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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research ExcellenceUniversity Strategic Research Groups

Autonomous Systems

Our research into autonomous systems combines sensing, computing, communications and platforms in order to provide world class, cost effective capabilities for scientists and other users.


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Autonomous systems technology can be employed by society in many ways, for example to develop and maintain a low carbon economy, to conduct earth science research, to coordinate disaster response and numerous other applications whether sub-sea, surface, land, air or space.


Director: Professor James Scanlan

Co Chairs: Professor Damon Teagle, Professor Kirk Martinez, Dr Stephen Prior,

Interdisciplinary Research Co-ordinator: Frances Clarke 



World class facilities

These facilities underpinning our work in unmanned systems are available for industry and academia to use.


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Whatever your faculty, if you have research or interest is in  Autonomous Systems  why not be a member?



Our events allow researchers across faculties to network and find out about each other's work

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