UK: £1.3 million in contracts awarded to fund telexistence technologies

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) are pleased to announce that three innovators have won a share of £1.3 million funding to develop cutting edge telexistence systems.

Telexistence technology has the potential to give those working in hazardous environments the capability to undertake tasks without physically being present, which can decrease risk and reduce the logistical burden associated with dangerous operations. Innovators were tasked with evaluating their innovations against use cases in:

  • Specialist Nuclear Decommissioning Tasks
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
  • Defence and Security Medical applications

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Source: GOV.UK