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.



New high spec equipment and software for research projects is continually coming into the business. This gives many training opportunities and with work being so varied I don't think I would ever have the opportunity to get bored at the MTC. The MTC is also very determined to progress engineers to chartered status. This supports my development but also awards me with an internationally recognised qualification.
Mehul Parmar
MTC Assembly Systems