Our interest is in creating robotic systems that can operate in the complex real-world that we (humans) deal with without concious effort or challenge. We are also interested in sensor networks, small smart devices that can be embedded in the environment. These two technologies, robots and sensor networks are both components of what is becoming known as cyber-physical systems (CPS).
QUT's team, a team of undergraduates led by Matthew Dunbabin and with Bruce the boat, came overall third in the first ever RobotX maritime challenge http://www.robotx.org/.
Final Standings from Singapore were:
5. National University of Singapore
6. Osaka University
There were three Australian teams, none of the others placed.
The QUT team also won:
Best Journal Paper (tied with MIT/Olin)
The QUT robotics group has been busy publishing papers across a wide range of conferences and journals over the past few years. Below is an animation of the paper wall from a couple of years ago to the present day, just after the submission deadline for the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation http://icra2015.org/.
Multiple PhD positions are available across the Robotics and Autonomous Systems discipline at QUT.
Consult the list of projects and the process for applying on this page: http://tinyurl.com/mve7fnq http://tinyurl.com/mve7fnq.
Note that the deadline to apply for a scholarship that starts in 2015 is 30 September 2014.
The lab is organising the 1st QUT Winter School on Robotics and Autonomous Systems on 1-2 July at the Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane.
Undergraduate and Masters students from all over Australia will learn about the latest in robotics research and how to contribute in the future. The event will feature talks by QUT academics as well as 2 prestigious invited speakers from UQ and the University of Sydney.
For more information, see http://tinyurl.…
The CyPhy lab has had 3 papers accepted to the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems http://www.iros2014.org/ to be held in Chicago in September, including collaborative research with the University of Antwerp.