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OpenCV AI Competition Phase 1 Winners!

Congratulations to the QUT Space White Belly Sea Eagles team who were selected University winners in the green region (Region 3 : Europe + Russia + Australasia ( Australia, New Zealand, neighboring islands) for Phase 1 of the “OpenCV AI Competition“.   The team consisted of QUT Robotics researchers Julian Galvez-Serna, Juan Sandino,

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    2nd Robotic Vision Scene Understanding Challenge Launched – CVPR2021 Embodied AI Workshop

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the second Robotic Vision Scene Understanding Challenge. Powered by our novel BenchBot framework, this challenge provides a platform for researchers to develop robotic vision systems that can understand both the geometric and semantic aspects of their environment. The challenge consists of…

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    Apply Now – PhD Scholarships in Unlocking Urban Airspace for Drone Transport

    We are seeking highly-motivated PhD candidates with Engineering, Math, Statistics or Computer Science backgrounds to be part of this exciting project. Air transportation systems have the potential to be revolutionized worldwide by drone technologies (unmanned aircraft) that could bring huge commercial (trillion dollar), economic and…

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    QCR PhD Researchers win SAGE Publishing Publication Prize

    Congratulations to PhD students James Mount (lead author and researcher) and Ming Xu for winning a highly competitive SAGE Publishing Publication Prize for their IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Robotics and Automation Letters journal paper, “Unsupervised Selection of Optimal Operating Parameters for Visual Place Recognition…

    Somayeh Hussaini & Kasun Kalhara with Troy Farrell, Executive Dean of the Science and Engineering Faculty
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    2020 John Kindler Memorial Award & IEEE Best Thesis Winners

    Congratulations to Somayeh Hussaini and Kasun Kalhara who were awarded the prestigious John Kindler Memorial medal for the most outstanding Engineering graduate.  Both will join the QUT Centre for Robotics as PhD researchers in 2021. The John Kindler medal resembles the carrying on of the Kindler legacy of engineering leadership left by…

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    Happy Holidays from the QUT Centre for Robotics!

    QUT Centre for Robotics would like to wish everyone a safe, relaxing and fun holiday break.  Thank you to our supporters, collaborators and most importantly our researchers for making the first year of the Centre a success.  We are looking forward to an even better 2021 and can’t wait to share our exciting research with you all. Happy…

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    Centre for Robotics 2020 in Review and Awards

    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. In 2020: the Centre was named the top robotics group in Australia by The Australian’s 2020 Research Special Report the Centre was awarded over…

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    QUT Releases LABS 2020 publication

    The LABS 2020 is a behind the scenes snapshot of research conducted by QUT’s Tier 1 Centres within the Science and Engineering Faculty. Along with the research in the Centres for Data Science and Materials Science, you can read all about the Centre for Robotics big impact research.  This includes: Robotic navigation and…

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    Greenbio & QUT partner in vertical farming solution

    Greenbio Group is working with QUT researchers led by QUT Centre for Robotics Chief Investigator Dr Chris Lehnert to develop a novel modular vertical growing solution that aims to solve some of the technical  and economic challenges facing wider adoption of intensive cropping in highly urbanised environments. The QUT-Greenbio research…

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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…

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    2021 PhD and scholarship application information!

    QUT’s annual PhD application and scholarship round is now open!  Submit your CV here to start the process. The QUT Centre for Robotics (QCR) provides an innovative, supportive and fun research training environment, where Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students work alongside senior researchers. Our research training activities…

    20200721 - ARMHub Kate Jones visit - Gavin, Kate, Panda
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    ARMHub visit with Hon. Kate Jones

    ARM Hub showed Minister Kate Jones MP around their Learning Factory where our Centre Director Peter Corke and Reserach Engineer, Gavin Suddrey, demonstrated the skills of one of our Panda robot arms and Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV) start-up, Lyro shared their world-leading robotic picking and packing…