ACRA 2023

The 2023 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2023) is jointly organised by the Australian Robotics and Automation Association, UNSW, and the UTS Robotics Institute. The conference will be held in person on 4-6 December 2023 at UNSW Kensington Campus, Sydney.  

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

All full papers submitted to ACRA 2023 will undergo a peer-review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers giving detailed comments. If the submission is accepted, the authors will submit a revised (“camera-ready”) version that takes into account this feedback. All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process. Papers from all areas of robotics are encouraged.  


Ainsworth Building J-17-G03, Engineering Rd, UNSW, Kensington NSW 2052


The conference will run from Monday 4 December to Wednesday 6 December. Further details will be posted here about the conference soon.

Important Dates

Submission of full-length papers: 18th September 2023 (23:59 AEST) 28th September 2023 (23:59 AEST)

Notification of paper acceptance: 31st October 2023 10th November 2023

Submission of camera-ready papers: 14th November 2023 24th November 2023

Keynote Speakers

  • Associate Professor Javier Rivera – University of Zaragoza ( Javier Civera received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.,He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, University of Zaragoza. He currently works in the SLAM Lab, Robotics, Perception and Real-Time Group, in the University of Zaragoza. His research interests include SLAM and computer vision for robotics, specifically Structure from Motion, SLAM and visual recognition. He teaches Computer Vision, Machine Learning and AI courses at Bachelor and Master level. He is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
  • Annika Raatz – Institut für Montagetechnik – Leibniz Universität Hannover ( Annika Raatz received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in mechanical engineering from the TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, in 1997 and 2006, respectively. Annika Raatz currently works at the Institute of Assembly Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover. Annika does research in Mechanical Engineering. One of their current projects are soft material robotic systems, human-robot-cooperation, underactuated handling systems. Dr. Raatz received the Heinrich Büssing Award for outstanding achievements of young scientists in 2007.
  • Professor Claude Sammut ( Claude Sammut is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales. His early work on relational learning helped to the lay the foundations for the field of Inductive Logic Programming (ILP). With Donald Michie, he also did pioneering work in Behavioural Cloning. His current interests are focussed on Machine Learning applications in Robotics. He was the leader of the UNSW teams that won RoboCup four-legged robot competitions in 2000, 2001 and 2003; the winners of the 2014 and 2015 Standard Platform League and the team that won the award for best autonomous robot at RoboCup Rescue 2009, 2010 and 2011. He was general chair of RoboCup 2019, Sydney. Claude Sammut has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Machine Learning Research, the Machine Learning Journal and New Generation Computing. He is a member of the board of trustees of the RoboCup Federation and. He is co-editor-in-chief of Springer’s Encyclopedia of Machine Learning and Data Mining.

Call for Papers (CFP)

Click here to download the official flyer from ACRA 2023.


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ACRA 2023 Commitee

Steering Commitee:

  • Maurice Pagnucco, University of New South Wales
  • Yang Song, University of New South Wales

General Chairs:

  • Kathryn Kasmarik, University of New South Wales
  • Liang Zhao, University of Technology Sydney

Program Chairs:

  • Leo Wu, University of New South Wales
  • Gavin Paul, University of Technology Sydney

Industry Chair:

  • Marc Carmichael, University of Technology Sydney

Local Chairs:

  • Francisco Cruz, University of New South Wales
  • Gwendolyn Foo, University of New South Wales

Publicity Chairs

  • Anthony Tompkins, University of New South Wales
  • Shadi Abpeikar, University of New South Wales

Program Committee

Elahe Abdi Alen Alempijevic Fernando Auat Cheein Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira
Graeme Best Will Browne Mitch Bryson Michael Burke
Marc Carmichael Chao Chen Hoam Chung Resul Dagdanov
Mohammad Deghat Jared Donovan Licheng Feng Matthias Guertler
Jose Guivant Shen Hin Lim Shoudong Huang Mats Isaksson
Anjali Jaiprakash Maleen Jayasuriya Stine Johansen Jay Katupitiya
Sarath Kodagoda Felix Kong Navinda Kottege Yujun Lai
Melinda Laundon Cedric Le Gentil Minas Liarokapis Wen Lik D. Lui
Bruce MacDonald Brendan McCane Chris McCarthy Nuwan Munasinghe
Mahla Nejati Denny Oetomo Pauline EI Pounds Phillip D. Quin
Dana Rezazadegan Markus Rittenbruch Jonathan Roberts Fred Sukkar
Sheila Sutjipto Karthick Thiyagarajan Jaime Valls Miro Thanh Vu
Xiaoyi Wang Henry Williams Chanyeol Yoo

ACRA 2023 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: 18th September 2023 (23:59 AEST) 28th September 2023 (23:59 AEST)
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 31st October 2023 10th November 2023
  • Submission of camera-ready papers: 14th November 2023 24th November 2023

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.

Registration Costs

Early Bird – Register by 20th November 2023

General Admission $700

Student Admission $500


General Admission $750

Student Admission $550

Register via this link

ISBN: 978-0-6455655-2-2 ISSN: 1448-2053

Proceedings can be found here.

For the full program, please check here. (All times are in AEDT – Sydney GMT +11)