Robots operating in pipes, on lamp posts, flying over power lines and on train tracks will be key to identifying future infrastructure issues, saving money and keeping countries efficient.

In the last 60 years mankind has come to rely on the wonder-cure of antibiotics to solve a multitude of ills by inhibiting disease-causing bacteria and curing potentially fatal infections.

A University delegation is focussing on significant education and research partnerships with businesses and academics in India, as well as encouraging its students to study in Leeds.

Three University of Leeds professors have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in recognition of their significant contribution to the field.

Robots rarely get a good press. They’re either turning rogue, trying to control the human race as in The Matrix, or wreaking a path of destruction to kill the hero in Will Smith’s I, Robot.