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.
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 Robotic technology to transform colonoscopy and surgery
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
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
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Field and infrastructure robotics
Technological applications of robotics
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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.
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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.