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

Fri 24 Jun 2016

The Future with AI: Thought Leadership Panel Debate

17:30 until 19:00

Do join our debate chaired by Will Hutton, author of 'How Good We Can Be', on The Future with AI:...

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Sat 25 Jun 2016

The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics

Jun 25 / 09:00 until Jun 28 / 18:00

9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics will be held on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 June 2016 at the...

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Tue 28 Jun 2016

TAROS 2016

Jun 28 / 09:00 until Jun 30 / 18:00

TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems) is the UK's leading conference in robotics and...

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


Latest news

Robot hand KTN helped bring to new markets catches Queen’s attention

Her Majesty the Queen was photographed yesterday admiring a cutting-edge robot hand on display...

UK Robotics Week: 25th June - 1st July

UK Robotics Week has something for everyone. It is a week to...

Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) call for evidence on the UK Testing Ecosystem

Last year, the Council for Science and Technology wrote to the Prime Minister about the...

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