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Robotic Device Technologies

Induction Power Transfer and More

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The Transferral of Technologies

Technology Transfer

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Revolutionising Elderly Care

Healthcare Assistive Technology

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How do humans and robots interact?

Human Robot Interaction

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Software Systems for Robotics

Robotic Software Systems

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About Us

Learn about the Robotics Research Group


CARES is an interdisciplinary research hub with a mission to create inspiring and innovative robotic technologies that improve societal wellbeing

What Distinguishes Us

Excellence – We deliver high impact and internationally-renowned robotics research and technologies.

Impact – We are changing the world by providing innovative and effective solutions to challenges in healthcare, manufacturing, primary industries, education, service industries and fundamental science.

Broad capabilities – Our highly talented and diverse team have experience across the field of robotics and automation, including in the areas of human robot interaction, artificial intelligence, digital realities, robot software, sensing, speech, navigation, and hardware technologies.

Interdisciplinary – Our team of mechanical and electrical engineers, health practitioners, gerontologists, psychologists and computer scientists are highly collaborative throughout all stages of research.

Global partnerships – Based at New Zealand’s leading university, we have access to the largest research commercialisation company of its kind in Australasia, UniServices, and have established commercial and research partnerships across the globe.

Ideal test bed - Operating within New Zealand, we take advantage of the unique opportunities of a small and heterogenous market with an accessible regulatory framework – this makes us an ideal test bed for new technologies.  (The NZ public sector was also ranked least corrupt on the planet in the 2016 Corruption Perception Index!)

User centric – We consistently involve end users and stakeholders in the design and development of solutions and have ready access to industry, clinical experts and patients for user trials and test facilities.

Click here for the CARES brochure

Latest News

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CARES featured in New Zealand Geographic

“The Robots Will See You Now”….. The CARES team are featured in New Zealand Geographic’s latest issue. Naomi Arnold came to interview members of our team for this special article which puts a spotlight on how robotics can assist older members of our community. The article showcases CARES current and past research projects, telling a […]


Taiwanese ministerial visit to the Newmarket Innovation Campus

Taiwan’s Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs Ms. Mei-Hua Wang led a delegation of 15 Industry and Government high officials on Tuesday 31st October visiting the University of Auckland’s Innovation Campus in Newmarket. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Jim Metson introduced the University, its newest Campus, and UniServices, discussing the capabilities of the different research groups and centres. […]