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News - QUT awards robotics leader Peter Corke title of Distinguished Professor

20th June 2017

QUT has awarded the title of Distinguished Professor to Professor Peter Corke for his outstanding achievements in the field of robotics. 

Professor Corke is a founding member of the highly successful Robotics research group at QUT and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision, leading the centre’s research.

It is only the eighth time in QUT’s history that the university has awarded the title of Distinguished Professor to an outstanding academic.

“Professor Corke is recognised internationally and has had a considerable influence on people working at every level in his field – from undergraduate students who have benefitted from his interest in education and his abilities as an enthusiastic and innovative teacher, to international research leaders,” QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake said.

Professor Corke has also helped foster robotics education around the globe through the development of the world’s first massive open online courses (MOOCs) on robotics.  He created two free MOOCs that were offered online for undergraduate engineers and anyone else with a strong interest in robotics.

His remarkable achievements in research have led to an exceptional h-index of 60 and some 20,000 citations.

This is the eighth QUT award of Distinguished Professor, following awards to Federation Fellow Professor John Hartley, Professor James Dale AO, Professor Stuart Cunningham AM, Professor Judith Clements AC, Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Professor Kerrie Mengersen, and Professor Dietmar Hutmacher.

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