The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network) was established in March 2015 with the mission to provide academic leadership in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), expand collaboration with industry and integrate and coordinate activities at eight Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded RAS capital facilities and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) across the UK. The key focus covered by the Network includes transport, healthcare, manufacturing, unmanned systems for aerospace, marine, environment and defence, as well as underpinning technologies of RAS in sensing, actuation, perception, control, learning and adaption, human-robot interaction, and verification and validation. As the Network expands, it will also embrace other areas such as logistics and agriculture. 

The Network aims to bring together key research centres to establish a coherent face for the UK in RAS by building on their strengths and complementary capabilities, supported by significant industrial involvement. 

The Network is intended to be inclusive and we are keen to include board stakeholders in RAS. If your university or organisation would be interested in joining the Network, please complete the expression of interest form or email Marianne Knight if you have any queries. If you are an individual researcher, you can register here to join one of our online forums and click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter.


For further details, please contact by email:

Marianne Knight - Network Manager

By post:

The Hamlyn Centre
Levels 4&5, Bessemer Building
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AZ

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