Visits, placements and tours

Visits are of rich mutual benefit, facilitating knowledge exchange, building international collaborations, and exposing everyone to different ways of thinking and working.

We welcome many different types of visitors to the lab including:

  • short term visitors from researchers in our field – come and see what we do.  Even better, give a seminar and tell us what you do
  • longer term visitors, for example sabbatical visits – come and work with us
  • industry placements in academia – join us in our lab to get up to speed with the latest in robotics and vision.

What we can offer

We are a collaborative and innovative group with a fantastic lab set up.  We want all visitors to participate actively in the QCR program, including attending seminars and social activities, and ask you to give at least one seminar or workshop to the QCR community during your stay.  

We can provide a desk, computer and access to our facilities but cannot assist with travel and accommodation costs.

How do you sign up?

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  1. have an excellent research track record relative to your career opportunities
  2. plan to undertake a clearly defined research project that is closely aligned with our priorities, programs and projects
  3. are based in a research organisation that is well-aligned with our centre or with whom we have an established relationship
  4. know which QCR researchers you want to work closely with and why
  5. can commit to producing at least one article (if appropriate, co-authored with a QCR staff member) during the course of your visit and will submit it for review in a highly-ranked journal.

If you can fulfil this criteria, contact us to advise the researchers aligned to your interests, intended starting date, length of visit, outline of your project and publication goals.

Past visitors

Past visitors included Rodney Brooks (ReThink Robotics, iRobot, MIT), Paul Newman (University of Oxford, Oxbotica) and many more.

Note: We are part of the InterAct mobility program for students and researchers in robotics. Members support the cost of travel to other members and members include Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Waseda University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), University of Southern California (USC), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Stanford University and Bielefeld University


We run many tours throughout the year with the help of our student ambassadors. We have hosted tours from school-aged children through to Ministers and international delegations.

Please contact us if you would be interested in undertaking a tour.

If you are unable to come to us you can view our online tour below!