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.


For the latest news and tweets check the NEWS PAGE

Current & past projects highlights

IML conducts research on Robots for (1) Agri-food, (2) Waster Sort & Segregation and (3) Health.
For full list of projects visit Projects page

Robots 4 Precision Agri-food Production
Robotic picking from strawberry clusters.
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Robots 4 Waste Decommissioning
Haptitc-guided teleoperation for manipulation tasks.
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Robots 4 Health
Intelligent algorithms and soft robotic systems for early breast cancer detection.
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intelligent manipulation laboratory

Our team

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

Group photo of IML team


Read about the experiences of past team members.

Looking back at how I changed during this period, I see that this experience has given me a lot, not only in terms of practical knowledge, which is obviously important, but mainly in terms of experience and self-confidence.
Giorgio Bonvicini
M.Sc. Student

Contact us

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