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? £7m of scholarships available!


  • 2014-11: Roderich will serve as the General Chair of DARS 2016
  • 2014-11: Roderich will serve as an Associate Editor of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine in 2015
  • 2014-10: Roderich talks about self-assembly in BBC program The Forum
  • 2014-09: Matthew and Shen-Chiang join our group as PhD students
  • 2013-09: Roderich gave a talk at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2014-09: Yuri's paper on supervisory control theory was selected as a finalist for the Best Paper Award at ANTS 2014
  • 2013-09: Roderich serves as an Associate Editor for ICRA 2015
  • 2014-05: Chris' paper about a high-speed genderless connector for modular robots will be presented at IROS 2014
  • 2014-02: Roderich serves as an Associate Editor for IROS 2014

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