Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Technologies Assembly Systems Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Developing the next generation of manufacturing automation

Automation has been proven to increase a company’s level of competitiveness, profitability and productivity, yet the UK lacks behind in the uptake of these technologies. The MTC seeks to help UK industry to develop and implement robotic automation systems.

The MTC works across a number of industrial sectors, reflecting automation’s ability to enhance most manufacturing tasks. With a wide range of experience from across industry in automating difficult and challenging processes we work with industry and academic partners to develop and implement automation systems. The MTC has two main research areas relating to automation;

  • Advanced technologies including robotic manipulators, sensing technologies, adaptability & the ability to think and act autonomously.
  • Methods that enable end users to deploy automation quickly with a robust business case

To support this, the MTC has experience across industry in the detailed mechanical, controls and software engineering design and development through to systems integration, migration and support. We have an extensive array of world-class equipment ranging from state of the art robotic and automation systems through to industrial scale manufacturing cells.



A picture tells a thousand words, and seeing our project come to life in the MTC virtual reality CAVE knocks the spots off a thousand pictures!

Bob Panther
Client of Hickman & Smith Architects