Research themes at Bristol Robotics Laboratory

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is involved in a wide range of robotics research projects both nationally and internationally. Our research portfolio spans over a number of different themes as follows:

Multi-modal Aerial Robots

Research into intelligent aircraft, including autonomous Micro Air Vehicles, specializing in their guidance and control.

Assisted LivingAssisted Living

Research into interactive assistive robots and smart sensor systems to realise person-focussed innovative assistive care solutions for supporting independent living.

Ecobot Bioenergy & Self Sustainable Systems

Research into overcoming the energy barrier to deployment of autonomous robots in remote areas utilising microbial fuel cells.

ShrewBiomimetic and Neuro-robotics

Developing robots that can operate in challenging environments, beyond the limitations of conventional sensory devices.

Connected Autonomous VehiclesConnected Autonomous Vehicles

Research and Development in all aspects of Connected Autonomous Vehicles.

Robots for Hazardous EnvironmentsRobots for Hazardous Environments

Research and Development in all aspects of Robotics for Hazardous Environments and Autonomous System Support.

Human hand by robot hand diagramMedical Robotics

Robotic technology is able to provide precise and accurate sensing and movement capabilities, thus improving patient and surgeon experience.

Non-linearNon-linear Robotics

Would you feel confident of approaching and touching a heavy duty production assembly robot in operation? Possibly not…

Robot VisionRobot Vision

Developing Robots that are able to view, analyse what they see and make decisions in response to instructions by humans.

Robot EthicsRobotic Ethics

Researching Robot Ethics and Ethical Robots. The former is concerned with ethical use of autonomous systems, while the latter is concerned with how autonomous systems can themselves be ethical.

CHRISSafe Human Robot Interaction

Investigating the aspect of physical and behavioural safety, to enable safe Human Robot Interaction, thus ensuring a robot is capable of performing cooperative tasks with humans.

INTROSmart Automation

Research into the next generation of advanced robotics engineering systems. Robots that can make human like decisions whilst carrying out manufacturing process.

Soft roboticsSoft Robotics

Soft robotics seeks to make robots that are soft, flexible and compliant, just like biological organisms.

Swarm robotsSwarm Robotics

A combination of environmental, social and internal cues could result at the group level in components believed to be important in the emergence of self-organised behaviour.

Tactile RoboticsTactile Robotics

Robots with human-like tactile dexterity would transform our economy and society. But how do you give robots a sense of touch?

Sea anenomeUnconventional Computation in Robots

Drawing inspiration from nature to address the issues of distributed manipulation in the micro-scale.

Robotic rehabVerification and Validation for Safety in Robots

Investigating all aspects of safety for verification and validation purposes and to enable safe Human Robot Interaction in cooperative tasks.

Page last updated 15 March 2018