Dr Stephen Bowles


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Theme Lead - Knowledge Exchange


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Dr Stephen Bowles
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory 2050
Sheffield Business Park
S9 1ZA

Stephen received an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Mathematical Modelling and a PhD in Microsystems from Newcastle University before moving to the AMRC as a controls engineer. As a controls engineer and technical lead, he integrated a variety of automated systems, particularly for research into automated adhesive application. He has specific technical experience in industrial robotics (including collaboratives), field hardware specification and installation, and OT integration.

Stephen's current role is to facilitate the uptake of more early-stage research into the Integrated Manufacturing Group, whilst ensuring that the portfolio of work generated remains relevant to the AMRC's membership. He also leads a theme that is responsible for electrification, process monitoring and control, and novel robotics research within IMG.

Research interests

Novel robotics - includes ROS/ROS2, digital twins for robotics, AGV implementation, collaborative robotics (including safety).


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Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG)

Teaching activities

Second PhD supervisor for Artur Graczyk

Professional activities

Member of the IET, euRobotics safety working group