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November 2023

PhD student Zain Murtaza with the conference General Chair, Prof Zhijun Li.

Robotics student wins Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE ICDL 2023 conference.

22 November 2023

On November 9-11, 2023, Zain Murtaza (PhD student in Robotics at QMUL) and Lorenzo Jamone (Senior Lecturer in Robotics at QMUL) attended the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (, the flagship international conference of the Cognitive Robotics community. The work presented by Zain Murtaza was selected ... [more]

September 2023

Supernumerary robotic arms

One hour of training is all you need to control a third robotic arm

26 September 2023

One hour of training is enough for people to carry a task alone with their supernumerary robotic arms as effectively as with a partner, study finds. A new study by researchers at the Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary (ARQ), Imperial College London and The University of Melbourne has ... [more]

Gabriele Giudici testing touch feedback based telemanipulation

Success of Queen Mary researchers and students at the UK robotics conference TAROS 2023

23 September 2023

On September 13-15, 2023 the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary University of London (ARQ) traveled to Cambridge, UK to present their research at TAROS 2023 - the UK oldest robotics and autonomous systems conference. ARQ was represented by multiple research papers and posters at TAROS 2023. Gabriele Gudici's work was selected as ... [more]

July 2023

Stelarc with robotic limbs

Performance Artist Stelarc visits the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary

18 July 2023

Stelarc, a world-renowned performance artist who pioneered movement augmentation and explored human body and technology interaction in his works was a guest speaker of a special seminar organised by of the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary University of London 25 May 2023. Stelarc shared his performance experience on body hacking, gene ... [more]

First soft robot for colo-rectal surgery in human cadaver. [credit: STIFF-FLOP]

Soft Robotics Revolutionise Minimally Invasive Surgery

13 July 2023

Professor Kaspar Althoefer has made groundbreaking advancements in the field of soft robotics for minimally invasive surgery An overview paper, published in the Science journal today, explores Artificial intelligence (AI) applications in medical robots, including Professor Althoefer's scientific research unlocking the potential of flexible and adaptable surgical robots to revolutionize ... [more]

Self-sensing electric artificial muscles with variable stiffness

Revolutionary Self-Sensing Electric Artificial Muscles

11 July 2023

In a study published recently in Advanced Intelligent Systems researchers from Queen Mary University of London have made significant advancements in the field of bionics with the development of a new type of electric variable-stiffness artificial muscle that possesses self-sensing capabilities. This innovative technology has the potential to revolutionize soft ... [more]

June 2023

Members of the Centre for Advanced Robotics at the QMUL Festival of Communities

Centre for Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary Festival

12 June 2023

Multiple robotics teams presented their research to members of general public at the annual Queen Mary University of London Festival of Communities on June 10-11, 2023. Their demonstrations included robotics for human movement assistance and rehabilitation, aerial robotics, intelligent object manipulation, brain-computer interfaces for assistive robots. The teams involved were Human ... [more]

May 2023

Robotic tail design by the team

Queen Mary HAIR at largest robotics conference IEEE ICRA 2023

29 May 2023

The largest and most important conference on robotics, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2023 (ICRA) started today in ExCeL, London. The conference is co-organised by the Centre of Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary (ARQ). The general chair of the conference is Professor Kaspar Althoefer, head of ARQ and a ... [more]

(top) CMR - (bottom) Ocado Technology

L7 Robotics Apprenticeship - Trailblazer group

6 May 2023

Apprenticeships and IfATE What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards. It is about entry to a recognised occupation and involves a substantial programme of on and off-the-job training. The apprentice's occupational competence is tested by an independent, end point assessment. Apprenticeships are employer-led ... [more]