Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Industry: Research
Founded: 2014
Type: Nonprofit
Size: 51-200 Employees.
Address: Science and Engineering Faculty Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
Specialities: robotics, computer vision
Categories: Computer Vision
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision (ACRV) will allow robots to see, to understand their environment using the sense of vision. This is the missing capability that currently prevents robots from performing useful tasks in the complex, unstructured and dynamically changing environments in which we live and work.

Robots with visual perception – that can see, learn and respond as humans do – are the key enabling technologies for an array of emerging applications in robotics and automation.

The Centre has four research objectives:
• Robust Vision will develop new sensing technologies and robust algorithms that allow robots to use visual perception in all viewing conditions: night and day, rain or shine, summer or winter, fast moving or static.
• Vision and Action will create new theory and methods for using image data for control of robotic systems that navigate through space, grasp objects, interact with humans and use motion to assist in seeing.
• Semantic Vision will produce novel learning algorithms that can both detect and recognise a large, and potentially ever increasing, number of object classes from robotically acquired images, with increasing reliability over time
• Algorithms and Architectures will create novel technologies and techniques to ensure that the algorithms developed across the themes can be run in real-time on robotic systems deployed in large-scale real-world applications.

The Centre has been funded for $25.6M over the next 7 years, of which $19.0M is from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence program.

The Centre comprises 13 chief investigators and 6 partner investigators from 10 organisations spanning robotics and computer vision across the globe.

We are currently hiring 16 postdoctoral research fellows and engaging upwards of 40 PhD students.

The Centre's Director is Professor Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology.

Our Team

Sue Keay
Sue Keay COO
Peter Corke
Peter Corke Director
Max Xiaoqin Wang
Max Xiaoqin Wang Researcher
Juxi Leitner
Juxi Leitner Research Fellow
ZongYuan Ge
ZongYuan Ge Research Student
Kate Aldridge
Kate Aldridge Centre Administrative Coordinator
Cristian Rodríguez Opazo
Cristian Rodríguez Opazo Research Assistant
Tim Hojnik
Tim Hojnik Research Assistant
Niko Sünderhauf
Niko Sünderhauf Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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