Spotlight on: Robotics and AI
In conjunction with the recent launch of our new Centre for Robotics and AI, in this Research Spotlight we’re giving just a glimpse of the huge range of work we do in this area.
We are creating innovative solutions to many enormously important challenges. Some of the robots we are developing with our many industrial partners can reduce humans’ need to work in dangerous environments. Others will support the development of the next generation of vehicles in space. With these robots and more, we are at the centre of robotics and AI research around Britain.
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Robotic and mechatronic manufacturing
3D shell-shaped textile products to deliver medical and structural textile reinforcements.
SpiNNaker – enabling brain-inspired AI
Research within the Department of Computer Science led to the creation of SpiNNaker – a novel computer chip architecture.
Our mechatronics and robotics research into 3D shell-shaped textile products has delivered benefits in medical devices which can improve healthcare for patients needing compression garments.Chair in Robotics and Textile Composites
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Building an interplanetary future through innovation in advanced materials and robots
Looking to build a future in space including revolutionary concepts in space habitats.
A robot called Lyra is helping transform nuclear infrastructure inspection
Developing robots to inspect redundant nuclear laboratories and map radioactive materials.
Advanced materials and automation: manufacturing's 'dream team'
Expertise in advanced materials and robotic systems providing a key role in driving a revolution in UK manufacturing.
Designing AI-powered machines tough enough to work safely in hostile hotspots
Smart robots that can be trusted to think and act for themselves in some of the most hazardous places on Earth.
The University of Manchester research has led to the creation of SpiNNaker – a novel computer chip architecture which has had extensive impact on the domain of brain-inspired computing.Steve Furber / ICL Professor of Computer Engineering
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Centre for Robotics and AI
Discover more about the research within the Centre for Robotics and AI.
Robotics research group
A group looking at the design, implementation and operation of robotic systems to satisfy national and international needs.