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Robotics & Automation Training

If you are thinking about a career in robotics and automation some of the following may be of interest to you.

Regional Skills events

To visit our regional websites, please click on the following links.

Skills West Midlands
Skills North West
Skills Yorkshire and the Humber
North East Skills

The University of the West of England, Bristol, offers robotics courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The BSc (Hons) Robotics is firmly rooted in both electronics and software engineering. Students are also encouraged to spend year in work placement as part of their degree. MSc Robotics and MSc Advanced Techologies in Electronics are for those from an electronics, computer science, software engineering or related background who wish to advance their interest and careers in robotics. The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is a joint venture between The University of the West of England and the University of Bristol and can provide information on research study and research expertise.

The University of Warwick offers a Robotic elective in various degrees - Click here to find out more.

Also of interest is the Wariwick Mobile Robotics which includes robot football. WMR is a project developed by a group of final year, multi-disciplinary MEng students at the University of Warwick. The project is part of the School of Engineering, with a laboratory situated in the IMC, International Manufacturing Centre. WMR has support and assistance from two PhD students, two professors, aid from other departments like the Department of Computer Science and the use of the World renowned WMG, Warwick Manufacturing Group facilities.

The School of Engineering at the University of Warwick offers a number of MEng 4 year engineering degree courses with the elective of "Robotics".

The University of Plymouth was the first to provide an undergraduate degree in Robotics and Automated Systems in 1992. The University now offers degree courses at BSc, BEng, MEng and MSc level in Robotics supported by an active research group. The key research strands include human robot interfaces, natural language communication, cognition and reasoning and visual and haptic interfaces. The University's robot football team are the current reigning UK champions in the FIRA 5 a side league and Plymouth was the first to field a bipedal robot football team. Plymouth is also the main site of the EPSRC funded international "Virtual Centre for Personal Robotics" and the project coordinator of the flagship 6.25 million euro project ITALK – Integration and Transfer of Action and Language Knowledge in Robots.

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