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Sheffield Robotics has one of the largest portfolios of ongoing publicly-funded robotics research in the UK, supported by both the UK Research Councils and the European Union. We are also building research partnerships with leading industrial, commercial, and government organisations in order to ensure the real-world relevance and impact of our research.

Our research falls into 4 domains:

  • Enabling Technologies
  • Field Robotics
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Flexible Manufacturing

Within these domains, our research is focused on specific themes:

  • Safety and verification
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Biomimetics
  • Distributed robotics
  • Cognition, AI & autonomy
  • Robot design & manufacture
  • Societal impacts and ethics

Cutting across all domains and research themes Sheffield Robotics promotes an emphasis on responsible research and innovation aligned with our mission to ensure that the transformative impacts of Robotics and Autonomous Systems are properly anticipated and managed.