Electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics in extreme environments
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to develop electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP) devices, components and/or sub-systems for robotics and AI (RAI) operations. Solutions must be capable of surviving and operating in extreme and challenging environments.
This competition is focused on ESP as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) RAI for Extreme and Challenging Environments Challenge.
Your proposal must demonstrate a thorough understanding of whole system design requirements for RAI in extreme environments. It must:
- include mission-specific performance and regulatory targets
- show an understanding of the challenge in RAI systems in extreme environments, including the market specifically addressed in your proposal
Extreme environments can include, but are not limited to, off-shore and nuclear energy, space and deep mining. ESP technologies and innovations include, but are not limited to, sensing and actuation, on-board electronics, radio frequency (RF) electronics, power supplies, control systems and task-oriented payloads.