Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group

Data61 Business Unit, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Department of Industry Innovation and Science, Australian Government

The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group is one of the leading robotics and autonomous systems research groups in the world. We develop foundational and applied research for a broad range of domains including; agriculture, advanced manufacturing, mining, biodiversity and biosecurity, environmental research and monitoring, cultural heritage and online learning. Our systems provide scientific, social and economic benefits through cutting-edge science, deeper understanding of natural and built environments, increased productivity and human safety, and augmentation of human capabilities.

Organisation type
  • Part of national organisation – Government
  • Commonwealth statutory authority
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
1 Technology Court, Pullenvale QLD 4069

Strengths and capabilities

  • World leaders in 3D Lidar-based simultaneous localisation and mapping (3D SLAM)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Augmented World Models
  • Autonomous Legged Robots
  • Advanced Mechatronics Systems
  • Evolutionary Robotics - autonomous design of robots

Facilities and major equipment

  • Robotics Innovation Centre
  • Flight Operations Centre
  • Motion Capture Facility - largest in Australia
  • Rapid prototyping and 3D printing
  • Electronics and mechanical engineering labs

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