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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Robotics

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
A digital COgnitive architecture to achieve Rapid Task programming and flEXibility in manufacturing robots through human demonstrations (DIGI-CORTEX)Oyekan, Dr J O JUniversity of SheffieldAutomatic Control and Systems Eng 325,453
A Nuclear Decommissioning Manipulator with Novel Variable Impedance ActuatorGlovnea, Dr RPUniversity of SussexSch of Engineering and Informatics 397,509
A Platform for Hybrid Manufacturing Process researchHarris, Professor RAUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,675,630
ACE-OPS: From Autonomy to Cognitive assistance in Emergency OPerationSTrigoni, Dr NUniversity of OxfordComputer Science 1,215,068
ActiveAI - active learning and selective attention for robust, transparent and efficient AIPhilippides, Professor AUniversity of SussexSch of Engineering and Informatics 953,584
AgriFood4NetZero: Plausible Pathways, Practical and Open Science for Net Zero AgrifoodSanderson Bellamy, Dr RAUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Health and Applied Sciences 3,897,947
An insect-inspired approach to robotic graspingWebb, Professor BUniversity of EdinburghSch of Informatics 1,718,900
ATRACT: A Trustworthy Robotic Autonomous system to support Casualty TriageBehera, Professor AEdge Hill UniversityComputer Science 869,031
Autonomous Robot Evolution (ARE): Cradle to GraveWinfield, Professor AFTUniversity of the West of EnglandBristol Robotics Laboratory 458,032
BURG: Benchmarks for UndeRstanding GraspingLeonardis, Professor AUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Computer Science 357,129
CASCADE (Complex Autonomous aircraft Systems Configuration, Analysis and Design Exploratory)Scanlan, Professor JUniversity of SouthamptonFaculty of Engineering & the Environment 4,448,296
Computational Agent ResponsibilityFisher, Professor MUniversity of Manchester, TheComputer Science 642,185
Digital navigation of chemical space for functionRosseinsky, Professor MUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 8,699,373
Digital RoadsBrilakis, Professor IUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 2,780,338
DroneNoise: Addressing Public Health and Wellbeing Harms for a Sustainable Drone SectorMartinez, Dr AJTUniversity of SalfordSch of Computing, Science & Engineering 285,465
EMERGENCE: Tackling Frailty - Facilitating the Emergence of Healthcare Robots from Labs into ServiceCaleb-Solly, Professor PUniversity of NottinghamSchool of Computer Science 708,126
EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2022/23 - UnMet DemandParsons, Professor DRLoughborough UniversityResearch Office 575,000
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdSHanheide, Professor MAUniversity of LincolnSchool of Computer Science 6,939,447
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and SystemsOsborne, Dr M AUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 5,303,924
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems (AIMS)Osborne, Dr M AUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 4,597,032
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded IntelligenceConway, Professor PLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 3,603,175
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems - FARSCOPEHauser, Dr HUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 4,942,724
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Autonomous Robotic Systems (FARSCOPE-TU: Towards Ubiquity)Hauser, Dr HUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 4,869,510
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CDT-RAS)Hastie, Professor HFHeriot-Watt UniversityS of Mathematical and Computer Sciences 6,947,225
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in EdinburghHastie, Professor HFHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 5,784,697
EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2022McLaughlin, Professor SHeriot-Watt UniversityResearch and Enterprise Services 575,000
EPSRC Core Equipment Call 2022 - Cranfield UniversityTerry, Professor LACranfield UniversitySchool of Water, Energy and Environment 482,722
EPSRC-SFI: ROBOCONE: intelligent robotics for next generation ground investigation and designDiambra, Dr AUniversity of BristolCivil Engineering 1,203,430
FREEpHRI: Flexible, Robust and Efficient physical Human-robot Interaction with iterative learning and self-triggered role adaptionLi, Dr ZUniversity of LeedsElectronic and Electrical Engineering 331,094
From Sensing to Collaboration: Engineering, Exploring and Exploiting the Building Blocks of Embodied Intelligence - An EPSRC Programme GrantPosner, Professor IUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 5,994,620
HEAP: Human-Guided Learning and Benchmarking of Robotic Heap SortingKucukyilmaz, Dr AUniversity of NottinghamSchool of Computer Science 403,985
High-accuracy robotic system for precise object manipulation (HARISOM)Branson III, Professor DTUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 672,068
Homeostatic machines for Resilience and AdaptabilityDamian, Dr DUniversity of SheffieldAutomatic Control and Systems Eng 202,128
Human-machine learning of ambiguities to support safe, effective, and legal decision makingTamaddoni-Nezhad, Dr AUniversity of SurreyComputing Science 887,961
I'M-ACTIVE : Intelligent Multimodal Assessment and Coaching Through Identification of Vulnerabilities in older pEopleDi Nuovo, Professor ASheffield Hallam UniversityCollege of Business, Technology & Eng 400,482
Industrial Robots-as-a-Service (IRaaS) - Resilient and responsive manufacturing systems enabled by rapidly deployable mobile robotsLohse, Professor NLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,436,069
Insect-inspired depth perceptionWebb, Professor BUniversity of EdinburghSch of Informatics 490,506
Insect-inspired depth perceptionJuusola, Professor MUniversity of SheffieldSchool of Biosciences 548,116
INSTINCT - INtuitive Soft, stiffness-controllable hapTic INterfaCe for soft Tissue palpation during robot-assisted minimally invasive surgeryWurdemann, Professor HUCLMechanical Engineering 357,167
Integrated optical position and orientation sensing for manufacturing roboticsTatam, Professor RPCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,101,012
Interactive Perception-Action-Learning for Modelling ObjectsMikolajczyk, Professor KImperial College LondonElectrical and Electronic Engineering 397,394
Intergenerational co-creation of novel technologies to reconnect digitally excluded people with community & cultural landscapes in coastal economiesJones, Professor RUniversity of PlymouthSch of Nursing & Midwifery 1,013,064
Learning of safety critical model predictive controllers for autonomous systemsFleming, Dr JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 400,125
Made Smarter Innovation - Research Centre for Smart, Collaborative Industrial RoboticsLohse, Professor NLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 4,821,585
Molecularly aware robotics for surgery (MARS)Takats, Professor ZImperial College LondonMetabolism, Digestion and Reproduction 302,310
MUlti-limb Virtual Environment (MUVE) for full body and augmented interactionsBurdet, Professor EImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,027,493
New minimally invasive technologies for the treatment of pancreatic cancerHarris, Professor RAUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 1,522,148
Next Generation Rehabilitation TechnologiesGoodridge, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 831,040
'OptiClean' - Optimised laser cleaning for safe nuclear decontamination and decommissioningScott, Professor TBUniversity of BristolInterface Analysis Centre 505,253
Perceiving, Modelling and Interacting with the Object-Based WorldDavison, Professor AJImperial College LondonComputing 2,066,563
Pervasive Sensing for Buried PipesHoroshenkov, Professor KVUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 7,290,965
PHYDL: Physics-informed Differentiable Learning for Robotic Manipulation of Viscous and Granular MediaJi, Dr ZCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 201,002
Prosperity Partnership Call 2 Strategic Students-Dyson and Imperial CollegeDavison, Professor AJImperial College LondonComputing 419,804
REcoVER: Learning algorithms for REsilient and VErsatile RobotsCully, Dr AImperial College LondonComputing 285,285
Robodome imaging for high performance manufactured aerostructuresPiano, Dr SUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 283,843
Robodome imaging for high performance manufactured aerostructuresRobson, Professor SUCLCivil Environmental and Geomatic Eng 538,247
RoboPatient - Robot assisted learning of constrained haptic information gainIida, Professor FUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 388,632
RoboPatient - Robot assisted learning of constrained haptic information gainNanayakkara, Dr TImperial College LondonDesign Engineering (Dyson School) 1,076,801
RoboTest: : Systematic Model-Based Testing and Simulation of Mobile Autonomous RobotsCavalcanti, Professor ALCUniversity of YorkComputer Science 1,166,973
RoboTest: Systematic Model-Based Testing and Simulation of Mobile Autonomous RobotsHierons, Professor RUniversity of SheffieldComputer Science 575,877
Robotic Assisted ImagingStoyanov, Professor DUCLComputer Science 1,239,250
Robotic picking and packing with physical reasoningDogar, Dr MRUniversity of LeedsSch of Computing 1,196,801
Robotics & Autonomous Systems: EPSRC UK-RAS NetworkRodriguez y Baena, Professor FMImperial College LondonComputing 871,055
Robotics for Nuclear EnvironmentsLennox, Professor BUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 4,650,283
Satisficing Trust in Human Robot TeamsBaber, Professor CUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Computer Science 1,218,852
Self-learning robotics for industrial contact-rich tasks (ATARI): enabling smart learning in automated disassemblyWang, Dr YUniversity of BirminghamMechanical Engineering 298,263
Smart Solutions Towards Cellular-Connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles SystemRamchurn, Professor SDUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 351,585
Smart Solutions Towards Cellular-Connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System (AUTONOMY)Nallanathan, Professor AQueen Mary University of LondonSch of Electronic Eng & Computer Science 409,171
Smart Solutions Towards Cellular-Connected Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System (AUTONOMY)Deng, Dr YKings College LondonEngineering 432,537
SoRo for Health: Implantable soft robotics for restoration of physiological functionBirchall, Professor MUCLEar Institute 1,895,192
Surgery enabled by ultrasonicsLucas, Professor MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 6,114,693
Swarm Social Sound ModulatorsSubramanian, Professor SUCLComputer Science 816,581
UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems HubRamchurn, Professor SDUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 13,569,722
UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node in FunctionalityWindsor, Dr SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 3,315,004
UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node in Governance and RegulationRamamoorthy, Professor SUniversity of EdinburghSch of Informatics 2,671,812
UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node in TrustHastie, Professor HFHeriot-Watt UniversityS of Mathematical and Computer Sciences 3,056,751
University of Lincoln Core Equipment 2022Hunter, Professor AUniversity of LincolnVice Chancellors Office 480,779
ViTac: Visual-Tactile Synergy for Handling Flexible MaterialsLuo, Dr SKings College LondonEngineering 311,503

Total Number of Grants: 78
Total Value of Grants: £156,095,402

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).