The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Extreme Environments Expert Mission travelled to the USA in March 2019.

Innovate UK’s Global Missions Programme is one of its most important tools to support the UK’s Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Global collaborations are crucial in meeting the Industrial Strategy’s Grand Challenges and will be further supported by the launch of a new International Research and Innovation Strategy. The Global Expert Missions, led by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), play an important role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future programmes.


Robotics and AI (RAI) are critical technologies for the UK’s future economic prosperity. ‘Robotics and Autonomous Systems’ was recognised by the government as one of the ‘Eight Great Technologies’6 in 2013 to support the UK’s strengths in science, business, and research. A range of break-out technologies are associated with Robotics and Autonomous Systems in all types of applications, including extreme environments.

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The Robotics and AI in Extreme Environments Expert Mission travelled to USA in March 2019 and in the publication, KTN share the information and insights gathered during the delegation’s time there.

Read the latest Global Expert Mission Report “USA Robotics & AI in Extreme Environments 2019” here.

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