Underpinning Science and Technology

Our enabling technologies are the driving force behind our robotic research and development.

The group has an interdisciplinary culture and a broad research area combining the fields of Engineering, Physics, Medicine and Mathematics.
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Leeds has an extensive range of relevant expertise in communication and networks that is being applied to new challenges in robotics and autonomous systems.
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Soft robotics is a new field which offers rich opportunities for conformable, low modulus, and inherently safe for humans interaction where the material properties of the system can be tuned to match that of the biological organism.
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Sensing technology is a key part of developing and advancing state-of-the-art robotic systems. Our research combines development and application of novel sensing systems, including tactile, haptic and ultrasound technologies.
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The need to manufacture physical hardware can be a major limiting factor when designing robots. As such, advances in manufacturing capabilities are a key enabler for robotics research.
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The Future Manufacturing Processes research group develop new innovations in products and applications by investigating new ways to create them.
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