Jobs: Fully Funded PhD Position in Underwater Robotic Imaging

SIRIS/ACFR’s Robotic Imaging Lab has a fully funded PhD position open in underwater robotic imaging, in partnership with Hullbot. Applications due Jan 23, 2022, details at the link below. The project aims to develop new visual sensing approaches to enable next-generation performance in deployed underwater systems. The work will focus on sensing for a cutting-edge …

Seminar: Looking under the hood of our vehicle’s navigation system and strategies, 2nd December, 1p

When: Thursday 2nd of December, 1pm AEDT Where: This seminar will be presented online via Zoom, RSVP here. Speaker: Dr Karan Narula Title: Looking under the hood of our vehicle’s navigation system and strategies Abstract: Different navigation strategies are suitable for different types of environments and contexts. This talk showcases the two navigation strategies developed …

Seminar: Adaptive Cross-entropy Method for Open-pit mine planning, 11th November, 1p

When: Thursday 11th of November, 1pm AEDT Where: This seminar will be presented online via Zoom, RSVP here. Speaker: Haonan Zhou Title: Adaptive Cross-entropy Method for Open-pit mine planning Abstract: Mineral deposits are discretised into standardised cuboids in open-pit mine operations, also known as “blocks”. Those blocks undergo extracting, processing, and stockpiling to form blended …

Seminar: Informative Benthic AUV Surveys, 28th October, 1p

When: Thursday 28th of October, 1pm AEDT Where: This seminar will be presented online via Zoom, RSVP here. Speaker: Jackson Shields Title: Informative Benthic AUV Surveys Abstract: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are utilised for benthic (seafloor) surveys, where the vehicle collects optical imagery of near the seafloor. Due to the small-sensor footprint of the cameras …

Seminar: An Introduction to Trajectory Optimisation for Underactuated Systems with Bilevel Programming, 14th October, 1p

When: Thursday 14th of October, 1pm AEST Where: This seminar will be presented online via Zoom, RSVP here. Speaker: Damian Abood Title: An Introduction to Trajectory Optimisation for Underactuated Systems with Bilevel Programming Abstract: Planning and control of underactuated systems remains an interesting and ongoing research area within the robotics and control communities. Dogs, birds …

ACFR Papers at CDC 2021

Check out our latest work! ACFR researchers will be presenting the following papers at the upcoming IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2021), to be held online Dec 13 – 17: An almost globally convergent observer for visual SLAM without persistent excitation Bowen Yi, Chi Jin, Lei Wang, Guodong Shi, Ian R. Manchester Preprint: …

Seminar: Christopher Jansen presenting on Designing offshore facilities for robotic operations and maintenance, 7th October, 1 pm

When: Thursday 7th of October, 1 pm AEDT Where: This seminar will be presented online via Zoom, RSVP here. Speaker: Christopher Jansen (Worley) Title: Designing offshore facilities for robotic operations and maintenance Abstract: Robotics and drones reduce the dependency on people to work in remote and hazardous environments. They offer a more efficient and sustainable …

Seminar: Thesis presentation: Risk Minimization for Spreading Processes over Networks via Surveillance Scheduling and Sparse Control, 28th September, 4p

When: Tuesday 28th of September, 4pm AEST Where: This seminar will be presented online via Zoom, RSVP here. Speaker: Vera Somers Title: Thesis presentation: Risk Minimization for Spreading Processes over Networks via Surveillance Scheduling and Sparse Control Abstract: Epidemics, computer viruses and bushfires can all be thought of as spreading processes in which an initial …

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