The Robotics Group at the ANU School of Computing is planning to recruit several PhD students, Research Engineers/Assistants, and Postdocs to work on fundamental research in robot planning and decision-making.

Topics in Robotics

Decision-making, including Planning, is a critical enabling technology in robotics. It is the deliberate process of deciding the strategy a robot should take to achieve long-term goals. The Robotics Group at the ANU School of Computing focuses on the design, development, analysis, and applications of decision-making techniques that would enable robots to operate reliably, robustly, and safely in a variety of real-world applications.

Specific research topics include (though not limited to):

  • Motion Planning
  • Integrated Task and Motion Planning
  • Manipulation Planning
  • Multi-robot Planning
  • Planning under uncertainty, including under non-deterministic and partially observable scenarios
  • Motion planning with safety constraints
  • Bayesian Reinforcement Learning
  • Integrated Planning and Learning

ANU and Canberra

  • ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 30th in the world according to QS World University Rankings. The School of Computing at the ANU is a world-leading centre for research, rated a 5 out of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia for Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing and Information and Computing Sciences.
  • Canberra has been named in the third healthiest city in the world and one of the most innovative cities to live in!
  • PhD scholarships: minimum AUD 34K pa tax-free.
  • Postdocs (level A4-B) salaries: AUD 99K-121K pa + 17% superannuation.
  • Research Engineers/Assistants (ANU04-05): AUD 75K-90K pa + 17% superannuation.

Chief Investigators Working in Robotics

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