The University of Sheffield Natural Robotics Lab
European Commission - FP7

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
The Natural Robotics Lab was founded in 2010. It is led by Dr. Roderich Gross from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield.

It investigates robotic systems inspired by nature and robotic models of natural systems. Particular emphasis is on the study of self-assembling robotic systems and swarm robotic systems.

The Natural Robotics Lab is currently funded through the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), through Industry Research Grants and by The University of Sheffield.

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r.gross at
Phone: +44 114 222 5610

The University of Sheffield
Dept. Automatic Control & Systems Eng.
Mappin Street
Sheffield S1 3JD, UK