Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Rolling Stock Maintenance. 

In October 2015, RSSB launched a £500,000 call for research for feasibility studies to develop novel ideas around how to make use of robotic and/or autonomous systems to carry out rolling stock maintenance and inspections in order to help the rail industry reduce time, cost and increase reliability of inspections.

On this hub you can find information about the research competition, the projects that were awarded funding and what happened next.

For any questions, please email:

Call for Research

Download the following documents:

Call for Research Briefing Document
Feasibility Study Template
Grant Funding Agreement


Information and networking event, 20 October 2015



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Other R&D Competitions

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