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
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.