Lloyd's Register Foundation We were delighted to receive funding from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation to support our Future Debates series on Robotics and Autonomous Systems. In March 2016, Lloyd’s Register Foundation invited input into a consultation on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) to help guide their future funding in this subject area. RAS has been identified by the foundation as a key technology that impacts on its core objectives. The British Science Association wants to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over science’s role in their lives, their local economy, and the UK’s future. We organised, in partnership with our branches and other organisations, a series of Future Debates across the UK, to enable local people to discuss Robotics and Autonomous Systems and how they feel it will affect them and their communities.