Plans have been lodged for a national ‘robotarium’ at Heriot-Watt University.

The creation of the UK's first facility of its kind reached a significant milestone after its business case was earlier approved by the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland City Region Deal joint committee.

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This plans were prepared by Michael Laird Architects on behalf of Heriot-Watt University for the national robotarium sited on its Edinburgh campus at Riccarton.

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Michael Laird Architects

The £22.4 million hub, to be built at Heriot-Watt University in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, will be the UK's leading innovation hub for robotics and autonomous systems, delivering leading-edge research and support for business creation and growth, as well as data skills.

The new robotarium will build on Heriot-Watt's ground-breaking robotics research which is already contributing towards the drive to revolutionise manufacturing, healthcare, offshore energy, construction and marine science.