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Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Building a future shared with robots
We study the deep technical challenges of autonomous intelligence in complex scenarios, research the role of robots in society, and work closely with industry to maximise the benefit of robotics and intelligent systems.

The Sydney Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (SIRIS), incorporating the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), is one of the largest robotics research institutes in the world.

SIRIS is uniquely at the forefront of advancements in robotics and intelligent systems, while also being able to address the role of this technology in society by bringing together robotics researchers with experts in design, business, medicine, arts and social sciences from across the University. 

Key objectives

Our vision is to be the pre-eminent multidisciplinary research and technology development institute in robotics and intelligent systems.

We will achieve this vision by:

  • developing the fundamental science of robotics and intelligent systems in areas such as perception, learning, control, and coordination;
  • fostering multidisciplinary research partnerships to understand the social, ethical, legal and public policy dimensions of robotics and intelligent systems;
  • building partnerships with the sciences, medicine, and other disciplines within the University to expand the impact of robotics and intelligent systems beyond their traditional domains;
  • through our Australian Centre for Field Robotics, working closely with industry and government partners to maximise the economic and societal benefit obtained from the uptake of robotics innovations.

Our research

Centre Director

Professor Eduardo Nebot
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Centre Director

Professor Stefan Williams
Professor Stefan Williams
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Centre Director

Associate Professor Ian Manchester
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