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´╗┐Practical Applications of Raspberry-Pi

Date Wednesday 06 Dec 2017
Time 18:00 - for a 18:30 start
Free to BCS members and students, refreshments available
Speaker

Prof. Jim Hunter and Nicholas Runcie

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Location Room N342, RGU, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Bus numbers 1 or 2, car parking is available on site during the evening.
Abstract

The Raspberry-Pi computer is small, affordable and remarkably powerful. We discuss various practical applications, and the approaches to programming it and downloading software. Jim Hunter describes his experiences in building a web server. Nicholas will describe other applications and give a demo. We want this to be a forum for members to share their experience and insights into the strengths and weaknesses of this remarkable little computer.


BIM: Constructing the Digital Future

Date Thursday 16 Nov 2017
Time 18:00 - for a 18:30 start
Free admission, refreshments available
Speaker

Dr. Stuart Chalmers, Director of Digital, BRE (The Building Research Establishment)

About the speaker

Previously he worked for several years for RIBA as a Research Officer in the BIM area, and was the RIBA representative on the Construction Project Information Committee (CPI). Stuart has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Aberdeen.

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Location Room N309, RGU, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Car parking is available on site during the evening.
Abstract

The UK construction industry is undergoing a digital revolution, and Building Information Modelling (BIM), the processes and technologies involved in creating and managing data across the lifecycle of a construction project, is at the heart of this.

The UK Government has a key objective of reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%, and central to this is the adoption of BIM technologies.

This talk will introduce the concept of BIM, describe the key problems BIM is trying to solve, the drivers for this digital revolution, and the initiatives underway in the UK and Internationally. It will explain some of the key technologies and principles, and how data and information modelling plays a critical part in this.

We will also look to the future of BIM and beyond, introducing the UK government's "Digital Built Britain" initiative to integrate BIM into smart cities, cyber and physical security and sensors through the Internet of Things.


BCS Aberdeen AGM 2017 followed by a talk on Robotic Technology Enabling Healthcare in Scotland

Date Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
Time 18:00 - for a 18:30 start
Free admission
Speaker

Dr Katie Maclure

About the speaker

Dr Katie Maclure is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer with the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at Robert Gordon University. A former lecturer in computing, Dr MacLure's general research interests are in the areas of ehealth, digital literacy, pharmacy practice and research methods. Katie is a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS; Education Liaison Officer, Aberdeen branch), Pharmaceutical Scientist member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (SRPharmS), registered with the Association of Internet Researchers and member of the Digital Health Institute.

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Location Room N310, RGU, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Car parking is available on site during the evening.
Abstract

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our AGM is an important opportunity to influence plans for future talks and events and also to JOIN THE COMMITTEE. As usual, we are particularly keen to recruit new members from an industrial background. If you wish to join us please COME EARLY and make yourself known to Jon Tyler, Norman Bain or Peter Gray during the coffee period from 6 pm.


ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY ENABLING HEALTHCARE IN SCOTLAND

Ubiquitous technology underpins healthcare in Scotland. Increasingly robotics is being adopted for medicines management, surgical procedures, hospital logistics and even care of the elderly in their own homes. How far can we or should we go in removing the human touch?

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