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

Thu 08 Sep 2016

Defence Academic Pathways: Validation & verification of intelligent systems

09:30 until 17:00

PraxisUnico is working with the Defence Academic Pathways (DAP) group on this free event for the...

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


Latest news

EDF Energy inspection Innovation Challenge

Businesses and consortia can apply for up to £10,000 to develop new inspection methods for...

£5 Million Funding Competition for Robotics & Autonomous Systems Applications

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest...

Robotics takes is share of £16 million funding from the latest round of the Agri-Tech Catalyst

Twenty-four innovative agri-tech projects have today been awarded a share of £16 million...

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