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Lincoln Agri-Robotics

Innovative robotics research focused on the agricultural sector — developing locally, delivering globally.


Lincoln Agri-Robotics (LAR) is ‘the world’s first global centre of excellence in agricultural robotics’ (UK Innovation Strategy, July 2021), funded by UKRI’s Research England as part of their Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund. This exciting centre bridges and expands the strong collaborations that exist between two leading research groups at the University of Lincoln: the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) and the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS).

Our role is to drive support robotic innovation and technical advancement in agriculture, drawing on our network of academic excellence, industry partnerships, and funding organisations. Our areas of research are detailed within our research pages, but below outlines our key challenges that we are working on right now.

Our mission is to create a world leading centre for agricultural robotics as part of our centre for agri-tech, at the heart of one of the most productive agricultural regions in the UK.

‘Committed to the development of research excellence in pursuit of world class robotic solutions for Agricultural Supply Chain challenges and societies needs.’

Creating the Future

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Do you want to design and build intelligent robots? 

Applications are invited for fully-funded three-year PhD studentships within Lincoln Agri-Robotics (LAR), the world’s first global centre of excellence in agricultural robotics, funded by UKRI’s Research England.

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