CARES is an interdisciplinary research hub

with a mission to create inspiring and

innovative robotic technologies that

improve societal wellbeing



Excellence – We deliver high impact and internationally-renowned robotics research and technologies.

Impact – We are changing the world by providing innovative and effective solutions to challenges in healthcare, manufacturing, primary industries, education, service industries and fundamental science.

Broad capabilities – Our highly talented and diverse team have experience across the field of robotics and automation, including in the areas of human robot interaction, artificial intelligence, digital realities, robot software, sensing, speech, navigation, and hardware technologies.

Interdisciplinary – Our team of mechanical and electrical engineers, health practitioners, gerontologists, psychologists and computer scientists are highly collaborative throughout all stages of research.

Global partnerships – Based at New Zealand’s leading university, we have access to the largest research commercialisation company of its kind in Australasia, UniServices, and have established commercial and research partnerships across the globe.

Ideal test bed – Operating within New Zealand, we take advantage of the unique opportunities of a small and heterogenous market with an accessible regulatory framework – this makes us an ideal test bed for new technologies.  (The NZ public sector was also ranked least corrupt on the planet in the 2016 Corruption Perception Index!)

User centric – We consistently involve end users and stakeholders in the design and development of solutions and have ready access to industry, clinical experts and patients for user trials and test facilities.

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Latest News

Virtual reality viticulture

Virtual reality viticulture

The work of our Part IV student, Mitchell Faulconridge, (under supervision of Henry Williams) has been featured on Uniservices Insights. This is part of our Maaratech research programme, and Mitchell has been working on Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) tools to...

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Congratulations Dr Nejati!

Congratulations Dr Nejati!

Hot off the press: Mahla Nejati has successfully completed her PhD oral defence for her project “Developing the vision system of an orchard robot“. Congratulations Dr Nejati! You can read more about Mahla’s PhD work in this article. Mahla will...

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