Funding available to develop capabilities to operate in hazardous environments without physically being present
Sep 24, The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking to develop and demonstrate innovative technology or novel solutions that would give military personnel, emergency services, or humanitarian workers the capability to operate in hazardous environments without physically being present.
On behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), we are calling on innovators to submit their ideas for ‘telexistence’ technologies with £500,000 funding available for multiple proposals.
A telexistence capability can be defined as a system, or a system of systems, which allows a human user to operate in an environment without physically being there.
This could be achieved by using a real-time, remotely operated avatar which relies on the integration of:
Telepresence - a visual-audio solution which enables a human operator to experience the sensation of self-presence in a remote environment.
Haptic - feedback an immersive solution which transmits sensory information from the remote environment to the human operative.
Robotics - a manoeuvrable solution which enables a human operator to interact with the remote environment.