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.



I was very impressed with the whole experience working with Steve and Dave.
They came onsite, listened and then saw the problems we were having with our process. We explained how we wanted the process improved and they delivered with a number of solutions.
I cannot fault their commitment, brilliant work for the Brilliant Factories project.

Chris Gray
GE Oil & Gas