Bringing together a world-class community
in Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Our vision is to bring togther an integrated community of entrepreneurs,
innovators, researchers and potential end users to create a vision for the emerging industrial Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) sector in the UK.


The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group was established on 1 January 2013 in a partnership between the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Knowledge Transfer Networks.

Drawing on a core group of experts, leading industrialists and academics, the SIG's aim is to stimulate collaboration and innovation in RAS capabilities, which are required to underpin multiple industrial sectors, leading to increased productivity and growth. The SIG runs until the end of 2015, when a review of its work will be undertaken to inform future support and intervention.

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Upcoming events

Tue 01 Dec 2015

Robotics & Autonomous Systems in Horizon 2020

10:00 until 16:30

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of...

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Fri 11 Dec 2015

Game Changing Technologies for the Energy Sector - Information Webinar

10:30 until 12:00

The KTN is organising a webinar to promote a new Innovate UK competition that will open in 2016....

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Thu 14 Jul 2016

Robots in Farming: Good or Bad

All Day

Join the discussion on 14 July 2016 at Harper Adams University (UK) in the workshop on Social...

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Have you read the RAS UK Strategy available in our documents folder?


Latest news

Major debate on robots & society sets scene for European Robotics Week

A mouthwatering array of over 750 events has been taking place throughout Europe this week as...

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Agenda Announced for H2020 - Big Data Brokerage Event

Event Details Solutions for Information and Communication Technologies – Horizon2020...

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