Multi-million-pound boost for next generation robotics technologies as robotics week comes to an end
Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced a £5 million challenge, to encourage UK companies and academics to develop robotic innovations.
The challenge will encourage UK businesses and academic institutions to work together to develop new and novel uses for robotics and autonomous systems across different industry sectors. The competition has been devised by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Speaking at the end of EPSRC’s robotics week, Johnson says: “The UK is a world leader in advanced robotic technologies that promise to transform so many aspects of our lives. Through this £5 million competition we will build UK expertise in robotic and autonomous systems and open up new opportunities for innovative businesses and economic growth.” [Read more…] about UK science minister pledges £5 million to robotics