The University of Sheffield Natural Robotics Lab
Self-propelled self-assembly robotic modules

Segregation in swarms of robots based on the Brazil nut effect

 Commission - FP7

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Welcome to the web site of the Natural Robotics Lab (led by Dr. Roderich Groß, ACSE, The University of Sheffield).

Interested in joining us?

New cross-faculty, inter-disciplinary MSc programme in Computational Intelligence and Robotics

Call for participation: 2014 IROS Workshop on Modular and Swarm Systems: From Nature to Robotics


  • 2014-05: Chris' paper about a high-speed genderless connector for modular robots will be presented at IROS 2014
  • 2014-05: Yuri's paper applying supervisory control theory to swarms of Kilobot robots will be presented at ANTS 2014
  • 2014-02: Roderich serves as an Associate Editor for IROS 2014
  • 2013-10: Sheffield Centre for Robotics has been awarded £1m of equipment in robotics (including a swarm of 800 robots)
  • 2013-10: Fernando, Kapellmann and Stefan join the lab as PhD students
  • 2013-09: Chris, Juan and Roderich visit the robotics laboratories at EPFL (photo showing Massimo Vespignani who kindly explained a robotic cat to Chris and Juan)
    EPFL visit
  • 2013-08: Roderich serves as an Associate Editor for ICRA 2014
  • 2013-07: Dr Juan Escalera joins the lab as a postdoc
  • 2013-06: Reuters reports about our work on swarm robotics, which is also featured on Der Spiegel

© 2001-2014 Roderich Groß, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE), The University of Sheffield