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Centre for Automation and Robotics Research

The Centre for Automation and Robotics Research (CARR) brings together robotics-related research, teaching and consultancy. Our mission is to be a focal point where diverse robotics and automation projects are developed alongside each other.

We create a repository of practical solutions and knowledge, and at the same time we can provide a source of inspiration for future developments. We welcome and support any robotics application, be it in art, health and wellbeing, or industrial automation.

Together with the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), we are members of Sheffield Robotics, whose aim is to make Sheffield the leading global centre of research into robotics.

Centre for Automation and Robotics Research
 
Faris_Al_Naemi.jpgDr Faris Al-Naemi

Phone 0114 225 6848 
Email F.Al-Naemi@shu.ac.uk

Dr./ BEng. MSc. PhD

Terrence_Perera.jpgProfessor Terrence Perera

Phone 0114 225 3413 
Fax 0114 225 3433 
E-mail t.d.perera@shu.ac.uk

Sameh photo.jpgProfessor Sameh Saad

Phone 0114 225 6850
Email S.Saad@shu.ac.uk

Chair in Enterprise Modelling and Management / BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET, MILT

Hongwei_Zhang.jpgDr Hongwei Zhang

Phone 0114 225 6893 
Email H.Zhang@shu.ac.uk

BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET

Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory

About the laboratory

The expertise within the MMVL group includes artificial intelligence, computer vision, embedded systems engineering, electronic design, interaction design, mathematical modelling, robotics and swarm robotics.

The main theme of our research is on the connection of artificial perception and physical action. Perception requires extensive processing and interpreting of data generated by sensors. We employ a wide range of sensors and sensing techniques including various types of cameras (Normal light, IR, Thermal), Laser and Ultrasound devices and also chemical sensors produced in-house. Actions are typically performed by robots and multi robot systems, ranging from medium sized mobile robots to mini, micro and also nano robots. The robots and sensors are to be applied in ordinary environments and human machine interactions play an important role.

Systems Modelling and Integration Research Group

About the group

We are a well-established research group within the Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI).

The research work of this group focuses on the enhancement and deployment of modelling techniques such as; computer simulation, operations management, including logistics and supply chain management, and control and automation technologies.

National and international profile research staff have secured funding from research councils and industry to conduct their research programmes.

Terrence_Perera.jpgProfessor Terrence Perera

Phone 0114 225 3413 
Fax 0114 225 3433 
E-mail t.d.perera@shu.ac.uk

Sameh photo.jpgProfessor Sameh Saad

Phone 0114 225 6850
Email S.Saad@shu.ac.uk

Chair in Enterprise Modelling and Management / BSc (Honours), MSc, PhD, CEng, MIET, MILT

Current Automation and Robotics research students
Statistics and Information Modelling Research Group (SIM)

About the group

The group brings together expertise in mathematics, control engineering, economics, statistics and computer science. We work on the theory and applications of mathematical and statistical models in finance, insurance, economics, banking and business.

Featured staff profile

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Head of the Centre for Automation and Robotics Research