Discover UCL Research in Robotics

UCL Robotics Institute is an interdisciplinary initiative whose researchers are working on foundational technologies and applications underpinning future robotics innovations. Our researchers are continually progressing the state-of-the-art across the domain of robotics.

Research Areas

Research areas include A.I., Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Bio-inspired Robotics, Human-Robot Interactions, Sensors and Control Systems, Medical Robotics, and many more. UCL researchers come from over 10 research centres, groups and laboratories across multiple faculties and departments.

Foundational technologies in robotics being explored by our researchers include:

  • A.I., Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Autonomous Navigation, Motion and Path Planning
  • Bio-inspired Robotics
  • Communications
  • Computer Vision
  • Control Systems
  • Haptics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Legged Robotics
  • Localization and Mapping 
  • Materials
  • Mechanism Design
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Sensor Systems
  • Soft Robotics
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality

The application areas targeted by our research effort include:

  • Agriculture
  • Autonomous and Automation Systems
  • Autonomous Vehicles and Intelligent Transports
  • Construction 
  • Education 
  • Field Robotics
  • Fabrication and Manufacturing
  • Search & Rescue
  • Humanoid Robotics
  • Animaloid Robotics
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prosthesis and Exoskeletons