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Our goal is to create autonomous robotic systems that can operate in complex real-world environments like humans. Our projects span robotic vision, sustainable agriculture, lifelong autonomy, neuroscience and robotics, applied to flying, ground and underwater robotics.


ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision

A 7 year $25.6M project to develop the underlying science and technologies that will enable robots to see and understand their environment using the sense of vision.



Agricultural Robotics Program at QUT

A 3 year $3M agricultural robotics program and a 3 year $0.5M ARC Linkage project developing robotic solutions for sustainable agriculture.


Robot Navigation

Overarching research into long-term robust robot navigation with projects including RatSLAM , Persistent Robotic Navigation , and brain-based navigation.


Robotic Manipulation

Research into creating robots that see and learn so they can do things in the real world, such as pick (up) objects in a variety of unstructured environments. Including the following robotic systems: Amazon Picking Challenge, Harvey the robotic capsicum harvester.


Marine Robotics

Underwater and surface robots, including RobotX, our QUT undergraduate team competing in the 2014 Maritime RobotX Challenge


Flying robots

Vision guided flight and the Open Source Palm Sized Quadrotor

See the projects page for all projects.

Senior Researchers



Prof Peter Corke

Director - Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision



Prof Tristan Perez

Leader - Strategic Interment in Farm Robotics (SIFR) Program
Leader - IntelliSensing Enabling Platform, IFE-QUT


Prof Jonathan Roberts

Professor in Robotics

More Robotics@QUT People




About Us

Interested in joining us? Check out our Jobs page.

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
  • Agricultural robotics
  • Marine robotics and autonomous systems
  • Trusted autonomy
  • Robot dynamics and motion control


Where can you find us?


Latest Research


Team ACRV wins Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 (Manipulation) 


The team consisting of QUT, Adelaide and ANU students and researchers, wins the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge with the in-house developed #Cartman (cartesian manipulator) robot!



Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish Robot on ABC Catalyst (COTSBot)

Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster planci) are described as one of the most significant threats to the Great Barrier Reef. The intention of COTSbot is to provide a proof-of-concept robotic system to directly facilitate COTS reduction.

ACRV Team comes 6th in the Amazon Picking challenge (Manipulation)


The ACRV team placed 6th in the Amazon Picking Challenge out of the 16 qualified teams. After a sobering first run the team collected 42 points during the picking task on the second day, placing 6th overall and 2nd in the unofficial ranking of all the teams using a Baxter robot (7).



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