Two ACFR robots in action in a farm field, one wheeled, one drone
Centres and institutes_

Australian Centre for Robotics

A global leader in robotics research

We focus on the research, development and application of autonomous and intelligent robots, working closely with industry to maximise the benefit of robotics and intelligent systems.

The Australian Centre for Robotics' research tackles deep scientific problems in core robotics technology and their applications in complex cyber-physical environments.

We have a long and distinguished history of delivering world first robotics capabilities to major industry partners across sectors that include resources, agriculture, aerospace and freight logistics.

By bringing together robotics researchers with experts in design, business, medicine, arts and social sciences from across the University we are uniquely at the forefront of advancements in robotics and intelligent systems.

Key objectives

Our mission is to advance core robotics technology and integrate them into complete robotics systems for application in major industrial domains.

The real-world application of robotics systems creates a perfect feedback loop between fundamental and applied innovation which enables us to maximise the benefit of robotics and intelligent systems.

Our research

Core technologies

Robotic systems

Industry and government

Working with industry and government partners facilitates research collaboration, student placements and authentic industry projects.

Our researchers have also gone onto create several successful startups, many of which continue to collaborate with the Centre and provide opportunities to current students.

Learn about opportunities to partner with us.

Centre Director

Professor Ian Manchester
Academic profile

Robotics laboratory


Latest news