Italy’s ambassador meets Manchester robots during official tour
Inigo Lambertini, Italy’s Ambassador to the UK, was welcomed by a group of robots during an official visit to The University of Manchester.
Mr Lambertini encountered the smart bots during an introduction to the Manchester Centre for Robotics and AI, which specialises in applying state-of-the-art AI technologies into the design of robots and autonomous systems for real world applications.
The ambassador and his team – including Matteo Corradini from the Italian Consul in Manchester – were shown a number of advanced devices, ranging from humanoid robots that are designed to engage with people to highly resilient machines intended for use in hazardous environments like nuclear decommissioning.
It was a great pleasure to welcome Mr Lambertini to our campus and for him to see our robot demonstrations first-hand. He was clearly impressed with the diversity of our applications in robotics – and their advanced capabilities with the adoption of AI technologies.
The diplomatic visit to the robotics centre was part of a wider engagement with Greater Manchester, including a meeting with a senior University delegation led by Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor, Luke Georghiou.
In a separate engagement, Mr Lambertini and his delegation also met Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester.