Future Environments

Technology and regulation

Advancements in science and technology have revolutionised contemporary life. These developments and transformative innovations are shaping health care, communications, transportation, and the nature of work and relationships - raising complex legal, regulatory, ethical, and social questions.

Our researchers are investigating the social, legal and regulatory disruptions created by technological advances and creating new governance frameworks for ongoing future innovation.

We're addressing the need for flexible regulatory frameworks that are responsive to new technologies and developments. We're building innovative solutions where regulation is designed into the product's development.

Our research examines the privacy implications of new technology and extends legal analysis to social, individual and information security.

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Data science

We're improving the knowledge mined from data by combining mathematics, machine learning and statistical methods with information technologies.

We have an unparalleled opportunity to use data modelling to inform many areas of research, from identifying who is at greater risk of disease to understanding the impacts of climate change. We can also use big data science to capitalise on the explosion of online and linked data to help improve social systems.

We're making the most of today's data-rich information age, using strong analytical capabilities and advanced modelling and analysis tools to extract reliable knowledge.

With world-class computing and visualisation infrastructure, we're uniquely positioned to turn data into knowledge.

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Research at the intersection of robotics and computer vision aims to create a new generation of intelligent systems that can visually sense and understand real-world environments.

Developing robots that understand what they see is the key to an array of emerging applications in robotics and automation. However vision is a complex process requiring rapid and continuous feedback for control.

Robotics is a transformative technology with potential applications across a range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture and construction. Automation can transform these industries, but only if it can perform complex interactive tasks in unstructured environments.

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