Centre for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Project Details


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 work of our academics and research labs is aligned around five themes, each focusing on a specific set of key scientific and technological challenges and areas of investigation:

Platform design, mechatronics and control
Verification, security and trust
Human-robot interaction and cognitive robotics
AI, machine learning and data
Ethics and society
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


  • robotics
  • machine learning
  • AI
  • platform design
  • mechatronics
  • security
  • verification

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Institute for Data Science and AI
  • Photon Science Institute
  • Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
  • Cathie Marsh Institute
  • National Graphene Institute
  • Thomas Ashton Institute
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute
  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


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