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Satisficing Trust in Human-Robot Teams
Is it possible to develop and measure the levels of trust needed in robots and humans, so that such teams behave in a trustworthy manner both in terms of functionality as well as within legal, ethical, and operational constraints?
Post Pandemic Futures
How might we imagine and experiment with hybrid technologies and activities as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic? A collaboration with Knowle West Media Centre.
Marriage of physical and digital prototyping worlds
How can we bring the digital and physical worlds together in design, empowering everyone to create better products, faster and for less?
Attracting digital talent to telecoms
We are working to understand the specific digital skills needs of telecoms employers, and to generate evidence on the potential barriers and enablers to meeting these graduate recruitment needs.
History of innovation in BDFI's home
We commissioned a social and industrial history of our new home in Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, 'A history of Bristol Gasworks' (June 2022)
Gambling Harms Research
Pioneering new Gambling Harms Research Centre launched at University of Bristol to build greater understanding and evidence around the growing and diverse impact of gambling harms.
ESRC Centre for Sociodigital Futures
This successful £10m bid will establish a new international Centre for research and collaboration to explore the interplay between social change and digital technologies.
Addressing challenges in end to end multi-domain networks
Architectural and technological challenges for deploying end-to-end O-RAN multi-domain (private-public) interoperable network solutions.
New supplier ecosystem for Open RAN vision
The Proteus project will instigate fundamental breakthroughs by developing an entirely new supplier ecosystem to implement the Open RAN strategic diversification vision.
Has COVID-19 widened the digital divide?
Digital inequality was already pervasive pre-pandemic, but the nationwide closure of shared spaces – offices, libraries, schools, and more – means our reliance on digital technology is greater than ever.
Making sense of artificial intelligence
How can we make the seemingly impenetrable world of machine learning and automated decision-making more intelligible for the general public?
Translating 5G research into economic impact
Cutting-edge connectivity is about a lot more than faster download speeds.5G infrastructure can help industries like logistics bring substantial rewards to our region.
Understanding post Covid human security with Korea
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the UK and South Korea are collaborating on research to understand and explore issues of critical human security and public policy challenges in a post-COVID world.
Helping digital culture inspire healthy ageing
Social and cultural participation contributes to longer, healthier lives. But only 13.5% of over-75s take part in cultural activities. Can digital technology improve uptake?
Connecting the world’s leading digital research centres
The pace and scale of change in digital technology demands major intercontinental collaboration if we’re to ensure an equitable digital future for all.