About the Lab

The quality of urban life in future will be ever more dependent on the complex relationship between computer systems, engineering, physics and human behaviour.  This relationship between people and the technology we use will increasingly impact all aspects of our everyday lives – from how we power our homes and businesses to how we produce our food.  Business, government and industry will rely on integrated technology which could deliver major improvements to our lives but which is also vulnerable to cyber attack and software failure.

The need to understand and bring these different elements closer together to work efficiently will be critically important if society is to prosper. 

Newcastle University's Cyber Physical Lab is spearheading international research in this area of "cyber physical systems".  On this page you can read more about Cyber-Physical Systems at Newcastle.

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Many businesses are already working with CPS without realising it.  Find out what CPSs are!

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CPSs are a key component of Newcastle University's £58 million investment in urban sustainability research.  Read about our ground-breaking new research facilities.

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Why are CPSs important?  Find out here how CPSs can help us tackle major future societal challenges, and why universities, businesses and governments are thinking about CPSs.