Robotics is on the cusp of an exciting new era as robots are becoming more reactive, intelligent and human-like, as well as finding applications in a range of industries including consumer and healthcare robotics. For this reason we have embedded the latest cutting edge technologies in the new Robotics Laboratory. Here, you can experiment and interact with computers running industry-standard and up-to-date specialist software (e.g. Matlab, Visual Studio, 3D Studio Max), Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality interfaces (e.g. Oculus Rift), exotic robots and 3D printing facilities.
The Robotics Laboratory includes:
Staff in the Robotics Laboratory bring together inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research interests with substantial experiences in the fields of UAV, Artificial Intelligence, Bio-mimetics, Robotics and Sensors, as well as Computer Science and Informatics. The Laboratory aims to facilitate research endeavour into Intelligent Systems, UAV, Biologically Inspired devices, Drones and Robots.
The Laboratory has been recognised as an established Research Group within the University. Staff have collaborative links with researchers at other national and international universities, companies and research centres.
The underlying philosophy motivating the research of the Laboratory is to apply, besides traditional techniques, novel methods to problems of robot navigation, human robot interaction, sensor perception and integration.
If you would like to read more about our Robotics Lab, please see our Robotics Lab Information Leaflet.