Members

Members

Members

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University of Bath

The vision of the Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems is to pioneer new developments for the future of robotics. As a collaborative environment we enable and nurture interactions of academics from all disciplines as well as industrial partners. We aspire to come up with new ideas and solutions to develop and build robotic and autonomous systems that are fit-for-purpose for the future in terms of technological innovation, safety and ethical considerations, as well as social and civic responsibility. More info…

University of Cambridge

The Machine Intelligence Laboratory is part of the Information Engineering Division of Cambridge University Engineering Department. The Machine Intelligence Laboratory comprises three research groups: – The Computer Vision and Robotics Group – Medical Imaging Group – The Speech Research Group. More info…

Cranfield University

Robotics at Cranfield University encompasses both research and teaching and cuts across a number of Academic Centres, bringing a strong interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Our particular strengths are in Advanced Industrial Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles and Systems. We also have a focus on human factors, ethics and safety in Human Robot Interaction. We work closely with a network of industrial partners as well as pursuing academic research. More info…

The University of Edinburgh & Heriot-Watt University

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics is a joint venture between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. The underlying theme running throughout the centre’s research is interaction. The robotics infrastructure includes the Atlas robot, the PR2 robot, the Baxter bimanual manipulation platform and several prosthetics platforms, monitoring devices and immersive work cell setups, as well as UAVs, marine technology and immersive virtual reality systems. More info…

University of Essex

The Essex Robotics group concerns with the development of various kinds of embedded systems and intelligent robots that will be used in environments coexisting with humans. These systems and robots are mobile, autonomous, interactive and intelligent, and will be useful assistants / companions for people in different ages, situations, activities and environments in order to improve the quality of life. It is one of the large mobile robotics groups in the UK, with advanced mobile robotics research facilities. More info…

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Heriot-Watt University & The University of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics is a joint venture between the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. The underlying theme running throughout the centre’s research is interaction. The robotics infrastructure includes the Atlas robot, the PR2 robot, the Baxter bimanual manipulation platform and several prosthetics platforms, monitoring devices and immersive work cell setups, as well as UAVs, marine technology and immersive virtual reality systems. More info…

University of Hertfordshire

The Adaptive Systems Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, ranging into Biology, Artificial Life, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Social Science, to Complex and Collective Systems, as well as Mathematics and Physics of Cognitive Systems. The successes of biological systems, their adaptivity and versatility is unsurpassed. The Adaptive Systems Research Group aims to study the principles that constitute the success of these systems and to harness the principles for a wide range of applications. More info…

Imperial College London

The The Micro-Engineering Facility for Medical Robotics at the Hamlyn Centre is focused on the development of miniaturised robots for surgery, targeted therapy with micro instruments and smart actuators with integrated sensing and imaging, supported by advances in materials, micro-fabrication, micro-machining, and rapid prototyping technologies. The Centre plays an active role in international collaboration and outreach activities, as well as in the training of surgeons and engineers in robotic technologies, thereby facilitating a fully-integrated clinical approach. More info…

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King’s College London

The Centre for Robotics Research (CORE) is to develop world-leading solutions to critical challenges faced in society where robot-centric approaches can improve outcomes. Projects largely revolve around medical themes, while recent research efforts have expanded that remit to include horticulture/agriculture, manufacturing and humanitarian demining. More info…

Lancaster University

The Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic & Autonomous Systems Centre (LIRA) is formed around the autonomous and intelligent systems research at the School of Computing and Communications, SCC (large projects with aerospace and defence industry – BAE, Thales, QinetiQ – on sense and avoid, re-routing, ISTAR and on board real-time video processing for object detection and tracking, civil aviation safety and maintenance as well as intelligent transport through RRUKA. More info…

University of Leeds

The Robotics @ Leeds group are driving innovation in this growing area of technology leveraging a network of more than 100 researchers across multiple disciplines with a shared interest in robotics and artificial intelligence. We are performing world leading research in medical robotics, field and infrastructure robotics, artificial intelligence and enabling technologies for autonomy in robotics. More info…

University of Lincoln

The Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS) is the University of Lincoln’s cross-disciplinary research group in robotics. L-CAS specialises in technologies for perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction in autonomous systems, especially mobile robots and robotic manipulators, and the integration of these capabilities in application domains including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics, and service robotics. More info…

University of Liverpool

The Centre for Autonomous Systems Technology (CAST), provides expertise in autonomous systems from across the University of Liverpool. We carry out world-class research, provide high-quality training and education and, through the Virtual Engineering Centre, collaborate with a range of companies to develop, analyse, enhance and deploy autonomous systems. More info…

Loughborough University

The Intelligent Automation Centre is based at Loughborough University. We work closely with other universities, industry partners, and the Catapult Network to deliver transformative research and innovation. More info…

The University of Manchester

The Robotics Group conducts research into the use of mobile robots in extreme environments. The primary focus of the work is aimed at nuclear decommissioning, but there is also research on robots for the energy sector (offshore wind and substation inspections). The group brings together the Schools of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) and Computer Science (CS). More info…

The University of Nottingham

The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) in manufacturing and on-wing technology is based at the University of Nottingham. The UTC is a multi-disciplinary research team exploring all aspects of aerospace manufacture, with particular interests in the areas of fixturing and on-wing inspection and repair robotic systems. More info…

University of Oxford

The Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) is built from a collaborating and integrated groups of researchers, engineers and students all driven to change what robots can do for us. Our current interests are diverse – from flying to grasping, from inspection to running, from haptics to driving, from exploring to planning. The ORI researches a broad span of technical topics – machine learning and AI, computer vision, fabrication, multispectral sensing, perception, systems engineering to name a few. More info…

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Queen Mary, University of London

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary research centre. ARQ aims to bring Queen Mary robotics activities under one roof, increasing visibility, facilitating collaboration, public engagement and moving towards critical mass. One of the main aims of ARQ is to amalgamate, facilitate and promote research and teaching in Advanced Robotics in the widest sense. More info…

Queen’s University Belfast

The Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems (i-AMS) at Queen’s is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers spanning the disciplines of Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Psychology, working together to develop innovative technologies and solutions to address the challenges of Industry 4.0. More info…

Royal College of Arts

RCA Robotics Laboratory, led by Dr Sina Sareh, is the focal point for Royal College of Art’s research at the intersections of robotics and design. Combining creative techniques, mechanisms and functions from nature and art, and approaches from the experimental sciences, the lab develops new human-centred robotic technologies enhancing access, safety and performance in a wide range of industrial applications. More info…

The University of Salford

The Autonomous Systems and Robotics (ASAR) has internationally recognised research excellence in Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (RAI). It was appointed the home of the National Advanced Robotics Research Centre in 1987 and was the founding member of the Northern Robotics Network, which became the National Robotics Network (NRN). ASAR is a spoke of the EPSRC Future AI & Robotics for Space Hub, a UK national centre of research excellence in space robots and AI funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. More info…

University of Sheffield & Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Robotics is an interdisciplinary group with a common interest in robotics research and development. The group spans across departments, faculties and universities, and it is this breadth and expertise which allows Sheffield Robotics to work at the intersection of specialisms. Our interdisciplinary approach makes us faster, more flexible, and better informed. Our research involved investigators in every faculty at both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. More info…

University of Surrey

The STAR Lab leads Surrey’s involvement within the UK-RAS Network, and was an active participant and co-organiser of the UK Robotics Week. It is also the hosting research group of the EPSRC/UKSA national hub on Future AI & Robotics for Space (FAIR-SPACE). Other international community activities include leading the IEEE-CIS Task Force on Intelligent Space Systems and Operations, UK-RAS White Paper on Space Robotics, TAROS 2017, etc. More info…

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University College London

The UCL EPSRC RAS capital facility is focused on robotic teleoperation for multiple scales to enable exploration, manipulation and assembly tasks in new worlds beyond human capabilities. The team will work on devices, which allow operators to manipulate micro-, and nano-scale objects as if they were holding and touching them in their hands, technology useful for a broad range of applications from material science to microbiology and nanomedicine. More info…

Warwick University

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems: The Smart and Connected Vehicle is an EPSRC RAS Capital facility. It’s aim is to create an interactive drive in, driver-in-the-loop simulator, integrated with hardware-in-theloop, infotainment and communication simulation, a multi-sensory virtual environment, real world environment and modular autonomous systems workbench; supported by high performance computing and data storage. More info…

University of West of England & University of Bristol

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the University of Bristol, and home to a vibrant community of over 200 academics, researchers and industry practitioners. Together, they are world leaders in current thinking on service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering. An internationally recognised Centre of Excellence in Robotics, BRL’s state-of-the-art facilities cover an area of over 4,600 sq. metres (50,000 sq. feet). More info…

University of York

YorRobots is a forum for the researchers working in robotics at York. Activity in the area cuts across several departments, including Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Environment and Geography, Physics, Psychology, and others. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to develop advanced, ethical, safe, trusted, reliable, and certifiable mobile and autonomous robots. We work in exciting application areas including harsh environments, chemical experiments, swarm robotics, and autonomous vehicles. More info…