UNSW@Home is our new RoboCup@Home team.  Our team is a joint venture between the School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Creative Robotics Lab, Art & Design.

2017 will be the first time that UNSW seeks to compete in RoboCup@Home league. We are building our new software infrastructure from our long history of research in autonomous robotics, and our previous participation in the RoboCupRescue league.

Our Robot: A Toyota HSR

We are very pleased that we have been awarded a Toyota Human Support Robot (HSR; pictured) in order to qualify for the 2017 competition.

Our new robot is expected to arrive shortly.

Toyota Human Support Robot (picture by Toyota)

Toyota Human Support Robot (picture by Toyota)


Our Team

Our team consists of academic staff, research staff, postgraduate research students, and undergraduate students from UNSW.

Our Research

The research interests of the AI & Robotics Lab can be found here. These interests include:

Many of these interests are applicable to RoboCup@Home. We will be bringing our expertise in these fields to the software we develop for the competition.

Relevant Publications

Our most recent publications relate to our above areas of research:

  1. B. Hengst, C. Keith, M. Pagnucco, D. Rajaratnam, P. Robinson, C. Sammut, and M. Thielscher, A framework for integrating symbolic and sub-symbolic representations. 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI-16. New York, New York, USA, 2016.
  2. D. Rajaratnam, B. Hengst, M. Pagnucco, C. Sammut and M. Thielscher. Composability in Cognitive Hierarchies. Proceedings of the Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2016.
  3. T. Wiley, C. Sammut, B. Hengst, and I. Bratko, A Planning and Learning Hierarchy using Qualitative Reasoning for the On-Line Acquisition of Robotic Behaviors. Advances in Cognitive Systems. 4, pp. 93-112, 2016.
  4. C. Schwering, T. Niemüller, G. Lakemeyer, N. Abdo, W. Burgard. Sensor Fusion in the Epistemic Situation Calculus. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 2016.
  5. B. Andres, D. Rajaratnam, O. Sabuncu, and T. Schaub. Integrating ASP into ROS for Reasoning in RobotsInternational Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning, 2015.
  6. A. Ratter, C. Sammut. Fused 2D/3D Position Tracking for Robust SLAM on Mobile RobotsInternational Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015.
  7. A. Ratter, C. Sammut. Local Map Based Graph SLAM with Hierarchical Loop Closure and Optimisation. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015.
  8. D. Rajaratnam and M. Thielscher. Execution Monitoring as Meta-Games for General Game-Playing RobotsProceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2015.

Additional publications are listed on pages on the research interests of our group.

Our RoboCup History

2017 is the first time that UNSW will seek to qualify for RoboCup@Home. However, we have a history of participation in RoboCup spanning the RoboCupSoccer SPL, RoboCupRescue and RoboCupSoccer 4-Legged leagues.