intelligent manipulation  laboratory

IML aims at developing intelligent systems for robotic grasping and manipulation, contributing to a better world.

About IML

Outreach and impact

IML is committed to impactful research activities. These include knowledge transfer to companies and education. IML has recently showcased its research demo at COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conference). See photos of our exhibition and news at IML at COP26.

Accessibility Statement

We've worked hard on the IML website and believe we've achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please get in touch.

Workshops and talks

IML team is actively involved in organising international scientific workshops/tutorials, and team members are actively giving invited talks. Scientific Workshops at international conferences, invited talks at different venues.


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Current projects

These are the projects we are currently involved with.
Click on one of them to learn more about it.

Artemis logo
Intelligent algorithms and soft robotic systems for early breast cancer detection.
Grasp-berry logo
Motion planning and soft robotics for fruit picking.
Robotic cutting
Robotic cutting
Exploring complex multidimensional planning problems of robotic cutting.
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Robotic picking from strawberry clusters.
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Haptitc-guided teleoperation for manipulation tasks.
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Our team

Our team brings together researchers, doctorands, and master students.

Group photo of IML team

Contact us

Want to reach us for a collaboration? Please do!


Oxford University
University of Bristol
University of Birmingham
London Imperial College
Queen Mary University
Polytechnic University of Milan