Welcome to the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems Research (L-CAS), the University of Lincoln’s cross-disciplinary research group in robotics. L-CAS specialises in technologies for perception, learning, decision-making, control and interaction in autonomous systems, especially mobile robots and robotic manipulators, and the integration of these capabilities in application domains including
- intelligent transportation,
- nuclear robotics, and
- service robotics.
We participate in a large number of collaborative research projects with other academic and industry partners, funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and Horizon 2020, among others. We also collaborate closely with the University of Lincoln’s Research Institutes in Agri-Food Technology and Health, and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, which are focussed on delivering real-world impact in those domains.
Our joint facilities include dedicated robotics research labs, a demonstration farm, an experimental food factory, a fleet of diverse mobile and social robots, advanced compliant robotic manipulators, a swarm of micro robots, and state-of-the-art agricultural robots.
Our objective is to become one of the world’s great robotics labs, working on technologies for enhancing the quality of life, our health, wellbeing and the food we eat.