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