1. Best robotics startups in the UK: Generic Robots
Reading-based startup Generic Robots works on technology that lets users create, feel, manipulate or alter simulated 3D objects in a virtual environment. The team is building the world's first general purpose simulated training platform for dentists and doctors with this tech. The SimuTouch system is designed to provide a safe and versatile way to learn complex clinical procedures.
They've also designed a platform to bring the technology to the masses, with potential applications for haptic VR in fields from gaming to education. The company has been developing its technology for more than ten years, and its dental training simulator is already in use at Kings College London. It recently raised £251,746 from the SyndicateRoom investment platform.