Academic Partners

Led by the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, ORCA Hub is made up of a collaboration of the following UK universities:

Map of ORCA partner institutions and academics

Through our university partners ORCA brings together leading experts in the fields of:

  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • Mapping and localisation
  • Soft sensing and integration on manipulators
  • Structural integrity monitoring
  • Robot control
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Multimodal interfaces for autonomous systems in multiple domains
  • Automated and adaptive motion planning
  • Explainable AI
  • Machine learning
  • Autonomous systems
  • Robot verification
  • Asset and condition monitoring

Lucy Martin - Former Head of Robotics, EPSRC:

"It is really important that we build this collaborative community between industry and academia to make sure that whatever the novel breakthrough is in science, that actually leads to real world products and services.”