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Strategic Task Groups

Strategic Task Groups

The UK-RAS Network launched our Strategic Task Groups programme in November 2019. Strategic Task Groups are issue-based interest groups, lead by members of the UK-RAS Network, responsible for organising and co-ordinating various activities focussed on key research areas.

Through organising a range of activities — from forums and hackathons to white papers and exhibitions — it is hoped that the task groups will facilitate members and non-members of the network to become involved with cross–institutional and cross-disciplinary activities, research projects and events, promote ground-up engagement, drive strategic decisions, and influence policy and funding decisions, as well as promote RAS research within the UK.

We believe the Strategic Task Groups will be instrumental to providing future strategic direction to the UK, the Network, and its relationship with other relevant organisations.  


We awarded funding to five Strategic Task Groups as part of the first call:

Skills and Education in Robotics and Autonomous Systems

The University of Sheffield

Task Group Leaders:

Additional Partners:

  • Cranfield University
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The University of York
  • The University of the West of England
  • Coleg Gwent
Soft Robotics Task Group

University of Bristol

Task Group Leaders:

Additional Partners:

  • The University of Edinburgh
  • University of Oxford
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Royal Society of Art
  • University College London
Legged Robotics and Locomotion Technical Committee

University of Oxford

Task Group Leaders:

Additional Partners:

  • University of Leeds

Find out more on their website.                   

Surgical Robotics Task Group

University of Leeds

Task Group Leaders:

Additional Partners:

  • University College London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of the West England
  • The University of Sheffield
  • University of Edinburgh
Strategic Task Group in Agri-Robotics (STAR)

University of Lincoln

Task Group Leaders:

Additional Partners:

  • University of East Anglia
  • Harper Adams University
  • King’s College London
  • Loughborough University
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • University of Bath
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Reading
  • University of Salford
  • The University of Sheffield
  • SAGA Robotics