Nuclear plant robots get government funding: Funding worth £15 million has been awarded towards projects that build robots designed to inspect, maintain and repair nuclear power stations, wind turbines and satellites.
New problems resulting from the pandemic will be resolved by using the robotics, such as machines that need to be controlled remotely and those to carry out contact-free deliveries.
Part of a new £65 million government investment, the funding will support future technologies and help the UK build back by transitioning to a low carbon economy.
The development of high-performance batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), wind turbines and electric jets will also benefit from an allocation of £44 million of funding.
A ‘first-of-its-kind’ UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry will also use the funding to complete the project.
Amanda Solloway, Science Minister said: “This new funding will strengthen the UK’s global status in a range of areas, including battery technologies for EVs and robotics, helping us develop innovative solutions to some of our biggest global challenges and creating jobs in rewarding careers right across the country.”
Nuclear plant robots get government funding