The Connect-R project delivers ground-breaking self-building robotic structure

A consortium of leading UK businesses and academics today announces the launch of Connect-R – a world-first modular robot specifically designed to undertake missions and build emergency structures in the most hazardous environments on the planet.

Connect-R is an industrial-scale, self-building robotic structure for use in unsafe working conditions, where environmental radioactivity, a lack of a breathable atmosphere or concerns over structural integrity significantly increase the risks posed to human life.

Its self-building capability removes the need to deploy people in hazardous environments and promises to reduce the huge risks associated in nuclear decommissioning, oil and gas mining, and building structures in outer space.

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