University of the West of England / Bristol Robotics Laboratory

Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is the leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK.

 

Country: United Kingdom
Type: Research institute / University
URL: www.uwe.ac.uk, www.brl.ac.uk

It is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol) and the University of Bristol (UoB), and home to a vibrant community of over 100 academics and industry practitioners, which lead current thinking in service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bioengineering. An internationally recognised Centre of Excellence in Robotics, BRL’s state-of-the-art laboratory covers an area of over 3,000 square metres and houses workshops, wet labs, laser cutters, rapid prototyping facilities, and two flying arenas with multiple 3D motion capture systems. The Laboratory also offers a lecture theatre, seminar rooms and a fully equipped video conference suite. A key goal of BRL is a to harnesses the collective strengths of its university partners while establishing strategic synergies and cross-fertilisation with the industry and the academic community to spearhead Britain’s efforts to be a world leader in modern advanced robotics. Home to a multi-disciplinary research community spanning from electronic and mechanical engineers to computer scientists, mathematicians, biologists, aerodynamicists, clinicians and surgeons, psychologists and material scientists, BRL is able to explore exciting new areas of research and develop innovative applications ready for clinical application and/or commercialisation.