Building a Future with Robots

Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools or cars of our near future

In the near future, more of us will be working alongside robots, so knowledge of autonomous systems and robotics will be a helpful skill for a surprising number of today’s careers. This course will present some of the challenges of working with autonomous systems, explain how researchers design robotic systems, how these connect to other fields of study, and explore the potential of robotics in our future.

The course is led by a team of academics from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and provides learners with behind-the-scenes access to some of the most innovative research at Sheffield Robotics as experts demonstrate different robotic solutions for some of the world’s most pressing needs. We’ll take a look forward into what factories of the future will look lie, how we might use robots to help care for an aging population, how robots might be used in classrooms, how driverless cars will change the way we travel and much more. 

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