TIM HOJNIK (Graduate Student Member, IEEE) was born in Slovenia. He received the degree (Hons.) in mechatronic and robotic engineering from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, in 2017.
He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in robotics with QUT and the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Brisbane.
During his undergraduate degree, he was an Engineering Intern with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation, and CSIRO, where he worked on robotic vision, visual projectile tracking, and human presence detection. Upon graduating, he began to work as a Researcher at Mining3, focusing on automation-enabling positioning for underground mining, and QUT, where he currently works on advanced terrain detection for the Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Autonomous Combat Warrior Program.
His primary research interests include field robotics, in particular, hardware development and control systems for terrain traversal. His other research interests include robotic vision, space robotics, aerospace, and autonomy.