Robotics and autonomous systems

QUT Kelpie autonomous vehicle project for Plan Jericho

The Research Engineering Facility designs, builds, operates and supports a wide variety of robotics and autonomous systems to enable real-world research outcomes for QUT and our partners.

We provide robotic, machine learning and autonomous systems research, development and engineering expertise and develop robust, maintainable and extendable software solutions, creating effective software and commercially viable code for application in real-world scenarios.

Our experienced robotic and software engineers specialise in taking state-of-the art research solutions and developing them to solve complex problems. We design, develop and implement novel artificial intelligence and software solutions for a wide range of projects.

Key projects

The Research Engineering Facility (REF) has access to a wide-range of robotics and autonomous systems equipment to enable real-world results for our partners.

Robotic systems
  • Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and mobile robots
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Robotic arms
Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and machine learning Applied research capabilities to support QUT’s strengths in artificial intelligence research and development.

Path planning

Experience in the application of path planning techniques for a variety of platforms and conditions.
Perception systems
  • Vision sensors (camera/ stereo cameras)
  • Light detection and ranging (LiDAR)
  • Global positioning system (GPS)
Sensor fusion Merging data from multiple sources can assist in building a more accurate world model for robot behaviour and navigation.
Hardware-software integration Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HITL) and software-in-the loop (SITL) testing and validation

We provide consulting and contract development services for research, industry and government partners in robotics and autonomous systems. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

Capability team

Ms Garima Samvedi

Senior Research Engineer (Robotics and Autonomous Systems)

Dr Rune Rasmussen

Senior Software Engineer

Dr Dmitry Bratanov

Senior Research Engineer (RPAS and Autonomous Systems)

Contact us

Research Engineering Facility 

Level 8, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Research Engineering Facility
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001