UKRI’s ‘Robots for a safer world challenge’ comes to an end.
This challenge, with an investment of up to £112 million, focused on research and innovation in advanced robotics and autonomous systems. This was supported by over £500 million of industry-matched funding into our community.
Over the past five years we’ve shown that robots can take on tasks that are:
The challenge also addressed new needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as robotic sanitising of care facilities.
The ARISE (Autonomous Robotic InSpEction) mining robot project, which Sundance were part of, was one of the many projects that received investment as part of the challenge.
In the video, Andrew Tyrer, challenge director, explains more about the ‘robots for a safer world’ challenge.
Information on the projects and companies funded by the robots for a safer world challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The ‘robots for a safer world’ challenge focused on research and innovation in advanced robotics and autonomous systems. It aimed to create a safer working world for humans by taking them out of extreme environments such as places that are difficult or dangerous for humans to access.
Since 2017 the robots for a safer world challenge has invested over £112 million in to the UK robotics and artificial intelligence industry. This directory sets out the 157 projects and 221 different companies and organisations that have received grant funding from the challenge since it began. This document acts as a record of the programme and all the projects funded since 2017 from both Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.Fullscreen Mode