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Centre for Autonomous Systems

The UTS Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS) is an internationally acclaimed robotics research group. We specialise in robotics research that creates positive change for government, industry and the wider community.

CAS research seeks to deliver robotics solutions to a vast range of real-world problems. Our research is structured around three streams: fundamental research, applied research and research translation.

CAS is focused on developing strong industry partnerships across a wide range of sectors. We develop fundamental, translational and applied robotics solutions with exciting potential for application. Find out how CAS can work with you.

The Joint Research Centre for Robotics Research is a collaborative arrangement between CAS and Zhejiang University (ZJU). This partnership is focused on the development of new knowledge and applications in robotics.

CAS provides a wealth of opportunities for research students seeking a robotics career. Work alongside internationally acclaimed robotics experts, gain access to cutting-edge robotics research, and play a key role in developing world-leading technologies.

Featured case study

World-first grit-blasting robot

Since 2006, researchers from the Centre for Autonomous Systems at UTS and the Roads and Maritime Services NSW (RMS) have been collaborating on the research and development of a world-first autonomous grit-blasting robot for steel bridge maintenance and rehabilitation.
Featured staff profile

Professor Dikai Liu

Professor Dikai Liu received his PhD degree in 1997 and joined UTS in 2000. His main research interests include robotics (navigation, exploration, mapping, motion planning and robot teams) and physical human-robot interaction. Professor Liu has been investigating novel methods and algorithms that enable robots to operate in unknown, dynamic and/or complex 3D environments.
A joint publication between CAS, VT, ZMP Inc. and NVIDIA Corporation received the Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVT) Best Student Paper Award at the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Teachnical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2015).
Congratulations to Kanzhi Wu for being awarded the Best Poster Presentation at the annual FEIT Research Showcase!
A joint publication between CAS and NAIST receives the RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award at the 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.
UTS:CAS teams up with Yahoo Labs to give new awareness to mobile devices.

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18/10/2016

Critical Pipes Project Team win the 2016 International Water Association (IWA) Project Innovation Award for Applied Research. A huge congratulations to the whole project team!

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9/10/2016

A Huge congratulations to the CAS Climbing Robot team on their Awards at The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards, Sydney 2016; winning the AEEA Sydney Award for Occupational Health and Safety as well as a High Commendation in Control Systems, Networks, Information Processing and Telecommunications. Well done to the team on their exceptional effort.

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22/09/2016

Congratulations to the UTS Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project Team, winners of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence, Research Excellence through Collaboration Award 2016. Well done team! 

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14/09/2016

A Huge congratulations to Karthick Thiyagarajan on winning the People's Choice Award at the Engineering and Information Technology Research Showcase 2016. Well done Karthick! 

11/05/2016

CAS' Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project wins the Research Innovation Award at the 2016 National AWA Water Awards. Congratulations to the team at Sydney Water, UTS, Monash University and University of Newcastle!

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10/04/2016

CAS Robotics research demonstrated as Australia's five technology universities announce standardised intellectual property rules. Step Climbing Attachment for Powered Wheelchairs featured in article by the Australian Financial Review. 
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11/03/2016

CAS' Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project secures a win at the 2016 NSW AWA Water Awards. Congratulations to the team at Sydney Water, UTS, Monash University and University of Newcastle! 
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05/02/2016

A new climbing robot is revolutionising the way inspections are carried out inside 7.2 kilometres of hidden tunnels in the arches of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. ABC News reports on CAS' Biologically Inspired Climbing Robot.
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23/11/2015
CAS' Biologically Inspired Climbing Robot secures a win at the 2015 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Award in the Industry Application Category held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Congratulations to the RMS-CAS team!
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20/10/2015
Just how smart can a smartphone get? A/Prof. Jaime Valls Miro work with Yahoo Labs to develop a location-based algorithm for mobile devices.
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13/10/2015
A joint publication between CAS, VT, ZMP Inc. and NVIDIA Corporation receives the Advanced Vehicle Technologies Best Student Paper Award at IDETC/CIE 2015.
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29/09/2015
Congratulations to Kanzhi Wu for being awarded the Best Poster Presentation at the annual FEIT Research Showcase!
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16/09/2015
A joint publication between CAS and NAIST receives the RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award at the IEEE RO-MAN 2015.
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03/09/2015
UTS:CAS teams up with Yahoo Labs to give new awareness to mobile devices.
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31/08/2015
2015 National iAwards Merit Recipient for the Biologically Inspired Climbing Robot with RMS.
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18/08/2015
Sydney Morning Herald and CIO Australia reports on CAS' bio-inspired climbing robot and drone.
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