Who we are
The National Robotics Programme (NRP) is a multi-agency national programme that looks at the end-to-end development of differentiating robotics enablers and solutions in Singapore, from funding R&D to facilitating partnerships for translation and adoption to maximise socio-economic impact. Tour around our website to find out more!
“We envision a vibrant and innovative robotics ecosystem capable of providing solutions to fuel the Smart Nation initiative and to establish Singapore as a global centre of excellence for the study, research, development, making and applications of robotics solutions.”
- Professor Quek Tong Boon, Chief Executive, National Robotics Programme
The rounded square on the left represents a robot and the circle on the right represents a person. They are encapsulated by a larger rounded rectangle, signifying the harmony of robots and people working together. Teaming between robots and people is further symbolised by the red colour (from the square) extending as a little black circle into the red circle. Taken together, the graphics with our tagline “Robotics Empowering People” serve to underscore our focus on robotics that enable people to have better lives and better jobs, to contribute to a better society and economy. Just like Rosie in The Jetsons, or R2D2 and C3PO in Star Wars!
Robotics R&D Taskforce
The Robotics R&D Taskforce was convened to identify the key public sectors for robotics to come in. Shortly after, the National Robotics Programme was conceived with the task of growing the local robotics ecosystem.
Establishment of the National Robotics Programme
The National Robotics Programme was officially established with Prof Quek Tong Boon as the Chief Executive.
Healthcare Robotics Domain Specific (RDS) programme was established in partnership with MOH
The healthcare RDS programme with the Ministry of Health (MOH) as the public lead agency, managed by the Smart Systems Programme Office (SSPO) was established.
Environment Robotics Domain Specific programme was established in partnership with NEA
The environment RDS programme with the National Environment Agency (NEA) as the public lead agency, managed by the Environment Technology Department (ETD) was established. The programme aims to develop robotics solutions to meet our public sector demands in the environmental services sector that cannot be met by ready solutions.
Built Environment Robotics Domain Specific programme was established in partnership with BCA
The built environment RDS programme with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) as the public lead agency, managed by the Advanced Construction & Innovation Planning (ACIP) was established.