An upcoming evening lecture will explore how some of the technologies portrayed in films such as the ‘Terminator’ are boosting business performance.
The ‘Terminator’ movies highlighted the importance of sensors as the terminator robots were equipped with every kind of sensor imaginable. Robotic type sensors are increasingly being used by industry for detection, identification and designing machine safety applications.
The lecture, entitled “Laser, Camera, Action – What’s hot in industrial sensors”, is being held by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at New College on 11 December at 6:30pm. The lecture will describe and demonstrate how the latest sensor technologies are assisting with detection, identification and design of machine safety applications.
During the evening the latest product developments will be highlighted and also how optical sensors have advanced, including a demonstration of 3D sensing and vision systems. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the event, where everyone will be given the opportunity, at the end of the lecture, to relive their childhood and play with a conveyor built with Lego.
Ray Lewington, Chairman of IET’s Swindon Local Network said: “This event will highlight the importance of engineering and technology in our everyday lives and how it is used by industry. We need more young people to take up engineering and technology at school level and this is a fantastic way to show how these crucial disciplines assist in real world applications.”
The IET is helping to plug the shortage of future engineers and technicians to get excited about the more general field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The IET would like to invite existing members and volunteers to help in the promotion of engineering and technology.
To contact the IET, register for event or to volunteer, please contact Mubbisher Ahmed, Publicity Officer: email@example.com.
The lecture takes place at New College, New College Drive, Swindon, SN3 1AH on 11 December 2012, 6.30-8.30pm.