The QUT Centre for Robotics conducts world-leading research in intelligent robotics; translated that fundamental research into commercial and societal outcomes; lead education, training and development of talent to meet growing demands of future-focussed industries; and provides leadership in technological policy development and societal debate.
The Centre builds on a decade of investment at QUT in robotic research and translation which has been funded by QUT, the Australian Research Council, Queensland Government, cooperative research centres and industry.
Robots and other autonomous systems are changing the way we live, work and play. Applications span a range of industries from health to transport, manufacturing to agriculture, even energy, and environmental sensing. Our research focuses on the development of technology that can be used to improve our understanding and management of the world around us and will benefit humanity.
Our researchers are world leaders in this field, internationally recognised for their work in areas such as vision-based tracking and manipulation of objects, and enabling navigation of mobile robots. This research has already led to the development of numerous prototypes including:
- robots for harvesting crops
- ground-based mobile robots for sustainable agricultural productivity
- aerial robots for large-scale infrastructure monitoring
- on-water and underwater robots for environmental monitoring and
- robotic systems to assist surgeons to undertake minimally invasive surgery
QUT is also the headquarters of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision. Our work in robot vision – enabling robots to perceive, sense, understand and learn – will provide increased productivity in industries critical to Australia’s future economy.
Collaborators, Funders and Supporters
We acknowledge the following organizations with whom we collaborate and/or who have supported our research.