Robotics and Autonomy

Robotics is one of most transformational and fascinating engineering fields, as witnessed in the Google self-driving car and Amazon's delivery UAVs. It has been envisioned that next two decades will see robotics revolutions in all aspects of our social, industrial and environmental life, utilising robots as a tool to proactively aid our human needs. This will be driven by robotic science, including machine learning, sensing and perception, and intelligent control. In RALab, we are facinated to contribute to this new revolution by

  •   Conducting fundamental research in robotic perception and control
  •   Investigating multiple-robotic systems with patial or full autonomy
  •   Realising autonomous robotic systems working in challenging outdoor environments
  • Biography

    Dr. Jon Kim has obtained his PhD degree in Field Robotics at the University of Sydney in 2004, pioneering the area of airborne simultaneous localisation and localisation (Aerial-SLAM). He received his BS and MS degrees in electronics/control engineering at Chungnam National University in South Korea 1997/99 respectively and studied mechanical engineering at KAIST (1987-88). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS) in Sydney before he joined ANU.

    Dr. Kim is the recipient of the prestigious Charles Sharpe Beecher Prize and Award from IMechE, UK, 2005 for his contributions to aerial robotics. He has published 85+ papers with collective Google citations of 1800+. The key contribution published in IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronics System together with its companion ICRA paper has received over 350 citations, demonstrating contribution to aerial robotics.