We want to create robotic systems that can operate in the complex real-world that we (humans) deal with without conscious 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).
Our projects span robotic vision, lifelong autonomy, neuroscience and robotics, applied to flying, ground and underwater robotics.
The CyPhy lab has had 10 11 papers accepted to the 2014 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, to be held in Hong Kong in May, 2014. We are also co-chairs of three workshops that have been accepted to the conference.
QUT is leading a new ARC Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision, with partners U. Adelaide, ANU and Monash. Overseas partners are Oxford, Imperial, ETH, INRIA and Georgia Tech. Some details on the round can be found on the ARC website.
We've just finished hosting a very successful Field and Service Robotics Conference here at QUT, jointly organised with CSIRO. We held the meeting in the forum, in the round, with the presenter in the middle surrounded by the audience. It worked really well.
The next meeting in this series will be June 2015 in Toronto.
PhD student Zetao Chen has won the inaugural Ray Jarvis best paper award at the 2013 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation for the paper:
"Towards Bio-inspired Place Recognition over Multiple Spatial Scales," Zetao Chen, Adam Jacobson, Ugur Murat Erdem, Michael Hasselmo and Michael Milford
This paper was a collaborative paper led by QUT with neuroscientists at Boston University. The award has been established in memory of Emeritus Professor Ray Jarvis,…
Our lab director Peter Corke has jointly won the IROS2013 Best Paper Award for his paper: "Dealing with Shadows: Capturing Intrinsic Scene Appearance for Image-based Outdoor Localisation" in conjunction with his co-authors Rohan Paul, Winston Churchill and Paul Newman. Congratulations guys! Congratulations also to Maxime Meilland and Andrew Comport as joint winners.