Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

60 articles found

AI-powered avatars should be embraced in gaming New study finds gamers would welcome a human-like avatar which can think, act and interact with the gamer to improve their performance

06 April 2021 3 min read

The gaming industry should embrace the use of AI-powered avatars to enhance gamers’ experience, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

A person's hands using a games console

University plays part in nationwide battery research The funding will support the University’s research on battery modelling

31 March 2021 3 min read

Scientists – including a team at the University of Portsmouth - will receive £22.6m funding for a nationwide battery technology project that aims to transform the UK energy landscape.

An electric car on charge

Drone swarms to inspect wind turbines New £1.6 million project to develop an autonomous fleet of drones for offshore wind farm inspection.

15 March 2021 5 min read

A swarm of drones might soon take the place of humans dangling on a rope to do routine close-up safety inspections of offshore wind turbines.

Offshore wind turbines

Online exhibition showcases success of PONToon project

25 February 2021 3 min read

An immersive online exhibition has launched, marking the culmination of the PONToon project

woman using digital technology in collective futures workshop

Mega microscope will help protect maritime history New funding will help care for some of the most important collections associated with UK maritime heritage

25 January 2021 4 min read

Nearly £100K of funding has been awarded to scientists to help ensure that Tudor warship the Mary Rose and other historic ships at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - as well as related artefacts such as boots, cannons and gold coins - are protected for years to come.

The wreck of the Mary Rose

A robotic revolution for urban nature Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

07 January 2021 3 min read

International research, involving over 170 experts including Dr Heather Rumble from the University of Portsmouth looked at how drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife

Man holding drone in a field

Robots could replace real therapy dogs A new paper, published today, has found that robotic animals may be a better alternative to real-life therapy dogs

10 December 2020 5 min read

Robotic animals could be the ‘pawfect’ replacement for our real-life furry friends, a new study published today by the University of Portsmouth has found.

Robot MiRo and therapy dog Tallulah

Portsmouth expert discusses renewable energy A podcast with renewable energy expert Dr Amitava Roy

01 December 2020 1 min read

With renewable energy use predicted to grow, we talk to University of Portsmouth expert Dr Amitava Roy about the different types of renewable energy, how it can be used to combat climate change and the UK government’s pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Solar panels

University plays role in developing space sector The project will set a strategy for growing the space industry in the local area.

25 November 2020 4 min read

The University of Portsmouth is set to play a role in developing the multi-billion pound space sector in the local area, thanks to a national initiative.

Ocean clouds seen from space

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