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£6m available for novel research in autonomous and intelligent systems

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and a number of industrial partners (including Network Rail, BAE Systems, Sellafield Ltd, Cisco, National Nuclear Labratory and Scisys), have formed a strategic partnership to fund novel research in autonomous and intelligent systems. It is expected that many academic disciplines will have research ideas to contribute to this call.

Funds of up to £6 million from EPSRC and partners, including a range of in kind contributions from partners, is available for this call. Proposals will be for up to five years in length and proposal reviewers will be looking for a suite of research to address a number of key challenges, outlined below (full description in the briefing document). A lead university will be selected for management purposes from the successful grant holders.

Proposals must address at least one of the following areas:

  • software architectures
  • sensor exploitation
  • situational awareness
  • decision making and planning
  • information management
  • verification of autonomous systems
  • model building and learning

Simon Crook, the Aerospace Sector Manager within EPSRC will be delivering a webinar briefing on Tuesday 12 July, describing the content and themes of the Call, as well as providing hints and tips for writing a proposal, and taking questions from web-delegates. To join the webinar please email Hazel Beckett for the joining instructions.

Further information on this Call, including the full briefing document, can be found on the ERPSRC website

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2 people have had something to say so far

Interesting - but note the closing date, statesd as 4th August, so need to get a move on.

Anyone in the Transport domain (Network Rail, BAE ?!) already preparing proposals ?
There is a big fit for us in most of the listed areas and we would like to explore potential projects
that we can particpate in.
Please get in touch,
Posted on 11/07/11 11:25.
Andrew

how do I get in touch please? (to follow up our conversation on 5 July!)

with best wishes

David Upton (david@simulation.cc)
Posted on 12/07/11 14:59 in reply to Andrew Tunnicliffe.

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