UK Invests Millions in AI-powered Micro Robots for Dangerous Roadwork Projects

The British government has reportedly committed millions in the development of micro robots which will be used for work in underground pipe networks and other dangerous projects.

Science minister Chris Skidmore announced that £26.6m will be invested in 15 projects. The collaborative research programme will be led by Prof Kirill Horoshenkov at the University of Sheffield and backed by a £7.2m government grant, and will also involve scientists from Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds universities.

Sir Mark Walport, UKRI’s chief executive, said that the project should demonstrate how robots and artificial intelligence will revolutionise the government executes complex and dangerous tasks, from maintaining offshore wind farms to decommissioning nuclear power facilities.

 

Source: The Guardian

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