Robotics and automation

Research in robotics and automation involves developing and applying innovative software and technology to drive new-generation autonomous machines, and automate industrial and scientific processes.

robotics and automation

Our research is particularly focused on motion control, autonomy and multi-robot collaboration.

Within these areas, our diverse research interests include:

  • robot kinematics
  • nano-positioners
  • exoskeletons
  • calibration
  • bio-inspiration
  • driverless ground, aerial and underwater vehicles
  • feature recognition
  • control systems
  • artificial intelligence
  • mechatronics
  • signal processing
  • system identification.

Our robotics and automation research has the potential to benefit many areas of society. Some industries for which it is especially relevant include defence, agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, utilities, mining, construction, search and rescue and environmental monitoring.  

Higher degrees by research

Whether you intend to work in research or industry, a higher degree by research can give you a competitive edge throughout your career. Find out more about studying a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Higher degrees by research