Our robotics and autonomous systems research has a distinctive profile developing, integrating and applying novel AI approaches in the design of robots and autonomous systems for real world applications.
This is a highly interdisciplinary Centre, building on the close collaboration between engineering approaches to robotics and control and computer science approaches to AI and cognitive and neural systems. It is further enhanced by robotics research in privacy and ethics in the social sciences.
The Centre is closely integrated with the Institute for Data Science and AI
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With research spanning nuclear robotics, autonomous systems and human-robot interactions, we are at the forefront of robotics and AI investment.
We pride ourselves on close collaboration with industry, and our research is applicable to a number of business areas.
Discover who's involved in robotics and AI research across the University, from our management team to the current postgraduate researchers.
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Our experts are excited to build on a proud legacy and to further the ever-changing, always-compelling fields of AI and robotics.
A radioactive robot developed by University of Manchester researchers has been awarded Best Invention in 2022 by Time Magazine.
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Watch a selection of videos showing the range of our expertise. Our full video catalogue can be found on the Robotics YouTube channel.
Research into maintenance solutions using robotics and virtual reality.
Deploying the MIRRIMAX robot at Sellafield.
Predicting intentions via dynamical clustering of human postures.