The Robotics Centre
Developing mobile robots for inspections and assistive and wearable robots
The Robotics Centre develops mobile robots for the inspection of safety critical infrastructure located in extreme and hazardous environments. In addition, it researches assistive robots for medical rehabilitation and an ageing population.
The Centre is a pioneer in the use of mobile robots for the automation of non-destructive testing. It has developed wall climbing and underwater robots for the in-situ inspection of petrochemical storage tanks, pressure vessels, off-shore infrastructure such as wind blades, mooring chains, oil and gas flexible risers, and floating platforms. The Centre collaborates with TWI Ltd and its industrial members via the London South Bank Innovation Centre (LSBIC) to research and develop automation and robotics for non-destructive testing. The LSBIC team comprising of postgraduate research fellows and PhD students is permanently based in TWI Ltd in Cambridge.
Research expertise is held in the following areas:
- Innovative mobile climbing and underwater robots for the non-destructive testing of safety critical infrastructure located in remote and hazardous environments.
- Assistive and wearable robots.
- Adaptive/intelligent computing and control for autonomous robots.
- Geometrical methods applied to robot dynamics and kinematics.
The Centre has developed eight innovative robots via six European framework projects and two EPSRC funded projects. It is currently developing robotics for inspection via three H2020 FTI and five InnovateUK funded projects.
The robotic NDT research was selected by the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering for their exhibitions in 2010 and 2011.
The research has won thirteen awards for innovation in industrial robots and best papers based on the research into robotic NDT and six best paper awards for research into prosthetics for paraplegic subjects, control of flexible manipulators and architectures for real-time active vibration control.
19 October 2018Black History Month at LSBU Launch Event
19 October 2018A season of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
20 October 2018A season of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
25 October 2018London Primary Care Quality Academy Workshop
29 October 2018Graduation Ceremony - School of Business
30 October 2018Non-Medical Prescribing CPD Study Day
31 October 2018Extended Project Support Programme
5 November 2018Graduation Ceremony - School of Health and Social Care
8 November 2018'ResearchToday!' Curiosity in the experiential consumption of the unknown
10 November 2018University Open Day
Hollywood actor David Oyelowo awarded honorary doctorate by London South Bank University
15 October 2018
LSBU’s Clarence Centre celebrates five years supporting university and industry collaboration
27 September 2018
LSBU wins ‘University of the Year for Graduate Employment’ for an unprecedented second year running
24 September 2018
London South Bank University wins national awards for teaching excellence
17 September 2018
Law students reach finals weekend in national competition
30 August 2018
London South Bank first UK University to offer Architecture Degree Apprenticeships
24 August 2018
Level 4 and 5 qualifications vital to fill national skills gap, says LSBU's Vice-Chancellor
23 August 2018
Lambeth College joins LSBU
22 August 2018
LSBU experts conclude that Heliport noise could be a danger to health
14 August 2018