Areas of Research

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Ysobel Sims GitHub avatarJosephus Paye II GitHub avatar
Updated 17 Aug 2022

The NUbots project requires a variety of people in different areas of science and engineering to research and develop the various systems.

The lab specializes in areas of research that are related to or useful for autonomous humanoid robotic soccer-playing, including the following areas.

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Linear Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Graph Theory
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Differential Equations
  • Control Theory
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Particle Filters

Software Engineering and Computer Science

  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Optimisation
  • Simulation
  • Software Architecture
  • Anthroprocentric Biocybernetic Computing
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Web Development
  • User Interface Design and Development

Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering

  • Robot Hardware
  • Control Theory
  • Locomotion
  • Kinematics
  • Load-Bearing Structures
  • Optimisation of Exoskeleton
  • Energy Use Optimisation
  • Networking
  • Brain Architecting
  • Robotic Muscles

Industrial Design, CAD, 3D-Modelling and 3D-Printing

  • Modelling of the Robot
  • Realistic Robotic Simulations
  • Load-Bearing Structures
  • Optimisation of Exoskeleton
  • Energy Use Optimisation


  • Soccer Strategy
  • Walk Path Planning
  • Inter-Robot Communication
  • Human-Robot Communication
Current Team
NUbots acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We acknowledge that our laboratory is situated on unceded Pambalong land. We pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.
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