The National Robotics Programme supports robotics R&D projects through 2 funding initiatives (FI); Robotics Enabling Capability Technology (RECT) and Robotics Domain Specific (RDS).
RECT FI focuses on building Robotics technologies applicable to use cases in domain sectors that Singapore is keen to develop; whereas RDS FI co-funds projects with public agencies in Healthcare, Built Environment, and Environmental Services to innovate robotic solutions for their problem statements.
NRP R&D Focus Areas
NRP has 6 R&D focus areas:
Navigation & Perception
Navigation & perception are basic functional components for mobile robots that enable the robot to perform point A to B mobility and perform the assigned task.
'Universal' End Effectors
Combined with tactile sensors, this track aims to develop end effectors with better dexterity to perform multiple tasks in a few selected domain sectors such as healthcare, logistic and food assembly.
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
HRI is a critical technology for service robots as it enables the interaction between the robots providing the service with the human receiving the service.
System capabilities are general components that robots required across multiple domain sectors. Examples are RMF, ROS-I, simulation and physical infra architecture design.
Reconfiguration robotics are technologies that allow the robots to adapt their configuration to perform tasks in cluttered and hard-to-reach areas.
Assistive Robotics are developed with the objectives to perform rehabilitation, assistive living for the elderly and augmentation of workers in physically demanding tasks.
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Proof-of-Concept and Proof-of-Value Projects
NRP partners with public lead demand agencies to develop POC/POV prototype robotic solutions for the use cases identified. The 3 public domains that NRP focus on are Healthcare, Build Environment and Environmental Services.