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Robotic Device Technologies

Artificial Muscle Technology 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?

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Software Systems for Robotics

Robotic software systems such as Robotic Drivers

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About Us

Learn about the Robotics Research Group


Creating Innovative & Inspiring Robotic Technologies that Improve Societal Well-Being

CARES has proven experience in delivering high calibre multidisciplinary research to an international audience and  fosters academic and industrial collaborations around the world. The group and its collaborators present a significant opportunity to expand on local expertise and collaborations to generate further research funding and commercialisation opportunities.

About Us

The Group includes internationally recognised expertise in the subsystems that will be essential in a variety of robotics applications.

Such comprehensive capabilities in robotics research are rare, and they enable the Robotics Research Groups to offer unique collaborative opportunities and solutions to organisations.

Latest News

Chris Lee showcases some of our healthcare robots to the KMUTT Thai delegation who recently signed an MOU with UniServices

Commercialisation opportunities with Thailand

  Commercialisation projects and systems developed by Auckland UniServices Ltd are being embedded in a top Thai research university under a memorandum of understanding signed this month. This strengthened collaboration presents an exciting opportunity for our CARES team in relation to our innovative robot and automation technologies. King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Bangkok […]

A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between the University of Auckland and Korea’s National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST)

Strengthened Collaborations with Korea

A major new collaboration between the University of Auckland and Korea’s National Research Council of Science and Technology (NST) will enhance the already tangible benefits to the relationship with our Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Sciences (CARES). A Memorandum of Understanding was recently signed between UniServices and NST, allowing stronger collaborative ties between the two […]

CARES Director, Bruce MacDonald named National Science Challenge’s Deputy Director

CARES Director, Professor Bruce MacDonald has been named the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge’s Deputy Director. He states that the Challenge, which involves the collaboration of over 100 researchers throughout universities and research institutes across the country, provides great opportunities for New Zealand’s future. “Our vision is to step up the engagement between researchers […]