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The Robotics Research Centre (RRC) was established in 1994 as a University centre with MAE, EEE and SCE as participating schools and is hosted by School of MAE. It is the first interdisciplinary research centre on robotics in Singapore.

The interdisciplinary nature of robotics makes it a disruptive enabler for the urgent healthcare needs in an ageing society, for promoting productivity leading to economic growth, for ensuring sustainability of complex urban environments as well as for safety and security worldwide. Certain areas in robotics such as Medical and Assistive Robotics, Manufacturing Automation of manual tasks, Autonomous UAV, and also Autonomous Vehicles. As we are now at a dawn of new age robotics and intelligent machines, a breakthrough in these identified areas may revolutionize our standard of living.