Jonathan Roberts is a professor in robotics at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science School at the Queensland University of Technology. His main research interests are in the areas of Field Robotics and in particular autonomy. He is also currently co-leading QUT’s Medical and Healthcare robotics group with one of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons.
Jonathan was a co-inventor of the UAV Challenge, an international flying robot competition that sees teams search for a lost bushwalker using autonomous robotic aircraft. Before joining QUT, Jonathan was the Research Director of CSIRO’s Autonomous Systems Laboratory where he developed projects in the area of museum robotics and telepresence. Jonathan is a Past President of the Australian Robotics & Automation Association Inc.
He currently serves as a Senior Editor of the IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation Letters, and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Field Robotics.