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CDT-RAS funding renewed

£18m funding boost for Robotics research in Scotland

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR), run by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh is due to receive £18m to expand its successful EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CDT-RAS), with new directors Professor Helen Hastie and Dr Michael Mistry.

90 PhD students, in five cohorts, over the next eight years will be trained with research focussing on safety and safe interaction between robots, people and their environments.  

With more than 50 internationally-esteemed academics and world-class robotics equipment, the Centre is already recognised globally. 

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR) news article which provides more information can be found here

The EPSRC press release can be found here