Electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics in extreme environments

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to develop electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP) devices, components and/or sub-systems for robotics and AI (RAI) operations. Solutions must be capable of surviving and operating in extreme and challenging environments.

This competition is focused on ESP as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) RAI for Extreme and Challenging Environments Challenge.

The aim is to encourage R&D investment in ESP enabled robotics capabilities made in the UK.

Your proposal must demonstrate a thorough understanding of whole system design requirements for RAI in extreme environments. It must include mission-specific performance and regulatory targets, and show an understanding of the challenge in RAI systems in extreme environments, including the market specifically addressed in your proposal.

More information is available here. The competition closes Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 12pm.