EPSRC: Balancing the impact of city infrastructure engineering on natural systems using robots

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To tackle the Grand Challenge “Zero disruption from Streetworks in UK Cities by 2050” this project relies on an interdisciplinary team to conduct pioneering scientific research (and research methods) into: autonomous systems for minimally invasive infrastructure sensing, diagnosis and repair; development of advanced robots for deployment in complex live city environments; and the socio-technical intricacy of the robot - human - natural systems interfaces. The project will develop pioneering robot designs, technical implementations and socio-economic impact cases linked to specific application requirements, starting with three case-study systems.