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 08 Sep 2015

"Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems" (TAROS) 2015

All Day

The 16th Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems (TAROS) Conference and Industry Exhibition will take...

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Tue 08 Sep 2015

AHDB Smart Agriculture Conference 2015

09:00 until 17:00

The exchange of innovation and technology is essential for any industry to overcome current...

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


Latest news

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The Government Office for Science working to identify pioneering technologies

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A separate airspace for delivery drones?

US online retailer Amazon has called for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone...

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