We study the deep technical challenges of autonomous intelligence in complex scenarios, research the role of robots in society, and work closely with industry to maximise the benefit of robotics and intelligent systems. Our research covers a broad range of fundamental and applied areas. The following pages provided an overview of our current work.

Agricultural Robotics

Agricultural Robotics

We’re working on a range of innovative projects involving robotics and intelligent software, such as unpiloted air and ground vehicles for farming specialty crops, trees, livestock, and weed management. Farmers around the world are experiencing a...
Forestry Robotics

Forestry Robotics

Forests provide natural habitats, opportunities for recreation and a sustainable resource base for the forestry sector –  one of the largest primary industries in Australia and New Zealand. We're working with our industry and academic research pa...
Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) group is part of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). The primary objective of the ACFR is to undertake fundamental and applied research in field robotics and intelligent systems that encompass the...
Marine Robotics

Marine Robotics

We undertake fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas related to the development and deployment of marine autonomous systems. The ACFR, as operator of a major national Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Facility, conducts AUV-based surveys...
Mining Automation

Mining Automation

The Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA) is a collaborative research project in partnership with Rio Tinto spanning over a decade. Our research brings together multiple highly technical academic disciplines of perception algorithms, sensing...
Robotic Imaging

Robotic Imaging

Robotic imaging explores how new imaging technologies can help robots see and do. We’re developing new devices and algorithms that allow robots to operate under a broader range of conditions and with greater levels of autonomy. Nature has not settled o...

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Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems
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