The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at The University of Sydney is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of field robotics principles. The ACFR is now the largest robotics and automation research group in Australia and is also one of the largest of its kind in the world.
The ACFR invites students interested in PhD research in the area of autonomous systems, including perception, control, learning and systems to apply for APAs.
Applications for APA scholarships are open to Australian residents/citizens only. APA scholarships are valued at $23,728 p.a. (tax exempt - 2012 rate).
Application forms and supporting information may be found at the Research Office website
Applications for semester 1 2013 are now closed. Applications for semester 2 2013 will open in mid-May 2013.
Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation
Mining constitutes the backbone of the Australian economy. While several job sectors have experienced a decline in recent times, the demand for qualified people in the mining industry remains strong. Rio Tinto is a world leader in mining and has an extremely strong presence in Australia. Rio Tinto has also been at the forefront of mining innovation.
The Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA), established within the ACFR is mandated with the task of automating all aspects of a mine's operations. A significant component of the RTCMA's activities involves innovating new ideas and concepts that are relevant to the overall objective. The RTCMA invites applications from interested students to be a part of this mining innovation endeavour by working with us towards a doctorate degree. Your scientific contributions are intended to change the shape of Australian Mining and will create enormous impact for Rio Tinto and Australian Mining (potentially valued in millions of A$). You will have access to unprecedented resources towards realising your scientific objectives.
- A Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent results;
- Excellent mathematical skills and/or programming skills (Matlab and/or C++);
- Open to learning new techniques and approaches including machine learning and multivariate analysis.
- Prior knowledge of areas such as machine learning, statistics and geology.
These positions are open to domestic and international students. Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation scholarships are potentially available to exceptional students. Top-up scholarships valued at approx. $5,000 are available to successful APA and IPRS scholarship applicants. The total scholarship is valued at $29,844 (2013 rate) per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.
Expressions of interest should be sent to Ms Ruth Olip, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The Rose Street Building (J04), The University of Sydney NSW 2006. Tel: (02) 9351 8143, Fax: (02) 9351 7474, email: email@example.com and should include a CV and academic transcripts.
There are currently no scholarships available
Further information on the Centre’s activities and general contact details may be found at www.acfr.usyd.edu.au
Further information for International Students applying for scholarships may be found at The International Scholarships Development Office website