Richard Williams

Richard Williams is a fellow and vice president of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is a professor and vice chancellor at Heriot-Watt University with academic research interests in energy systems, chemical and mineral engineering and sensors. Williams was a co-author of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences report into the future of energy storage technologies and policy. He has interests in radical innovation.

Why Drones Delivering Packages in Cities Won’t Take Off

The practical reality of using drones in cities remains far away and is getting ever more distant. You may have gasped with disbelief the first time you saw a photograph of a drone home-delivering a box from Amazon or cakes from a bakery or carrying a bag of chips. Until recently, this was the stuff of science fiction. Your initial reaction was probably: “Amazing … but will it ever take... Continue Reading

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