Gibson Robotics, which was only established last year, has gained the backing of Gabriel Investment Syndicate, a Scottish business angel syndicate specialising in funding high-risk business ventures with promising commercial potential.

Gibson’s high-speed drones physically capture other drones in a net after being launched by a catapult and monitored by a human operator.

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Founded by Glasgow-based Joe Gibson, an electronic and electrical engineering graduate from the University of Strathclyde, the start-up will receive a total of £217,000.

Joe Gibson, Lynn Ross and Gill MacAulay. Picture: Martin Shields

Led by Gabriel, the funding round also includes support from Scottish Enterprise, Strathclyde Inspire: Entrepreneurs Fund (SEIF), the University of Strathclyde’s dedicated early-stage investment fund, and two private investors.

The funding will enable the company to accelerate the development of its products. The…