Edinburgh Centre for Robotics and Ocean Systems Laboratory
The Ocean Systems Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research centre that innovates, applies and teaches world class advances in autonomous systems, sensor modelling/processing, and underwater acoustic system theory/design for offshore, marine science, renewable energy and security applications. We are a key member of the Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing in partnership with Edinburgh university. We joined forces with Edinburgh Institute for Perception Action and Behaviour (IPAB) to create the Edinburgh Alliance in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (EDU-RAS). EDU-RAS harnesses the potential of over 50 world leading investigators from 16 cross disciplinary research groups and Institutes across the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences and The Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. It's research and training focus is on the broad classes of physical and cognitive interactions between robots, people, environments and autonomous systems.
The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics is leading in the UK effort to realise its industrial potential in this revolution, by producing a new generation of highly skilled researchers, trained to take a central role through technical skill coupled to industry and market awareness.
The centre produces ‘innovation ready’ postgraduates equipped through technical preparation, and cohort-wide training with scientific, creative, ethical and enterprise skills, in programmes supported by User partners operating in RAS crucial market sectors including oil and gas, defence, renewable energy, healthcare, assisted living, transport, space, automotive, manufacturing, nuclear, digital media and education.
With £7.2M of capital equipment the ROBOTARIUM was established. This is a unique integrated facility including humanoids, interactive spaces, field robots, 3D printing and sintering, micro sensor assembly and micromaterial processing for fabrication with state of the art multi-core computing accelerators. More infromation on the Robotarium can be found on the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics website.