Science Minister returns to Bristol to open new Robotics Lab
Rt Hon David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science came back to Bristol yesterday to launch the Bristol Robotics Lab – the largest in the UK and a joint initiative between the University of the West of England and University of Bristol, both Science Park partners.
Mr Willetts said: "Robotics has a whole host of everyday applications, from helping our ageing population to improving manufacturing processes. Bristol Robotics Laboratory will bring together the best expertise from the industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be world leading in this fascinating and exciting area of science.
In his remarks the Minister commented on the impressive diversity and depth of research activities in the Bristol region, which he had observed during previous visits. He also reminded the audience that he had opened the Science Park, recalling the newly chosen street name Dirac Crescent, named after one of the nation’s most eminent scientists, Dr. Paul Dirac.