About us

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) has been recognized by the UK government as one of the 8 great technologies to deliver growth and sustain its economic wealth.

We at the Northern Robotic Network believe we have a great opportunity to support this initiative to generate growth and sustain its economic wealth, by leveraging the Northern Region's capability to increase productivity through RAS.

Our aim is to be,

‘A Northern Powerhouse for RAS in the UK'

By delivering wealth creation for the UK, through developing and delivering innovative RAS technologies, by having more efficient and effective networking through our members.

We have set our objectives to deliver in the following key areas.

RAS Coordination
RAS Assets
RAS Grand Challenges
RAS Clusters
RAS Skills

If you want to be part of this vibrant group to push forward these technologies to benefit your business, be part of the revolution in robotics and autonomous systems join us.

Northern Robotics Chair

Dr Paul E Mort

Contact us

For further information about the Northern Robotics Network, please contact one of the founding members:

Professor John Gray, University of Manchester: john.gray-2@manchester.ac.uk

Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani, University of Salford: s.nefti-meziani@salford.ac.uk

Geoff Pegman, RU Robots: geoff.pegman@rurobots.co.uk