News 18/11/23: We have multiple Postdoctoral and PhD positions to work on exciting research projects on Decision-making under Uncertainty and Integrated Planning & Learning under the supervision of Hanna Kurniawati. Please e-mail your CV and transcripts to if you are interested.

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
  • Applications of robot planning in asset maintenance, helicopter emergency medical services, and cyber domain

Some of our research and activities are available here


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