Robotics at Leeds
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Institute of Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Sensing
We promote cutting-edge research and education in the field of robotics, autonomous systems and sensingOur research
Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
We design and analyse complex systems involving technology, people and servicesOur research
The University is an outstanding environment to advance robotics science and make a concrete impact on society, thanks to the unique breadth of capabilities and resources available on campus.
Our research addresses key challenges on national and global scales through the development of novel robotic technologies. Our multidisciplinary community brings together researchers who have a shared interest in robotic systems, medical robotics, field and infrastructure robotics, and artificial intelligence.
If you have an enquiry about robotics research, please contact Professor Pietro Valdastri.
A kinder form of radiation
Our researchers are investigating whether a kinder form of radiation known as T-rays could be used to image and treat patients with skin or bowel cancer.More on A kinder form of radiation
Robotics, nanoparticles and ultrasound will treat cancer
Dr James McLaughlan is leading new research combining robotics, nanoparticles, ultrasound and lasers to combat head and neck cancer with treatment which could banish chemotherapy.More on Robotics, nanoparticles and ultrasound will treat cancer
Robotics and sensing technology to treat foot conditions
Researchers have developed in-shoe sensor technology and a load sensing platform to help patients with chronic foot conditions linked to diabetes and arthritis.More on Robotics and sensing technology to treat foot conditions
Transforming colonoscopy and surgery
Professor Pietro Valdastri and his team are pioneering a new design of endoscope that uses a magnetic capsule with built-in imaging capability to enable faster, painless, low-cost investigations.More on Transforming colonoscopy and surgery
Artificial intelligence (AI)
A new design of robot, which can navigate and retrieve objects in a cluttered space in a way that is akin to how a human does, could be deployed into settings where workers require support.More on Humanlike computing
Preventing the spread of coronavirus
Intelligent robots that combine navigation, computer vision and AI to identify objects that need regular cleaning could help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in busy public spaces.More on Preventing the spread of coronavirus
Artificial Intelligence research
Our researchers are contributing to the rapid, global development of intelligent machines by exploring the integration of advances in deep learning, symbolic reasoning, vision, language and robotics.More on Artificial Intelligence research
Field and infrastructure robotics
Self Repairing Cities
Our researchers are designing robots that identify and repair infrastructure for a project which aims to tackle the Grand Challenge of Zero disruption from streetworks in UK cities by 2050.More on Self Repairing Cities
Engineers have developed a robot that has successfully navigated one of the narrow shafts of the Great Pyramid in an attempt to solve one of the big mysteries in Egyptian archaeology.More on Exploration robots
Robotics for urban nature
University of Leeds academics led international research exploring how drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlifeMore on Robotics for urban nature
Technological applications of robotics
Working with business
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Postgraduate research in robotics
Artificial Intelligence for medical diagnosis and care
The UKRI CDT will equip cohorts of researchers with the necessary skills to unlock the potential of AI within the healthcare domain.
Featured postgraduate researchers
To browse funded robotics projects, supervisors, research areas, and more PhD opportunities, visit phd.leeds.ac.uk.
PhD, Developing ultra-low-cost technologies for gastric cancer screening in low and middle-income countriesMore on Simone Calò
PhD, Control of Magnetic Flexible EndoscopeMore on Lavinia Barducci
PhD, Control of magnetically actuated robots for medical applicationsMore on Giovanni Pittiglio
PhD, A mobile robotic platform for hydro-colonoscopyMore on Joe Norton
Wisdom Chukwunwike Agboh
PhD, Artificial intelligenceMore on Wisdom Chukwunwike Agboh
PhD, Robotic bridge bearing inspectionMore on Harriet Peel
Study with us
Our degrees give students the chance to learn about the mechatronics, robotics and autonomous systems underpinning many important technologies in society, and the global industry and career opportunities in this emerging field.
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on August 13, 2021
“RT @KeithObstein: Another great collaboration @STORM_Lab_ @LeedsRobotics! Robotic flexible endoscopy: advantages and challenges durin… t.co/w7bqO9JaQB” -
on February 25, 2021
“RT @UKRobotics: NEW EPISODE ALERT! In the first episode of Robot Talk, we chatted with robotics researchers Dr James Chandler and… t.co/bcz5CaotH0” -
on October 5, 2020