Robotics & automation

Robotics and automation have enormous potential to affect positive change for government, industry and the wider community. The Robotics Institute develops mechanical solutions that address a range of social and commercial challenges such as improving worker health and safety, increasing productivity and assisting people living with disability. The team specialises in robotics for unknown and complex environments and works with Tech Lab on projects that encompass asset management, industry 4.0 and agricultural automation.


Areas of expertise

Field robotics

Discover the domain of sensing, perception, and control as intelligent machines navigate unstructured environments with precision and adaptability.

Robot teams

Explore how teams of robots collaborate seamlessly to accomplish tasks across various locations.

Infrastructure & asset management

Explore how field robotics revolutionise the inspection and maintenance of critical infrastructure and utilities, from bridges to waterways and water/electricity networks.

Transport & logistics

Explore mathematical modeling and re-planning algorithms designed to optimise processes, decrease costs, and mitigate safety risks for workers and users alike.

Agriculture & livestock assessment

Discover streamlined supply chain processes through automation in agriculture and livestock activities.

Mining safety

Explore our solutions for enhancing safety in mining operations through advanced localisation and mapping technologies tailored for unstructured mine environments.

Advanced manufacturing & 3D printing

Improve workplace efficiency and minimising human involvement to complete laborious, repetitive or high-risk tasks.

Assistive robotics & robot-human interaction (cobots)

Support humans to undertake a range of tasks (manufacturing, search and rescue). Assist the elderly and people with disabilities to engage more fully with life (intelligent patient transfer, walking assistant, step-climbing wheelchair, robotic exoskeleton).

Robotic laboratories

Explore our advanced robotics laboratories at Tech Lab, where interdisciplinary expertise converges to drive transformative advancements in robotics technology.

Cutting-Edge Robotics Research Projects​

Explore world-leading advancements in robotics tailored for industry partnerships.