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Ultrasonics Professors Steve Freear and David Cowell
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Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing

Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing

Our mission is to promote cutting-edge research and education in the field of robotics, autonomous systems and sensing, with a strong focus on translational impact of our discoveries.

We are an active member of Robotics at Leeds which hosts the £5.5 million EPSRC national facility for innovative robotic systems.

Research areas

We have a strong track record in outreach and public engagement activities such as the Leeds Robotics Hackathon, flow code programming (during National Robotics week) and March of the Robots. Our research and teaching staff also offer the Introduction to Robotics and Autonomous Systems module as a part of Leeds International Summer School.

Further information

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PhD projects

We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers. Find out more.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss an area of research in more detail please contact the Institute Director, Professor Pietro Valdastri, or the Deputy Director, Dr James McLaughlan.