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Australian Centre for Field Robotics

One of the largest robotics research institutes in the world

We focus on the research, development and application of autonomous and intelligent robots, and systems for use in outdoor environments.

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), part of the Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, has been instrumental in developing breakthrough technologies, conducting world-renowned research and developing field robotics principles and systems.

Key objectives

The centre's mission is to undertake research to develop new field robotics and intelligent systems theories and methods, and apply them in industrial, social and environmental settings.

We are committed to developing technologies in four core areas:

  • sensors, fusion and perception
  • movement, control and decisions
  • modelling, learning and adapting
  • architectures, systems and cooperation of robotics and intelligent systems.

Our research

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Our people

Centre Director

Professor Ian Manchester
Academic profile

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