The QUT Centre for Robotics held their end of year celebration on 11th December. It was an opportunity for the group to reflect on the many achievements of 2020 and celebrate our successes.
- the Centre was named the top robotics group in Australia by The Australian’s 2020 Research Special Report
- the Centre was awarded over $12million in research income
- Centre members published over 20 journal articles and 8 conference papers
- a team of QUT researchers including QCR Chief Investigator, Jonathan Roberts were awarded funding for Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Collaborative Robotics in Advanced Manufacturing. The new Centre will commence in mid 2021 with Jon Roberts as Director
- some of the Centre’s Chief Investigators were involved in the successful research grant proposal for the Special Research Initiatives scheme in Excellence in Antarctic Science (SRIEAS)
- the Centre celebrated 6 PhD completions and welcomed over 8 new PhD students bringing us to over 50 students overall.
We also held our Centre awards which were an opportunity for the group to celebrate those in the Centre who help to foster the inclusive and innovative environment and those who have had a particularly successful year. Congratulations to all our award winners:
|Research Achievement||The QUT Centre for Robotics Research Achievement award is awarded to a person that has made an outstanding contribution to robotics research.|
|Contribution to Public Debate||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for Best Contribution to Public Debate is awarded to an individual or team who has exhibited outstanding thought leadership on any robotics topic and its impact on society.|
|Best Collaborative Paper||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for Best Collaborative Paper is awarded to researchers who have worked together to conduct collaborative research in robotics, as evidenced by this publication.|
|Best Event||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for
Best-Profile Raising Event is presented to the individual or team who best represent the aspirations of the Centre.
|Best team||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for Best Team is awarded to the team who has worked collaboratively to address a significant robotics challenge.||
|Quiet Achiever||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for 2020 Quiet Achiever is awarded to a person that has produced an impressive amount of research outcomes in the last 12 months.|
|Emerging Leader||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for Emerging Leader is awarded to the individual who provides guidance and inspiration to their peers and has displayed promising leadership skills.|
|Emerging Centre Citizen||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for 2020 Emerging Centre Citizen is awarded to a person that embodies the spirit of the QUT Centre for Robotics and assists in fostering a supportive, innovative, inclusive and fun environment.|
|Centre Citizen||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for 2020 Centre Citizen is awarded to a person that embodies the spirit of the QUT Centre for Robotics and fosters a supportive, innovative, inclusive and fun environment.|
|Awesomeness||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for Awesomeness is awarded to the individual who is an all-round achiever within the Centre who displays positivity and resourcefulness.|
|King of GitHub||The QUT Centre for Robotics award for King of GitHub is awarded to the person who has displayed incredible expertise and determination in managing numerous repositories and for helping ensure the Centre’s members understand how GitHub works.|