The Centre for Robotics & Intelligent Systems CRIS (formerly MMRRC - Mobile & Marine Robotics Research Centre) is the only research centre in Ireland focused on robotic applications and development of marine robotics within the island of Ireland.
Established in 2000 in University of Limerick by Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniel Toal, the research centre brings together a highly capable engineering group consisting of postdoctoral researches and PhD students from various disciplines including electronic, computer, mechanical and aeronautical engineering backgrounds. The group is focused on developing practical and industrial relevant marine technologies. From marine platforms to navigation, sensor development, emergency response planning, remote operated vehicle (ROV) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, we are actively involved in developing a diverse range of robotic systems. CRIS is an integral part of MaREI, the SFI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy, and is involved across national, European and direct industry collaborative projects.