Raspberry Pi is part of UK robotics challenge

UK government’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, has announced the winners that will attend the ‘Robotics and Autonomous Systems Mission 2014’ held from 23-27 June 2014 in California.


“The mission is designed to open doors, build networks and showcase British innovation," said Mike Biddle, deputy director - Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board.

The winning companies are:

· Agilic - a start-up based at The Bristol Robotics Lab technology Incubator; developing a range of educational kit Robots  based on the Raspberry Pi computer platform.

· D-RisQ - produces automated formal analysis tools for developing safety critical systems and software in sectors including aerospace, defence, nuclear power, rail, automotive and robotics.

· Reach Robotics - a robotics entertainment company based at the Bristol Robotics Lab incubator. The company has developed MechaMonsters - small, four-legged robots that can be customised physically and virtually, and are controlled through a smart phone app.

"These companies will benefit from meetings with leading robotics, academic and research institutions, gaining fresh ideas and developing new partnerships and funding opportunities," said Biddle.

"It’s a springboard which can help them to launch their business, thrive and turn their innovations into tangible business opportunities.”







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