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.

Across these pages you'll be able to find all of the latest news and reports, register to attend our exciting events and take part in discussions over on our discussions board.

Head over to our articles page for all of the latest news on Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Got something to say? Want to ask us any questions? Join us on our discussions forum to interact with other members, join in with current discussions or start your own
new thread.



Get updates on the latest Robotics sector news, events, funding opportunities and more.

Contact Us

Upcoming events

Fri 04 Nov 2016

Workshop on Verification and Validation for Autonomous Road Vehicles

All Day

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

From Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Tue 13 Dec 2016

IET/SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference

All Day

The IET and leading innovation and knowledge centre, SynbiCITE have teamed up to bring you the...

From Robotics and Autonomous Systems


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


Latest news

CDE Themed Competition: Many Drones Make Light Work

This  Centre for D efence Enterprise ( CDE )  themed competition seeks to...

How could new advances in robotics be applied in modern livestock buildings?

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a  workshop  on 27th October in...

A little about Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Supporting the development of a new industrial RAS sector in the UK

Read more about Robotics and Autonomous Systems