School of Informatics

Centre for Robotics shortlisted for NMI award

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics has been shortlisted for the NMI University Research Group of the Year Award 2015.

This award is focused on university research groups that demonstrate excellent liaison and partnership with industry.

The three finalists listed on the NMI awards website are:

•    Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

•    University of Southampton ARM-ECS Research Centre

•    University of Glasgow BEST Group

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London, Thursday 19 November 2015. The NMI University Research Group of the Year Award is sponsored by Thales.


“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award. This is recognition of the significant grass roots level engagement we have developed with our end user community and the massive support our industrial partners – more than 30 and growing, have provided in informing our research directions. Fingers crossed for the award night!”

Professor Sethu VijayakumarDirector of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics


Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

The Centre harnesses the potential of 30 world leading investigators from 12 cross disciplinary research groups and Institutes across the Schools of Informatics and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University. Research focuses on the interactions amongst robots, people, environments and autonomous systems, designed and integrated for different applications, scales and modalities.


NMI is the membership organisation for the UK electronic systems and technology industry. Its mission is to increase the quality and quantity of electronic engineering and manufacturing in the UK.

Useful links

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

NMI awards