ACRA 2022

The 2022 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2022) is hosted by the Australian Cobotics Centre (ACC) and will be held as an in-person conference.

Since 1999, ACRA has brought together Australian and New Zealand researchers and students in the fields of robotics, automation and mechatronics. It provides a forum to present a breadth of research activities to the wider Australasian community. ACRA is a quality, peer-reviewed conference, and is featured in Scopus, Google Scholar and other ranking engines.

The Australian Cobotics Centre was established in August 2021 and is focused on the implementation of Collaborative Robotics (or Cobotics) within Australian Manufacturing. The Centre’s research addresses both the technological advances and the human and design factors that need to be considered when implementing new technology. Funding for the Centre is via the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Research Program and the industry and the university partners (Queensland University of Technology, University of Technology Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology).


Owen J. Wordsworth room, Garden Point Campus at Queensland University of Technology (QUT)


The conference will run from Tuesday 6 December to Thursday 8 December. Further details will be posted here about the conference soon.

Important Dates

Submission of full-length papers: 21st of September, 2022 29th of September, 2022 (23:59 AEST)

Notification of paper acceptance: 31st of October, 2022 7th of November, 2022

Submission of camera-ready papers: 14th of November, 2022, 17th of November, 2022

Keynote Speakers

  • Fabio Ramos (NVIDIA). Principal Research Scientist, and Professor of Robotics and Machine Learning.
  • Dagmar Reinhardt (University of Sydney). Practising architect, robotics researcher and educator.
  • Gosselin Clément (Laval University). Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Mechatronics.

Call for Papers (CFP)

Click here to download the official flyer for ACRA 2022.


For attendance inquries: Jared Donovan,

For sponsorship inquiries:

  • Marc Carmichael,
  • Mats Isaksson,

ACRA 2022 Commitee

General Chair

  • Teresa Vidal-Calleja, University of Technology Sydney

Program Chairs

  • Christopher McCarthy, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Will Browne, Queensland University of Technology

Local Chair

  • Jared Donavan, Queensland University of Technology

Industry Chairs

  • Marc Carmichael, University of Technology Sydney
  • Mats Isaksson, Swinburne University of Technology


Registration Costs

Early Bird – Register by 21st November 2022

General Admission $550

Student Admission $400

Regular – Register by 28th November 2022

General Admission $600

Student Admission $420

Register via this link.

ACRA 2022 will continue to bring together researchers, engineers, academics, students, practitioners, organisations and industries to discuss the current state of the art of research and advancement of technology in all areas of Robotics and Automation.

Important Dates

  • Submission of full-length papers: 21st September 2022 29th September 2022 (23:59 AEST)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 31st of October, 2022 7th of November, 2022
  • Submission of camera-ready papers:  14th November 2022 17th November 2022

Paper Format:

ACRA papers must be 6-10 pages in length (including text, references, figures and acknowledgements). Papers that do not follow these guidelines may be rejected without review.

Paper Templates:

Please use this link to download the following files:

LaTeX: style file: acra.sty, template: acra.tex, bibtex: named.bst
Microsoft Word | Star/OpenOffice: template: acra.rtf or acra.odt.

Submission portal:

To make your submission, please use this portal.

Seeking for Student Volunteers

The job of student volunteers is to help the conference run smoothly by staffing the registration desk, assisting with Q&A sessions during paper sessions, and generally assisting people at the conference to find where they need to go, etc.

Being a student volunteer at a conference is a great way to get familiar with the way conferences work and learn more about the latest research that’s being done in Robotics and Automation in Australia. Student Volunteers also receive free registration for the conference and a conference t-shirt.

If you would like to volunteer, please enter your details at the following google form:

Full program has been released, please check it here (all times in AEST – Brisbane GMT+10).

Platinum Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Proceedings can be found here.