ACRA 2016

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2016

2-4 December, 2015
Canberra, Australia

All full papers submitted to ACRA 2016 will undergo a peer-review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed by at least two reviewers who will give detailed comments. If the submission is accepted, the authors will submit a revised (“camera-ready”) version that takes into account this feedback. The review process is managed by the program chair of the conference.

All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other’s identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.

Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2016

5-7 December 2016, University of Queensland

Editors: Surya Singh, Hanna Kurniawati, Paul Pounds
ISBN: 978-0-9807404-7-9 ISSN: 1448-2053

Program

Registration Desk:
8:00 am-11:00 am: Monday and Tuesday

Monday, 5 December 2016
09.00 – 09.30: Breakfast & Welcome
09.30 – 11.00: Session 1: Deformable Robot Strategy
11.00 – 11.30: Morning tea
11.30 – 12.30: Mechatronics/Robotics Teaching Forum
12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 – 15.30: Session 2: Award(s) Nominee Papers
15.30 – 16.00: Afternoon tea
16.00 – 17.30: Session 3: Robot Energy
18.00 – 20.00: Opening BBQ

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
09.00 – 09.30: Breakfast
09.30 – 11.00: Session 4: Motion Effects
11.00 – 11.30: Morning tea
11.30 – 12.30: Mechatronics/Robotics Research Forum
12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 – 15.30: Session 5: Toward Using Magnetic
15.30 – 16.00: Afternoon tea
16.00 – 17.00: Session 6: Applications
18.00 – 21.00: Banquet (including AGM)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
09.00 – 12.00: Tours (Pepsico signup (limited space))
12.00 – 14.00: Lunch
13:30 – 14:00: (Student Expo Setup)
14.00 – 17.00: Student Expo (Show & Tell Workshop, Open to the Public)

Table of Contents

Session 1 — Keywords: Deformable Robot Strategy

Vision-based localisation of a sensor capsule moving in a pipeline
Ilija D. Šutalo, Robert L. Stewart, Chong Y. Wong
3D Shape Recovery of Deformable Soft-tissue with Computed Tomography and Depth Scan
Jingwei Song, Jun Wang, Liang Zhao, Shoudong Huang, Gamini Dissanayake
zip
Terrain Characterisation and Gait Adaptation by a Hexapod Robot
Dylan Williamson, Navinda Kottege, Peyman Moghadam
mp4
A Design and Control Strategy for a Compliant Delta Manipulator
Alexander Holston, Surya P. Singh
Adversarial Patrolling with Reactive Point Processes
Benjamin N. Hefferan, Oliver M. Cliff, Robert Fitch
Effect of the “Arm Flexible Landing Strategy” for Safe Falling of a Biped Humanoid Robot
Gan Ma, Kenji Hashimoto, Qiang Huang, Atsuo Takanishi
mp4

s2
Session 2 — Award Nominees

Development of Dragline Excavation Model for Operation Planning
Haoquan Liu, Michael Kearney, Kevin Austin
A mid-air collision warning system: Vision-based estimation of collision threats for aircraft
Dasun Nadika Gunasinghe, Reuben Strydom, Mandyam V. Srinivasan
mp4
Neural Adaptive Assist-As-Needed Control for Rehabilitation Robots
Hamed Rahimi Nohooji, Ian Howard, Lei Cui
Towards the Stackrotor: Aerodynamics, Construction, Dynamics and Control of a Vertical Stacked-Rotor Configuration for Indoor Heavy-Lift Helicopter Robots
Bill Mackay-Lowndes, Edwin Davis, Dion Gonano, Scott Hansen, Paul EI Pounds
zip
Direct Thrust and Velocity Measurement for a Micro UAV Rotor
Edwin Davis, Paul EI Pounds
Probabilistic Maximum Set Cover with Path Constraints for Informative Path Planning
Graeme Best, Robert Fitch

s3
Session 3 — Keywords: Robot Use Energy

Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units
Troy Cordie, Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay, Jonathan Roberts, Ryan Steindl, Ross Dungavell, Kelly Greenop
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks
Adam Tow, Sareh Shirazi, Jürgen Leitner, Niko Sünderhauf, Michael Milford, Ben Upcroft
Active Perception for Modelling Energy Consumption in Off-Road Navigation
Rafael Oliveira, Lionel Ott, Fabio Ramos
Relational Tool Use Learning by a Robot in a Real and Simulated World
Handy Wicaksono, Claude Sammut
Control of an Airborne Tethered Kite for Energy Production
Lachlan T. Robinson, James E. Voigt, Frederic Maire
mp4
Towards a Universal Gripper: A Primer on the Use of Suction in the Amazon Picking Challenge Context
Timothy McCulloch, Damith Herath

s5
Session 4 — Keywords: Motion Effects

Designing a Robotic Hopping Cube for Lunar Exploration
Tim Hojnik, Robert Lee, Donald G. Dansereau, Jürgen Leitner
Fuzzy System Identification for the Dynamics of the AR.Drone Quadcopter
Fendy Santoso, Matt Garratt, Sreenatha Anavatti
Future Reference Prediction in Model Predictive Control based Driving Simulators
Arash Mohammadi, Houshyar Asadi, Shady Mohamed, Kyle Nelson, Saeid Nahavandi
Eficient Geometric Matching with Polar Bounds for Aligning Star Field Images
Ryan James Marker, Tat-Jun Chin, Garry N. Newsam
Tightly-coupled GNSS and Inertial Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping
Jonghyuk Kim, Jiantong Cheng
Effects of Obstacle Avoidance to LQG-Based Motion Planners
Marcus Hoerger, Hanna Kurniawati, Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay, Alberto Elfes

s2
Session 5 — Keywords: Toward Using Magnetic

Modelling of Electromechanical Dynamics on Local Magnetic Actuation System for Abdominal Surgery
Florence Leong, Alireza Mohammadi, Ying Tan, Pietro Valdastri, Dhan Thiruchelvam, Denny Oetomo
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces
James Sergeant, Gary Doran, David R. Thompson, Chris Lehnert, Abigail Allwood, Ben Upcroft, Michael Milford
Fall Avoidance and Recovery for Bipedal Robots using Walking Sticks
Benjamin Tam, Navinda Kottege
mp4
EPI-GUIDE: Towards a Disposable, Low-Cost Guide for Freehand Ultrasound Support During Epidural Procedures
Joshua Song, Tyson Zastrow, Surya P. Singh, Stephen Wilson and Rajesh Brijball
Linear Approximation for Mapping Remaining Wall Thickness Using a Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensor
Buddhi Wijerathna, Raphael Falque, Sarath Kodagoda, Gamini Dissanayake
Towards Robotic Arthroscopy: `Instrument gap’ Segmentation
Mario Strydom, Anjali Jaiprakash, Thierry Peynot, Ross Crawford, Jonathan Roberts

s6
Session 6 — Keywords: Applications

Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm
Ho Seok AHN, Forest Fraser, Jonathan Lee, Kazuki Nomura, Hye-Jong Kim, Sadao Kawamura, Bruce A. MacDonald
mp4
An Audio-visual Solution to Sound Source Localization and Tracking with Applications to HRI
Brendan M. Emery, Maani Ghaffari Jadidi, Keisuke Nakamura, Jaime Valls Miro
mp4
History-based indoor localisation system using a Smartphone
Faris Azhari, Mark Whitty
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications
Lance Fang, Alex Fisher, Stefan Kiss, James Kennedy, Chatura Nagahawatte, Jennifer L. Palmer

Index of Authors

A
Ahn, Ho Seok
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4
Allwood, Abigail
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf
Anvatti, Sreenatha
Fuzzy System Identification for the Dynamics of the AR.Drone Quadcopter · pdf
Asadi, Houshyar
Future Reference Prediction in Model Predictive Control based Driving Simulators · pdf
Austin, Kevin
Development of Dragline Excavation Model for Operation Planning · pdf
Azhari, Faris
History-based indoor localisation system using a Smartphone · pdf

B
Bandyopadhyay, Tirthankar
Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units · pdf
Effects of Obstacle Avoidance to LQG-Based Motion Planners · pdf
EPI-GUIDE: Towards a Disposable, Low-Cost Guide for Freehand Ultrasound Support During Epidural Procedures · pdf
Best, Graeme
Probabilistic Maximum Set Cover with Path Constraints for Informative Path Planning · pdf

C
Cheng, Jiantong
Tightly-coupled GNSS and Inertial Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping · pdf
Chin, Tat-Jun
Efficient Geometric Matching with Polar Bounds for Aligning Star Field Images · pdf
Cliff, Oliver M.
Adversarial Patrolling with Reactive Point Processes · pdf
Cordie, Troy
Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units · pdf
Crawford, Ross
Towards Robotic Arthroscopy: `Instrument gap’ Segmentation · pdf
Cui, Lei
Neural Adaptive Assist-As-Needed Control for Rehabilitation Robots · pdf

D
Davis, Edwin
Towards the Stackrotor: Aerodynamics, Construction, Dynamics and Control of a Vertical Stacked-Rotor Configuration for Indoor Heavy-Lift Helicopter Robots · pdf , zip
Direct Thrust and Velocity Measurement for a Micro UAV Rotor · pdf
Dissanayake, Gamini
3D Shape Recovery of Deformable Soft-tissue with Computed Tomography and Depth Scan · pdf , zip
Linear Approximation for Mapping Remaining Wall Thickness Using a Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensor · pdf
Doran, Gary
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf
Dungavell, Ross
Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units · pdf

E
Elfes, Alberto
Effects of Obstacle Avoidance to LQG-Based Motion Planners · pdf
Emery, Brendan M.
An Audio-visual Solution to Sound Source Localization and Tracking with Applications to HRI · pdf , mp4

F
Falque, Raphael Linear Approximation for Mapping Remaining Wall Thickness Using a Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensor · pdf
Fang, Lance
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications · pdf
Fisher, Alex
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications · pdf
Fitch, Robert
Adversarial Patrolling with Reactive Point Processes · pdf
Probabilistic Maximum Set Cover with Path Constraints for Informative Path Planning · pdf
Fraser, Forest
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4

G
Garratt, Matt
Fuzzy System Identification for the Dynamics of the AR.Drone Quadcopter · pdf
Gonano, Dion
Towards the Stackrotor: Aerodynamics, Construction, Dynamics and Control of a Vertical Stacked-Rotor Configuration for Indoor Heavy-Lift Helicopter Robots · pdf , zip
Greenop, Kelly
Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units · pdf
Gunasinghe, Dasun N.
A mid-air collision warning system: Vision-based estimation of collision threats for aircraft · pdf , mp4

H
Hansen, Scott
Towards the Stackrotor: Aerodynamics, Construction, Dynamics and Control of a Vertical Stacked-Rotor Configuration for Indoor Heavy-Lift Helicopter Robots · pdf , zip
Hashimoto, Kenji
Effect of the “Arm Flexible Landing Strategy” for Safe Falling of a Biped Humanoid Robot · pdf , mp4
Hefferan, Benjamin N.
Adversarial Patrolling with Reactive Point Processes · pdf
Herath, Damith
Towards a Universal Gripper: A Primer on the Use of Suction in the Amazon Picking Challenge Context · pdf
Hoerger, Marcus
Effects of Obstacle Avoidance to LQG-Based Motion Planners · pdf
Hojnik, Tim
Designing a Robotic Hopping Cube for Lunar Exploration · pdf
Holston, Alexander
A Design and Control Strategy for a Compliant Delta Manipulator · pdf
Howard, Ian
Neural Adaptive Assist-As-Needed Control for Rehabilitation Robots · pdf
Huang, Qiang
Effect of the “Arm Flexible Landing Strategy” for Safe Falling of a Biped Humanoid Robot · pdf , mp4
Huang, Shoudong
3D Shape Recovery of Deformable Soft-tissue with Computed Tomography and Depth Scan · pdf , zip

J
Jadidi, Maani Ghaffari
An Audio-visual Solution to Sound Source Localization and Tracking with Applications to HRI · pdf , mp4
Jaiprakash, Anjali
Towards Robotic Arthroscopy: `Instrument gap’ Segmentation · pdf

K
Kawamura, Sadao
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4
Kearney, Michael
Development of Dragline Excavation Model for Operation Planning · pdf
Kennedy, James
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications · pdf
Kim, Hye-Jong
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4
Kim, Jonghyuk
Tightly-coupled GNSS and Inertial Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping · pdf
Kiss, Stefan
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications · pdf
Kodagoda, Sarath Linear Approximation for Mapping Remaining Wall Thickness Using a Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensor · pdf
Kottege, Navinda
Terrain Characterisation and Gait Adaptation by a Hexapod Robot · pdf , mp4
Fall Avoidance and Recovery for Bipedal Robots using Walking Sticks · pdf , mp4
Kurniawati, Hanna
Effects of Obstacle Avoidance to LQG-Based Motion Planners · pdf

L
Lee, Jonathan
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4
Lee, Robert
Designing a Robotic Hopping Cube for Lunar Exploration · pdf
Leitner, Jürgen
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks · pdf
Designing a Robotic Hopping Cube for Lunar Exploration · pdf
Lehnert, Chris
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf
Leong, Florence
Modelling of Electromechanical Dynamics on Local Magnetic Actuation System for Abdominal Surgery · pdf
Liu, Haoquan
Development of Dragline Excavation Model for Operation Planning · pdf

M
Ma, Gan.
Effect of the “Arm Flexible Landing Strategy” for Safe Falling of a Biped Humanoid Robot · pdf , mp4
MacDonald, Bruce A.
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4
Mackay-Lowndes, Bill
Towards the Stackrotor: Aerodynamics, Construction, Dynamics and Control of a Vertical Stacked-Rotor Configuration for Indoor Heavy-Lift Helicopter Robots · pdf , zip
Maire, Frederic
Control of an Airborne Tethered Kite for Energy Production · pdf , mp4
Marker, Ryan James
Efficient Geometric Matching with Polar Bounds for Aligning Star Field Images · pdf
McCulloch, Timothy
Towards a Universal Gripper: A Primer on the Use of Suction in the Amazon Picking Challenge Context · pdf
Milford, Michael
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks · pdf
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf
Miro, Jaime Valls
An Audio-visual Solution to Sound Source Localization and Tracking with Applications to HRI · pdf , mp4
Moghadam, Peyman
Terrain Characterisation and Gait Adaptation by a Hexapod Robot · pdf , mp4
Mohammadai, Alireza
Modelling of Electromechanical Dynamics on Local Magnetic Actuation System for Abdominal Surgery · pdf
Mohamed, Shady
Future Reference Prediction in Model Predictive Control based Driving Simulators · pdf
Mohammadi, Arash
Future Reference Prediction in Model Predictive Control based Driving Simulators · pdf

N
Nagahawatte, Chatura
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications · pdf
Nahavandi, Saeid
Future Reference Prediction in Model Predictive Control based Driving Simulators · pdf
Nakamura, Keisuke
An Audio-visual Solution to Sound Source Localization and Tracking with Applications to HRI · pdf , mp4
Nelson, Kyle
Future Reference Prediction in Model Predictive Control based Driving Simulators · pdf
Newsam, Garry N.
Efficient Geometric Matching with Polar Bounds for Aligning Star Field Images · pdf
Nohoojih, Hamed R.
Neural Adaptive Assist-As-Needed Control for Rehabilitation Robots · pdf
Nomura, Kazuki
Vision-based Control of an Encoderless Lightweight Robot Arm · pdf , mp4

O
Oliveira, Rafael
Active Perception for Modelling Energy Consumption in Off-Road Navigation · pdf
Oetomo, Denny
Modelling of Electromechanical Dynamics on Local Magnetic Actuation System for Abdominal Surgery · pdf
Ott, Lionel
Active Perception for Modelling Energy Consumption in Off-Road Navigation · pdf

P
Palmer, Jennifer L.
Comparative Evaluation of Time-of-Flight Depth-Imaging Sensors for Mapping and SLAM Applications · pdf
Peynot, Thierry
Towards Robotic Arthroscopy: `Instrument gap’ Segmentation · pdf
Pounds, Paul EI
Towards the Stackrotor: Aerodynamics, Construction, Dynamics and Control of a Vertical Stacked-Rotor Configuration for Indoor Heavy-Lift Helicopter Robots · pdf , zip
Direct Thrust and Velocity Measurement for a Micro UAV Rotor · pdf

R
Ramos, Fabio
Active Perception for Modelling Energy Consumption in Off-Road Navigation · pdf
Roberts, Jonathan
Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units · pdf
Towards Robotic Arthroscopy: `Instrument gap’ Segmentation · pdf
Robinson, Lachlan T.
Control of an Airborne Tethered Kite for Energy Production · pdf , mp4

S
Sammut, Claude
Relational Tool Use Learning by a Robot in a Real and Simulated World · pdf
Santoso, Fendy
Fuzzy System Identification for the Dynamics of the AR.Drone Quadcopter · pdf
Sergeant, James
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf
Shirazi, Sareh
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks · pdf
Singh, Surya P.
A Design and Control Strategy for a Compliant Delta Manipulator · pdf
Song, Jingwei
3D Shape Recovery of Deformable Soft-tissue with Computed Tomography and Depth Scan · pdf , zip
Song, Joshua
EPI-GUIDE: Towards a Disposable, Low-Cost Guide for Freehand Ultrasound Support During Epidural Procedures · pdf
Srinivasan, Mandyam V.
A mid-air collision warning system: Vision-based estimation of collision threats for aircraft · pdf , mp4
Steindl, Ryan
Enabling Rapid Field Deployments Using Modular Mobility Units · pdf
Stewart, Robert L.
Vision-based localisation of a sensor capsule moving in a pipeline · pdf
Strydom, Mario
Towards Robotic Arthroscopy: `Instrument gap’ Segmentation · pdf
Strydom, Reuben
A mid-air collision warning system: Vision-based estimation of collision threats for aircraft · pdf , mp4
Sünderhauf, Niko
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks · pdf
Šutalo, Ilija D.
Vision-based localisation of a sensor capsule moving in a pipeline · pdf

T
Takanishi, Atsuo
Effect of the “Arm Flexible Landing Strategy” for Safe Falling of a Biped Humanoid Robot · pdf , mp4
Tam, Benjamin Fall Avoidance and Recovery for Bipedal Robots using Walking Sticks · pdf , mp4
Tan, Ying Fall Avoidance and Recovery for Bipedal Robots using Walking Sticks · pdf
Thiruchelvam, Dhan
Modelling of Electromechanical Dynamics on Local Magnetic Actuation System for Abdominal Surgery · pdf
Thompson, David R.
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf
Tow, Adam
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks · pdf

U
Upcroft, Ben
A Robustness Analysis of Deep Q Networks · pdf
Towards Multimodal and Condition-Invariant Vision-based Registration for Robot Positioning on Changing Surfaces · pdf

V
Valdastri, Pietro
Modelling of Electromechanical Dynamics on Local Magnetic Actuation System for Abdominal Surgery · pdf
Voigt, James E.
Control of an Airborne Tethered Kite for Energy Production · pdf , mp4

W
Wang, Jun
3D Shape Recovery of Deformable Soft-tissue with Computed Tomography and Depth Scan · pdf , zip
Whitty, Mark History-based indoor localisation system using a Smartphone · pdf
Wicaksono, Handy
Relational Tool Use Learning by a Robot in a Real and Simulated World · pdf
Wijerathna, Buddhi Linear Approximation for Mapping Remaining Wall Thickness Using a Magnetic Flux Leakage Sensor · pdf
Williamson, Dylan
Terrain Characterisation and Gait Adaptation by a Hexapod Robot · pdf , mp4
Wong, Y. Chong
Vision-based localisation of a sensor capsule moving in a pipeline · pdf

Y
 

Z
Zastrow, Tyson
EPI-GUIDE: Towards a Disposable, Low-Cost Guide for Freehand Ultrasound Support During Epidural Procedures · pdf
Zhao, Liang
3D Shape Recovery of Deformable Soft-tissue with Computed Tomography and Depth Scan · pdf , zip

Venue

ACRA 2016 is hosted in sunny Brisbane, at The University of Queensland (St. Lucia, Brisbane).  If coming from the airport, aim for “UQ Lakes Station” (please see note below)

Sessions

Sessions will be held at in the Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) Room 49-200.
Registration and tea/coffee break will utilise the foyer area outside of the theatre.
(detailed in the ACRA AEB Floorplan/Map).

Map

The AEB, local accommodation and public transport are show below.
(Source: Google Maps).

ACRA 2016 Map

(Also available as a printable PDF Map)

Accommodation

  • Womens College (~150 meters from AEB)
    (Note: Guest Rooms are co-ed at this college)
    Location: UQ Campus, College Road, St Lucia 4067
    Website: http://womens.uq.edu.au/
    Phone:  (07) 3377-4500
    Rooms Types:
    (1)  Single Rooms with shared Ensuite (shared with room next door) @ $90 per night including breakfast
    (2)  Single Rooms with their own Ensuite @ $95 per night including breakfast
    (3)  Fully Self Contained Apartments with King Size bedroom, ensuite, kitchen, lounge, dining and study area @ $110 per night single use or $155.00 twin share including breakfast in the college dining hallBooking: To make a booking:  Please download the booking form
    (PDF  or RTF format) and return to Anne Kuskopf ([email protected])
  • St. Leo’s College  (~300 meters from AEB)
    Location: UQ Campus, College Road, St Lucia 4067
    Website: http://www.stleos.uq.edu.au/
    Phone: (07) 3878-0600 (then press 3)
    Rooms Types:
    (1)  Shared ensuited room – single (@ $100 per night)
    (2)  Ensuited room – 1 person (@ $120 per night)
    (3)  Ensuited room – 2 people (@ $165 per night)
    Booking: To make a booking please complete the St Leo college booking form (PDF or DOC)
    and then mail to Jocelyn Forsyth ([email protected]).

Parking

The closest parking is the Conifer Knoll.  This is $5/day.  Though, registration includes a 3-Day Go Card.  🙂

Getting to ACRA from BNE Airport

  • Uber: The fastest way to get from BNE to the UQ campus.  About 30-40 min and will cost about $50
  • Public transport: Aim for UQ Lakes station.  The procedure is to take the Gold Coast airport train to Park Road station –then–> transfer to a bus towards UQ (tip: this means crossing the busway, most buses will terminate at UQ Lakes, just ask to be certain).  This 50-60 minutes and will cost about $25.
    (See sample route/schedule here).

Students

Student Volunteers & Grants:

ACRA 2016 Offers Multiple Opportunities for students to engage with the robotics community!

Student Expo:

Wednesday Tours:

Organisation

GOLD Sponsoring Organisation:

http://marathon-robotics.com/

 

Silver Sponsoring Organisations:

Tribotix is an ACRA 2016 Sponsor! :-)

Mathworks is an ACRA 2016 Sponsor! :-)

ACRV is an ACRA 2016 sponsor :-)

Blue Ocean is an ACRA 2016 Sponsor! :-)

 Bronze Sponsoring Organisation:

Platypus - Question-based peer review

Hosted by:

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The Robotics Design Lab
in  The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)

at The University of Queensland (UQ)

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The Australian Robotics and Automation Association

General Chair:

Surya Singh
The Robotics Design Lab (UQ)

Program Chairs:

Hanna Kurniawati and Paul Pounds
The Robotics Design Lab (UQ)

Programme Committee:

Alen Alempijevic Jose Guivant Dikai Liu David Stirling
David M. Ball Anjali Jaiprakash Tien-Fu Lu Reuben Strydom
Tirtha Bandyopadhyay Jay Katupitiya Wen Lik D. Lui James Trevelyan
John Billingsley Jonghyuk Kim Bruce MacDonald Jaime Valls Miro
Will Browne Sarath Kodagoda Chris McCarthy Mark Whitty
Mitch Bryson Navinda Kottege Michael Milford Stefan Williams
Ricardo Carelli Makoto Kumon Denny Oetomo Adam Wittek
Peter Corke Hanna Kurniawati Paul Pounds Gordon Wyeth
Donald Dansereau Stanley Lam Surya Singh
Gamini Dissanayake Wai Ho Li Kai-Tai Song
Matthew Garratt Scarlett Liu Mandyam Srinivasan