Welcome to our Products Campaign website.

The Horizon Products Campaign is the third in the series, developed in collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Smart Products Beacon, and fusing Horizon’s personal data agenda with the design manufacture and use of products. We have developed three projects to communicate clear everyday stories and to provoke deeper thinking and discussion about the future of smart products.

Food Design for Future Dining (FD)2


Industrial Co-bots Understanding Behaviour (I-CUBE)


Human Robot Collaboration for Allergen-Aware Factory Cleaning

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Welcome to our Products Campaign website.


Horizons Product Campaign supports growth of new research to enable a fundamental transformation of the nature of products and how they are made, enabling industry to make smarter products in smarter ways.   

Targeting business sectors that traditionally revolve around different kinds of physical products, key sectors will include the world of FastMoving Consumer Goods (FMCG) – the packaged commodities including food, that pass through our lives in great volumes, and their relations to digital appliances as well as the emerging area of global food security.



My internship on the RoboClean project – Jane Slinger

My internship with the RoboClean team involved developing a custom Alexa skill to control Neato vacuum cleaners by voice. This will enable further development to link with the voice interface if required, as the other aspects of the project involve web systems and multi-agent systems. I also helped run a study to find out how …

I-CUBE call for Participants

We are looking for participants for the I-CUBE project’s first study, taking place at the School of Computer Science, this November on Jubilee Campus. This initial call is for employees of the University and members of the public, more generally. We will make a separate call for student participants. All participants need to be 18 years old or over. If you are interested …

Charlotte Gray shares her experiences of working on RoboClean

I was introduced to the RoboClean project at Horizon whilst interning with the Advanced Data Analysis Centre. The project investigates the ways in which end-users interact with a robot vacuum cleaner and how a robot responds to user utterances; the aim being to inform its effective design and use within food factories. I was invited …


Please contact us at:

Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham (Jubilee Campus), Nottingham Geospatial Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU.

Telephone: 0115 8232554

Email: Horizon@nottingham.ac.uk