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Research areas

Our areas of research interest include:

  • Autonomous localisation, mapping and navigation
  • Vision for robotics and automation
  • Sensor networks
  • Biologically or neurologically inspired robots
  • Indoor and outdoor autonomous aerial robotics
  • Field robotics for monitoring terrestrial ecosystems
  • Compliant mechanisms for locomotion, manipulation
  • and human robot interaction
  • Learning and adaptive systems
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Health and medical robotics

Equipment

We have a rich collection of robotic platforms for indoor and outdoor operation.

Manipulation

  • Rethink Robotics: Baxter robot
  • Kinova: Mico arm

Ground

  • Adept: Guiabot
  • Aldebaran (Softbank) Nao robots (x4)
  • Clear Path Robotics: Husky
  • John Deere Gator with RoPro conversion (AgBot I)
  • AgBot II (designed and prototyped in-house)
  • Robotnik Summit XL
  • Pioneer DXs, iCreate, Turtlebot

Flying

  • Mikrokopter
  • Ascending Technologies Firefly hexacopter
  • Flamingo
  • Swinglet

Water surface vehicle

  • Marine Advanced Research 16 WAM-V

  • Inference Environmental Monitoring Boat System (x4 boats)

  • RobotX Boat

Underwater

  • YSI Ecomapper

We also have an extensive collection of sensors and computing assets and a fully equipped laboratory space for proto-typing designs.

Seminars

We have a Robotics and Autonomous seminar every Tuesday at 11am.  Everybody welcome, although location may vary from week to week.

Seminar Schedule

Labs

Most of us are located on level 11 of S-block (CyPhy lab), which is on the south side of QUT's Garden's Point campus, see visiting us.   Our field robotics work happens in a lab in O-block (agriculture, boat), and P-block (underwater).

CyPhy Laboratory Photos

O116 Field Robot Lab

History

Gordon and Peter start the lab in 2010.  They are alleged to have said "We are going to do Robotics in a big way".


Fun

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