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

Mon 22 Feb 2016

Autonomous Systems: Legal/Regulatory Aspects and V&V Workshop

09:30 until 17:00

Organised by the EPSRC’s Network on the Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems, we are...

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Thu 25 Feb 2016

Automation and Robotics for Synthetic Biology

09:30 until 16:30

The availability of synthetic genes at commodity prices and the possibility of automated...

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Wed 02 Mar 2016

Robotics in Mining 2016 Workshop

09:00 until 16:45

Inviting key strategic thinkers and innovators in the Mining, Robotics and Autonomous Systems...

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


Latest news

The WEF: Getting anxious about automation

The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is one of the central themes of this year’s World Economic...

Look out for the Internet of Flying Things as business takes to the skies in 2016

The battle for business advantage is moving to the skies as retailers, the construction...

A story of robots for Christmas

It’s proving a bumper Christmas for robot videos and this extravaganza from Italy’s Advanced...

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