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White papers

Building Trustworthiness in Carbon Data to Achieve Net-Zero Across the Life of Highway Assets

Dr Jinying Xu, Dr Kristen MacAskill, and Mr Francesco De Toma

The decarbonisation of the transportation sector is critical to achieving a Net Zero Economy. PAS2080:2023 provides an overarching guidance for carbon management in infrastructure and buildings, but does not extend to covering how the underlying collection, sharing, reporting, and analysis of carbon data takes place. Data trustworthiness issues emerge from stakeholders often relying on obtaining data from others, using different methods and systems. This whitepaper addresses the data trustworthiness issues, identifies its four key pillars and key success factors, and discusses how technology can help. It sets the scene for developing a standardised carbon data model and calls the engagement of value chain stakeholders.

Review papers

Soft touchless sensors and touchless sensing for soft robots

Chapa Sirithunge, Huijiang Wang and Fumiya Iida, Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

doi: 10.3389/frobt.2024.1224216

Conference papers

A carbon data trustworthiness framework for the construction sector

Jinying Xu and Kristen MacAskill, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom,

Conference: 2023 European Conference on Computing in Construction and the 40th International CIB W78 Conference


Soft robotic tactile perception of softer objects based on learning of spatiotemporal pressure patterns

Tetsushi Nonaka , Arsen Abdulali , Chapa Sirithunge , Kieran Gilday and Fumiya Iida

2023 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), April 2023

DOI: 10.1109/RoboSoft55895.2023.10121950

The Xeno-Tongue Gripper: Granular Jamming Suction Cup with Bellow-driven Self-Morphing

Kieran Gilday, Ryman Hashem, Arsen Abdulali, and Fumiya Iida

2023 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), April 2023

DOI: 10.1109/RoboSoft55895.2023.10121982

Effect of SAPs and polypropylene fibres on the freeze-thaw resistance of low carbon roller compacted concrete pavement

Vahid Afroughsabet, and Abir Al-Tabbaa

SMARTINCS’23 Conference on Self-Healing, Multifunctional and Advanced Repair Technologies in Cementitious Systems, March 2023