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Robotics & AI

From Healthcare to Legaltech, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies that can be applied in many sectors. The extensive industrial and academic research base in the UK can support both the national and global markets in addressing key challenges impacting societies today.

Our goal is to help you form powerful collaborations across the Robotics and AI communities in the UK, and turn your ambitious ideas into real-world solutions. We use our deep expertise and diverse connections to offer you direct support, and link you to relevant funding opportunities and potential partners.

Our current focus in this area

AI

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence are significant globalised technologies applicable to every sector. The UK’s extensive industrial and academic research base has immense potential to impact on home and global markets.

AI for Services

Services – including legal, accounting and insurance – account for almost 80% of the UK economy. Financial and professional services alone are worth £190 billion and employ 2.2 million, so it is vital that we ensure these are primed for the future.

 

AI in Health

The application of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the field of health represents a major opportunity for the UK. AI is a powerful tool that can be applied across industry sectors to solve specific challenges. The application of these tools in Health requires a mutual understanding between the AI and Health communities.

Intelligent Systems

The Intelligent Systems Team applies their deep expertise to create a better, fairer and more resilient economy, utilising the capabilities of machines to perceive and respond to the world around them. This includes anything from surgical robots in healthcare, to drones flying over fields with AI enabled cameras to analyse images and implement solutions in near-real time.

Robotics

Whilst robotics has traditionally been used for repeat operations in high-volume manufacturing, advances in artificial intelligence and other component technologies are opening a myriad of exciting possibilities for more varied and complex applications.

Funding Opportunities

Robotics for a more resilient future: R&D strand

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million in ISCF grant funding for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This strand is for industrial research and experimental development with project size of £75,000 to £500,000.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 20/11/2020

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Robotics for a more resilient future: feasibility strand

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million in ISCF grant funding for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This strand is for feasibility studies with a project size of £25,000 to £100,000.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 20/11/2020

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CivTech Sprint Challenge: Explainable AI

How can technology be used to create scalable, repeatable approaches to the development of explainable and ethical Artificial Intelligence solutions for the Public Sector, starting with Police Scotland?

Opens: 05/10/2020 Closes: 27/10/2020

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Events

Fri
9
Oct
2020

AI at the Edge: Digital Industry

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Thu
8
Oct
2020

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI) Innovation Network: Using RAI to support waste management

15.00 - 17.00 | Online

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Tue
20
Oct
2020

ISCF Robotics for a More Resilient Future: Competition Briefing

13.30 - 15.30 | Online

Recording coming soon

News

16.06.2020

Robotics effort addressing agricultural labour gap

KTN is involved in a UK agri-food consortium formed to address agricultural labour shortages by accelerating the use of robotics and automation

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16.09.2020

Robotics for a Safer World – Learn more about ISCF funded Robotics & AI Projects

Find out more about this ISCF funded programme, the robotics & AI in development and which organisations are involved.

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