Naoko Abe has received a grant from The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) Inc.

Centre researcher Naoko Abe has successfully received a grant from The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN) Inc for her project “Australia-France Forum on Human-Machine Relationship”. Australia-France Forum on Human-Machine Relationship is a gathering at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in order to discuss novel technologies deployed in Australia and France …

Congratulations to Nathan Wallace who has satisfied the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Nathan Wallace has successfully completed his PhD thesis, entitled “Energy-aware Planning and Control of Off-road Wheeled Mobile Robots”. The work was supervised by Professor Salah Sukkarieh, Dr Andrew Hill , Dr He Kong and Dr Zhe Xu. Congratulations Nathan! Abstract: In modern agriculture, many of the tasks necessary for the smooth operation of a farm …

Congratulations to John Gardenier who has satisfied the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

John Gardenier has successfully completed his PhD thesis, entitled “How Now Lame Cow: Automatic Lameness Assessment for Dairy Cattle with 3D Sensors”. The work was supervised by Dr Mitch Bryson, James Underwood, Dr Mehala Balamurali and Dr Cameron Clark. Congratulations John! Abstract: Lameness in dairy cattle is a prevalent health issue impacting animal welfare and …

Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh Talk, Nov. 29th 2019

Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh, philosopher of technology, from the University of Vienna will give a talk on «  Why should engineers care about robot ethics?l », on Friday, 29th November 2019, at ACFR seminar space (J04), 1pm-3:30pm. In this open-ended workshop with academics and postgraduates in Engineering and robotics at the ACFR and SIRIS, Prof Coeckelbergh will …

SIRIS Co-Director Stefan Williams recognised for academic excellence

SIRIS Co-Director, and leader of the ACFR Marine Robotics group, Stefan Williams has been awarded a Payne-Scott Professorial Distinction by the University of Sydney. The Professorial Distinctions are nominated by colleagues in recognition of their nominee’s sustained academic achievement and dedication to the University’s values, and for playing an active role in developing strategic initiatives, …

Publication on Predicting Intended Leg Motion for Robotic Prosthetics and Exoskeletons

Congratulations Mounir Boudali (SIRIS/ACFR PhD alumni) whose paper “Predicting Transitioning Walking Gaits: Hip and Knee Joint Trajectories from the Motion of Walking Canes”, co-authored with Peter Sinclair and Ian Manchester, has just appeared in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. The research motivation is to be able to control robotic prosthetic legs and …

RoboCup 2019

Thanks to an elite band of volunteers, the ACFR were able to run a booth at this year’s RoboCup event. RoboCup is an international robotics competition that’s been running for over 20 years.  It started out focused on robotic soccer, and has since branched out to include industrial, rescue, and home robotics events. It’s a very …

Droid Racing Teams Win 2nd, 3rd at International Event

Earlier this month our undergraduate droid racing teams took their robots to the international Droid Racing event in Brisbane. In a field of 15 teams from around Australia and New Zealand, they took home 2nd and 3rd place! No videos of the 2019 event is up yet, so here’s a photo and some video from …

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