Sheffield Robotics – University of Sheffield
In 2011 the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University jointly founded Sheffield Robotics, a multidisciplinary research institute with over 100 members. Sheffield Robotics operates dedicated research facilities for robotics in both universities and has academic and research student members from many disciplines and departments. With partners such as the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield Robotics covers a broad spectrum of research in robotics and autonomous systems.
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, and is also building research partnerships with leading industrial, commercial, and government organisations in order to ensure the real-world relevance and impact of our research. As a member of the Northern Robotics Network, and a founding member of the EPSRC UK-RAS Network, Sheffield Robotics acts as a central hub for robotics research within the UK. The national relevance of Sheffield Robotics has been further bolstered by the recent establishment of a Field Robotics Facility, with plans for further growth in this area.