STAR LAB are a team of academic scholars, engineers and roboticists whose vision is to build on four decades of research and development heritage in small spacecraft engineering within the Surrey Space Centre and extend this philosophy to advance autonomous systems and robotics for space.
They are also focused on transferring technologies to other non-space domains, enabling their research output to make a valuable impact here on Earth. The STAR LAB leads Surrey’s involvement within the UK-RAS Network, and was an active participant and co-organiser to the UK Robotics Week.
They are also hosting the research lab of the UKRI/UKSA hub on the Future AI and Robotics for Space (FAIR-SPACE). Their other international community activities include leading the IEEE-CIS Task Force on Intelligent Space Systems and Operations, UK-RAS White Paper on Space Robotics, TAROS 2017, etc.