Autonomous driving, domestic assistance, health care, industrial manufacturing, search and rescue operations and much more. Robots are the future.

We will equip you with the knowledge and skills to contribute to this rapidly-changing and innovative industry, or to academic research in the area. 

The course uniquely combines electrical engineering and computer science, allowing you to gain both theoretical and practical knowledge in areas such as navigation, motion control, sensory perception, autonomous decision making, and machine learning.

Why study here?
  • Develop your own robotics systems, using our world-class robot arena to test your inventions.
  • We are home to many of the world's top engineers.
  • We are ranked 27th in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021). 
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Robotics requires a well-developed knowledge of areas ranging from computer science and artificial intelligence, to engineering and neuroscience, in order to produce hardware which can sense and manipulate the real world.

We provide a comprehensive coverage of contemporary intelligent systems, with robots serving as a major example of the technology.

Why study here?
  • Work with our team of internationally recognised researchers.
  • Develop an understanding of the foundations of contemporary intelligent systems.
  • We are ranked 27th in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021). 
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Join our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and work with us to develop the technology of the future.

As a research student at Essex you will have access to a wide range of bespoke labs and research facilities which will enable you to undertake cutting-edge research across the exciting and innovative field of robotics. Work with our expert academic staff and other research students to explore contemporary challenges and find solutions to some of the world's greatest modern technological problems.

Why study here?
  • We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your research.
  • Gain new skills or enhance existing ones - we will prepare you for work in industry or as an academic researcher.
  • Our broad research expertise covers AI for decision making, brain-computer interfaces and neural engineering, communications and networks, intelligent embedded systems and environments, natural language and information processing, and robotics and mechatronics.
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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

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