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Centre for Robotics and AI

Scientist programming a robot arm


The Centre has 120 academic and research staff, spanning the University's Schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences, with strong ties to health, social science and the arts.

We maintain a portfolio of around 30 research projects with a value totalling over £35m, funded by EPSRC, InnovateUK, European Commission, RAEng and industry.

With a distinctive focus on integrating robotics and AI research, and a breadth of application domains ranging from nuclear robotics to trustworthy and verifiable autonomous systems to human-robot interaction for social and healthcare, the research we undertake puts our Centre at the forefront of UK and international investment priority areas.

Our key research themes

  • small robot with caterpillar tracks
  • computer simulation of a robotics prototype
  • member of staff with a humanoid robot
  • Blue, computer generated image of person with half a head
  • staff engaging students at an open day