KU Center for Autonomous Robotic Systems

About Us

Robotics is a powerful technology with potential for high societal and economic impact. Khalifa University Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems was established in 2018 to conduct pioneering research in robotics relevant to industry and society.

KUCARS provides a vibrant multidisciplinary environment for conducting robotics research with around 50 researchers and state of the art laboratory facilities.


The core objectives of KUCARS include:

Producing top research outputs with potential for high impact, developing robotics showcases, educating and training students and staff, engaging with external stakeholders, consolidating international collaborations and researcher exchanges, benchmarking at international level (including participation in MBZIRC and other international competitions)

Vision Impacts

KUCARS is committed to be amongst the top robotics labs in the world, building on the current depth and breadth of research projects and faculty expertise, supporting research infrastructure and continuing investments (including the biennial, USD5 million prize money MBZIRC organized by KU).

Center Leadership

Prof. lakmal seneviratne Professor, Director, Center for Autonomous Robotic Systems
Dr. yahya zweiri Professor, Director, Aerospace Research and Innovation Center