Who are the hottest robotics startups in the UK? Meet 14 of the country's best

Thomas Macaulay
Thomas Macaulay

Thomas Macaulay

Tom is online editor. He studied English Literature and History at Sussex University before gaining a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University. He's particularly interested in the public sector and the ethical implications of emerging technologies.

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The UK has provided a loving home for robots ever since Captain Richards & A.H. Reffell built one of the world’s first in 1928. "Eric" is now reborn following a Kickstarter campaign to bring him back to life and has been given a starring role in a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum. The country’s startups are ensuring he won’t be lonely in future.

The robotics market is set to reach $226 billion worldwide by 2021, according to market intelligence company Tractica, more than six times its current value. Research by CB Insights suggests British startups currently account for six percent of the global market, but a growing ecosystem of ambitious visionaries supported by the recently-announced £17.3 million of funding from the government means many are well-positioned to become world-leaders in the sector. 

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