Introduction to NUbots

Learn about what we do, key people, and where to find the lab.
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Updated 31 July 2023

NUbots is a team in the University of Newcastle’s robotics research group focused on developing humanoid soccer-playing robots for the international RoboCup competition. The team is a multidisciplinary group of students and academics, developing both hardware and software for the robots.

The team conducts and publishes original research in numerous areas related to robotics - including computer vision, robotic locomotion and control, and more. See Areas of Research and Publications for further details.

Two NUgus robots on a field

Key People

The team is led and supported by academics and student team leaders.

  • Professor Stephan Chalup (Computer Science and Engineering) - Head of the Newcastle Robotics Lab and NUbots
  • Dr. Alexandre Mendes (Computer Science and Software Engineering) - Deputy Head of NUbots
  • Ysobel Sims (Mathematics and Computer Science) - Student Team Leader
  • Thomas O'Brien (Mechatronics) - Deputy Team Leader
  • Liam Craft (Computer Science) - Laboratory Manager
  • Dr. Trent Houliston (Software Engineering) - Mentor, Ex-Team Leader, 4AI Systems Liaison

See Current Team for our current team members and Past Members for past members.

The NUbots Lab

The NUbots team works in the Robotics and Brain Architecting Laboratory in ES115A. Feel free to stop by at any time for a tour!

Areas of Research
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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