Bristol Robotics Laboratory


Drawing of robot and calculations on glass

“BRL is a unique collaboration that harnesses the collective strengths of its university partners, and brings together the best expertise from industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be a world leader in modern advanced robotics”.

David Willetts,
Minister for Universities and Science

Do a BSc(Hons) in Robotics, Apply for an MSc in Robotics
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Business engagement

BRL is a 3000sqm state-of-the-art UK centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary robotics research.

euRathlon competition

Invited teams test the inteligence & autonomy of robots in mock emergency-response scenarios.

Study at BRL

BRL welcomes applicants of the highest calibre to study at the forefront of robotic technology.

Research themes

BRL has truly diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary & groundbreaking research into service robotics.

Echord ++

A new European initiative for expanding the use of robotics and automation for SME's.

ALIFE 2014 Workshop

ALIFE 2014 - Exploiting synergies between biology & artificial life technologies. - July 30th 2014.


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Contact details

Bristol Robotics Laboratory
University of the West of England
T Block, Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

BRL Director:
Professor Chris Melhuish

BRL Deputy Directors:
Professor Tony Pipe
Dr Walterio Mayol-Cuevas

Page last updated 3 July 2014