Innovate UK – Call Alert – Robotics and AI – inspect, maintain and repair in extreme environments

10 October 2018

Funding

Budget – £15m

Project size – £2m-£6m

Duration – 13

 

Industrial Research

Intervention (Small) – 70%

Intervention (Medium) – 60%

Intervention (Large) – 50%

Intervention (Research Org.) – 100%

Experimental Development

Intervention (Small) – 45%

Intervention (Medium) – 35%

Intervention (Large) – 25%

Intervention (Research Org.) – 100%

 

Scope

Robotic and artificial intelligence systems that remove humans from infrastructure inspection, maintenance and repair in extreme environments.

Final proposal must focus on solutions that:

  • Aim to make unmanned operations the standard for inspecting, maintaining and repairing physical infrastructures.
  • Operate in infrastructure types such as off-shore energy, nuclear energy, mining and space, and ideally in more than one.
  • Operate safely, efficiently, over long periods of time and without maintenance.
  • Follow all appropriate industrial standards and system engineering principles

 

Dates

21/05/18 – Competition opens

24/05/18 – Manchester briefing event

04/06/18 – London briefing event

11/07/18 – Competition closes

10/08/18 – Applicants notified

10/09/18 – Start of the Innovation Lab

14/09/18 – End of the Innovation Lab

17/09/18 – Open date for final project application

10/10/18 – Closing date for final project application

31/10/18 – Applicant notified

 

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