About the author

Brief bio

I'm a professor of robotics and control at Queensland University of Technology and co-director of the CyPhy lab. My long-term research interests are in vision-based robot control, field robotics and wireless sensor networks. I received a B.Eng and M.Eng.Sc. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, all from the University of Melbourne. I am a fellow of the IEEE, editor-in-chief of the IEEE Robotics & Automation magazine, and recipient of the Qantas/Rolls-Royce and Australian Engineering Excellence awards.

Prior to QUT I was a senior principal research scientist at CSIRO where I founded the autonomous systems lab, a 50-person team undertaking research in mining, ground, aerial and underwater robotics, as well as sensor networks. I subsequently led a major cross-organizational "capability platform" in wireless sensor networks.

I have held visiting positions at the GRASP laboratory at U.Pennsylvania (1988-9), U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1999), Robotics Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University (2003), and the Mobile Robotics Group at Oxford University (2009).

My online bio is on my QUT profile page and some personal details can be found on my home page.

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