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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.

Incorporating digital features such as machine vision and machine learning equips robots with the ability to identify objects and make appropriate decisions about the actions they perform – reducing the need for remote control and fixed trajectory programming. From harvesting our food to assisting us in our homes as we grow older, intelligent robots have the potential to help address many of the key challenges impacting societies around the world today.

Our goal is to help you form powerful collaborations across the Robotics and AI community 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.

We can help organisations from any sector, large or small, that wish to develop or deploy Robotics & AI; Investors wishing to connect with high potential Robotics & AI innovation companies; Innovators developing new component technologies which can advance Robotics & AI capabilities.

Our Robotics Expert

Marie Emerson

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Funding Opportunities

KTN-iX Challenge: Robotics Platform - Generator Bolt Inspection and Tightening

Applicants are required to develop a semi or fully autonomous device that is capable to perform the inspection and bolt replacement of the generator pole shoe bolt connection on the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbine series.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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UFO (Small Flying Objects) call for proposals

UFO is seeking collaborative projects (of 2 or more SMEs) to develop innovative products and services by integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects (SFO) area i.e. Smallsats, Drones and High Altitude platform systems

Opens: 27/11/2020 Closes: 18/02/2021

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Recorded: 20th October

ISCF Robotics for a More Resilient Future: Competition Briefing

Innovate UK (as part of UK Research and Innovation) and KTN would like to invite you to join the online briefing to hear about the new ISCF Funding Competition: Robotics for a More Resilient Future, and how you can get involved. You will also have the opportunity to join a networking event on 23 October to find partners and build consortia.

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News

09.11.2020

First wave of Future Flight projects announced to negate COVID-19 impacts and deliver new aviation technologies

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced the first wave of winners from a £33.5 million investment in new aviation technologies and use of drones to combat COVID-19.

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18.11.2020

Major boost for UK robotics sector from KTN Innovation Exchange Competition

GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult announce Tethys and Aerones as winners of KTN Innovation Exchange competition.

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