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Breakthrough for researchers in UAV object detection system project with Boeing Australia

QUT researchers  including QCR Executive member and Chief Investigator, Professor Jason Ford and colleagues Dr Tim Molloy and Dr Jasmin Martin have developed an algorithm used in an unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) object detection system.  They used a complex maths model called the Hidden Markov Model (HMM) to develop the algorithm that…

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Women In Technology (WiT) finalists

Congratulations to our Associate Investigator & Mechatronics Engineer Amelia Luu who along with ARMHub CEO and QUT Associate Professor Cori Stewart are among the 44 outstanding women from across Queensland who have been announced as finalists in the 2020 Annual Women in Technology QLD awards. All finalists here:

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QUT named top robotics group in Australia

This year’s The Australian 2020 Research Special Report has named QUT as the top robotics group in Australia, based on the group with the most citations in the top 20 journals in the field over the past 5 years. It also named QUT Alumni and now at CSIRO’s Data61 Inkyu Sa as the top-cited robotics researcher. Inkyu is both an alumni of…

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QUT Researchers leading major defence projects as part of Rheinmetall’s new research and technology program

QUT is leading major defence projects as part of Rheinmetall’s new research and technology program to develop advanced Australian-made robotics and automated vehicle technologies. Under the Autonomous Combat Warrior (ACW) program, QUT researchers are working alongside Rheinmetall’s Australian, German and Canadian development teams, and…

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Teaching robots to navigate – we built a zoo

QUT researchers built a virtual zoo to test the ability of robots to navigate real-world environments by seeing if it could track down the king of the jungle by using symbols and an abstract map. In the study Robot Navigation in Unseen Spaces using an Abstract Map published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive & Developmental…

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Promotions to Associate Professor

QUT Centre for Robotics would like to congratulate two of our Chief Investigators, Niko Sunderhauf and Thierry Peynot, in their promotions to Associate Professor in the 2020 academic promotion rounds. These promotions are well deserved recognition of their dedication to teaching & learning, research and leadership & service within our…

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PhD researcher, Stephen Hausler in the final of the QUT 3 minute Thesis!

PhD Researcher, Stephen Hausler (Science and Engineering Faculty) made it to the final of QUT’s Graduate Research Program’s 3 Minute Thesis competition. Stephen presented research which is about improving autonomous navigation, whether it be for a robot or a driverless car. He discusses how recent neuroscience research can inspire…

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Centre for Robotics PhD and Scholarship information session

QUT Centre for Robotics PhD Applications & Scholarship Information session We ran an information session on 9 th September for anyone interested in completing their PhD with the Centre for Robotics.  The session focused on: an overview of the centre and its position within QUT benefits of being part of centre details on the some of the…

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QUT Centre for Robotic’s annual PhD application and scholarship round is now open!

“Being part of the QUT Centre for Robotics has helped me to network and create valuable connections with other prominent labs. There are many excellent resources (lots and lots of robots!) that are crucial for conducting leading robotics research.” Vibhavari Dasagi, PhD Researcher, QUT Centre for Robotics Vibhavari Dasagi with one…

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Chief Investigator, Aaron Mcfadyen awarded COVID-19 research fellowship with Advance QLD

Dr Aaron Mcfadyen, Chief Investigator at QUT Centre for Robotics has been awarded $300k as a recipient of the Advance Queensland Research Fellowship.  The fellowship will allow Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Airservices Australia to develop new and advanced technologies that will allow for the fast, safe, and automatic…