating the challenges for the future.

We expect this event to be oversubscribed and so ask applicants to tell us in one or two sentences how they would benefit from attending.

Local Organising Committee:

Dr Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley FRSB (British Antarctic Survey)

Dr Oliver Hadeler (CamBridgeSense)

Mr Michael Simmons (Cambridge Big Data)

Registration Information:

Academic Attendees:

Registration for Academic Attendees is FREE but essential as places are limited. Please complete Registration HERE.

Industry and Other Non-Academic Partners:

There is a Registration Fee of £80 for Industry Partners (reduced to £40 for SMEs).  The Registration Fee includes admission to all seminars, copy of the programme, lunch, refreshments and a wine reception. Other meals or accommodation are not included.

Once you have completed your online Registration HERE, please complete your online payment and email a copy of your payment confirmation or reference number to

Industry and Non-Academic Partners Payment here.

Industry and Non-Academic Parners – SME Payment here.


Deadline for all registrations will be on Sunday 26th November 2017, 23:55PM


Call for Abstracts:

We are now inviting submissions for poster contributions. Abstracts accepted from the whole research community, including Industry and Research Groups.

Please submit your Abstract here.

Deadline for abstract submissions will be Sunday 12th November 2017, 23:55PM

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