Ocean Systems Laboatory

Equipment Type: Laboratory

The Oceans Systems Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research centre that innovates, applies and teaches world class advances in autonomous systems, sensor modelling/processing, and underwater acoustic system theory/design for offshore, marine science, renewable energy and security applications. We are a key member of the Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing in partnership with Edinburgh university. We have also recently joined forces with Edinburgh Institute for Perception Action and Behaviour (IPAB) to create the Edinburgh Alliance in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (EDU-RAS). EDU-RAS harnesses the potential of over 50 world leading investigators from 16 cross disciplinary research groups and Institutes across the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences and The Department of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University and the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. It's research and training focus is on the broad classes of physical and cognitive interactions between robots, people, environments and autonomous systems. With £7.2M of capital equipment in 2013, it is establishing ROBOTARIUM, a unique integrated facility including humanoids, interactive spaces, field robots, 3D printing and sintering, micro sensor assembly and micromaterial processing for fabrication with state of the art multi-core computing accelerators.


Available for use/hire by external contacts