The University of Sheffield Natural Robotics Lab
The Natural Robotics Lab was founded in 2010. It is led by Dr. Roderich Gross, Associate Professor in 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.

In 2014, we moved to the new Pam Liversidge Building (Sheffield Robotics).

The alumni of the Natural Robotics Lab include students that continued their research careers at the MIT, Harvard University, Imperial College London, Yale University, ETH Zurich, EPFL, as well as in industry (e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, MathWorks).

Over the past decade, the Natural Robotics Lab has received financial support from various funding bodies and industry, including:

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council European Commission - FP7

Contact details:

r.gross at
Phone: +44 114 222 5610

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