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Robotics in Australia

a collection of groups and projects




Institute (University, Company, Organization) - City
Laboratory, group Some major topics Some researchers Some projects
Australian National University
Dept. of Information Engineering Mobile robots, Vision, Control, Manipulation, Autonomous submersibles Roy Featherstone,
Uwe R. Zimmer
School of Autonomous Submersibles (Serafina)

Autonomous Submersibles (KAMBARA)

Research School of Biological Sciences Insect vision and navigation, Biorobotics Mandyam V. Srinivasan Biorobotics
Dept. of Engineering Manipulation, Control, Vision, Walking, Tracking Darrell Williamson,
Robert Mahony
Recent projects
Central Queensland University
Faculty for Informatics and Communication Soccer robots Russel Stonier Aussi Bandicots
CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Robotics & Automation Vision, Visual servoing, Large scale real-world systems Peter Corke Small automated helicopter

Autonomous submarine

Autonomous underground vehicles

Exploration & Mining Autonomous Underground Vehicles, Mining Jock Cunningham

Autonomous underground vehicles, Mining

Deakin University
Intelligent Systems Automation Control, Manipulation, High-speed robots, Vision Saeid Nahavandi,
... see full list of members
Recent projects
Denning Branch International Robotics
Denning Branch International Robotics Mobile robotics platforms contact
University of Melbourne
Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Lab. Mobile robots, Vision, Soccer robots Zhi-Qiang Liu,
Alan Blair,
Les Kitchen,
Mechatronics Research Group Mobile robots Saman Halgamuge
Monash University
Intelligent Robotics Research Centre Perception, Navigation, Localization, Modelling, Vision Raymond Austin Jarvis,
... see full list of members
Recent projects
University of New South Wales
Robotics group at the Dept. of AI Mobile robots, Walking Claude Sammut Soccer robots

Robot tour guide

University of Newcastle
Newcastle Robotics Laboratory Mobile robots in competitions Stephan Chalup
Rick Middleton
Legged robot soccer

Electronic ballboy

NICTA - National Information and Communications Technology Australia
Autonomous Systems and Sensing Technologies Autonomous vehicles with an emphasis on vision Richard Hartley,
David Austin,
Nick Barnes,
Lars Petersson
University of Queensland
School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering Robot soccer, Humanoid robots Gordon Wyeth,
Damien Kee


Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Software and Network Engineering Automomy, Cooperation, Soccer robots Andrew Jennings RoboCup@RMIT
Artificial Intelligence Research Group Agents, Soccer robots Lin Padgham RoboCup@RMIT
Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Cees Bil Sarus
University of South Australia
School of Electrical and Information Engineering Mobile robots, Navigation Andrew Nafalski,
Ozdemir Gol

Self Navigating Mobile Robot

University of Southern Queensland
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying Navigation, Modelling, Design, Mechatronics John Billingsley,
Peter Aigner

Load Haul Dump Unit

University of Sydney
Australian Centre for Field Robotics Mobile robots, Underwater vehicles, Field robotics, Control, Manipulation, Vision, Navigation, Modelling Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte,
full list of members
Recent projects


Computer Engineering Lab. Neuromorpnic engineering, Humanoids Marwan Jabri Zakariah
Aerospace Engineering Unmanned Aerial Vehicles K.C. Wong Tail-Sitter Unmanned Air Vehicle
University of Technology, Sydney
Mechatronics & Intelligent Systems Intelligent systems Gamini Dissanayake,
Adel Al-Jumaily,
Quang Ha,
Dikai Liu,
joint projects with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney (see above)
Innovation and Technology Research Laboratory Robot soccer, Business robotics Mary-Anne Williams,
... see full list of members
Robot Soccer Team UTS Unleashed!
Computer Vision Research Group Computer Vision Massimo Piccardi
University of Western Australia
Dept. of Mechanical & Materials Engineering Control, Design, Manipulation James Trevelyan Robot sheep shearing

Humanitarian demining



Robotics & Vision Research Group Vision, Mobile robots Robyn Owens Biological shape measurement
Mobile Robot Lab
(Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Robot soccer, Vision, Autonomous underwater vehicles Thomas Bräunl EyeBot
University of Wollongong
Intelligent Systems Research Group Perception, Mobile robots Phillip McKerrow
Centre for Industrial Automation Research Manipulation, Force control Fazel Naghdy


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