Information on Robotics and Autonomous Systems Events at the University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Centre for Robotics Conference

The centre holds an annual conference every year normally in October,  academics, students and industry partners  attend the event. This years conference was held on 13th October 2016 and included keynote talks from Chris Atkeson from Carnegie Mellon University and Michael Talbot from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. We also heard from Tim Emberly from industry partner Costain   as well as our 2014 and 2015 CDT students, who presented their work.

For more information on past conferences and the launch of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics in 2014 please visit the following links:



2014 - The Launch

Information on 2017's conference will be announced nearer the time.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems Seminars

This series will include seminars hosted by the CDT in Robotics and Autonomous Systems alongside seminars selected from existing programmes from within the School of Informatics. Academic seminars will feature prestigious UK, European and overseas speakers, exposing students to internationally leading research. Students will have the opportunity to meet individually with speakers to ask informal questions and discuss their own research. Robotics and Autonomous Systems seminars will be announced via an email list, which all CDT RAS students will be members of.

School of Informatics Seminar Programmes

The institutes within the School of Informatics, as well as related departments, hold frequent events and seminars. These will likely be of interest to CDT in Data Science students and you are encouraged to attend these. The following information is intended to give students an overview of some of the events that might be of interest. Students are advised to check the relevant web pages for up-to-date information as times and dates may vary. Most of these seminars and events have mailing lists for which students can request membership. Even when the topic of a seminar is not situated directly within a student's field, the seminars should give students valuable opportunities to interact with academics and students from other research areas, other institutes and other universities, which will help in formulating ideas. All institutes within the School of Informatics hold seminar programmes. For information, please see the respective institute web sites, accessible through

Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB)

IPAB event consist of seminars and workshops. Seminars are typically given by IPAB staff and students and Workshops are events which feature external speakers. Unless otherwise stated IPAB events occur at 11am on a term-time Thursday, in the Informatics Forum, room 4.31/4.33 -