Environments like nuclear, offshore, space and deep mining can be challenging for people to work in, with potentially extreme temperatures, pressure and high levels of radiation.
Up to £2 million is available to fund feasibility studies and collaborative research and development projects that develop electronics, sensors and photonics that can cope with these conditions.
The aim of the competition is to improve how robots operate in extreme environments by developing robust devices and components, including:
- sensing and actuation
- on-board electronics
- radio frequency electronics
- power supplies
- control systems
- task-oriented payloads
The deadline for applications is midday 8 May 2019.
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.