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Welcome to The Centre for Advanced Robotics

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is a leading UK-based multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to advancing robotics. Our primary goal is to unite, facilitate, and promote comprehensive research and teaching in Advanced Robotics. ARQ serves as the focal point for world-class under-/postgraduate research and teaching in robotics, reinforcing Queen Mary's robotics research activities. Achieving "Centre of Excellence Status" in 2019 at Queen Mary University of London, ARQ has garnered over £7m in research funding since its inauguration in 2017.

Our diverse research portfolio includes projects funded by prestigious entities such as the European Research Council (ERC), European Commission (EC), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Innovate UK, and industrial partners. ARQ, currently led by Professor Kaspar Althoefer, comprises 20 core and associated academic members, along with 45 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

Specialized robotics teams within ARQ focus on areas such as robot design, mechatronics, human-robot interaction, control systems, autonomous systems, field robotics, sensing, biomedical robotics, and mechatronics. Notable teams include SAPHIR (Kaspar Althoefer), CRISP (Lorenzo Jamone), HAIR (Ildar Farkhatdinov), and RSR (Dr Ketao Zhang).

Explore the websites of our teams and projects, and publications for insights into our cutting-edge research.


Recent Publications

  • Liang H, Zuo W and Tse ZTH (2024). Design of a Square Rotor Driven Pneumatic Stepper Actuator for MR-Guided Therapy. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) vol. PP (99), 1-10.  
  • Asci S and Nanjangud A (2024). Enhanced Berthing Maneuvers Through Contact-Inclusive Dynamics: A Novel Approach. AIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum
  • Althoefer K (2023). The 40th International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2023: Embracing the Future: Making Robots for Humans [Conference Highlights]. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) vol. 30 (4), 105-109.  

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