AN Edinburgh-based centre has been awarded funding of nearly £1 million to help it develop innovative robot technology that will revolutionise industry and health care.
The funding announcement came as the capital prepares to host the 2017 European Robotics Forum, which opens on Wednesday and will see robotics scientists, companies and policymakers from across Europe descend on the city.
The Edinburgh-based Centre for Robotics is a joint initiative between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.
The latest cash boost for the centre is to help develop robotics and artificial intelligence technologies.
The funds, which have been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, are part of an overall £6.5m capital investment to enhance capabilities and enable collaboration within the UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network.
The funding will allow the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR) to develop four new robots, including a Tiago service robot which could become an
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