NZ Robotics, Automation, and Sensing

New Zealand Robotics, Automation and Sensing (NZRAS) is a network of researchers, engineers, technologists and students that is concerned with research and application of robotic, automation and sensing technologies.

We aim to bring together all parties in the innovation ecosystem to facilitate the advancement of science and technology. It includes research providers from tertiary institutions, CRIs, COREs, Callaghan Innovation and various industry groups in New Zealand. It intends to foster and build collaborations, partnerships and networking to undertake research and development projects in particular those with a national focus such as the National Science Challenges.

The network organises conferences and other meetings, and serves as a focal point for New Zealand industry and researchers.


A vital part of the New Zealand innovation landscape is the industrial organisations that provide the expertise, products and services in robotics, automation and sensing applications. The following is a list of industry members ready to provide their expertise. If you wish to be included on the list, please enquire via our industry membership form.



Hin Lim, The University of Waikato (Chair)

Bruce MacDonald, The University of Auckland (Vice Chair)

Martin Stommel, Auckland University of Technology (Secretary)

Richard Green, University of Canterbury (Treasurer)