Thierry Peynot

Thierry Peynot is Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Chief Investigator of the QUT Centre for Robotics, where he leads the Mining Robotics and Space Robotics activities. He has led multiple research programs funded by government, research institutions and industry, including mining (e.g. Caterpillar, Komatsu, Mining3), Defence (e.g. BAE Systems, Rheinmetall) and Space (e.g. with Boeing and CSIRO), developing robust perception technology for robots and autonomous vehicles that can function despite adverse environmental conditions. Thierry is also the current Chair of the Robotics and Automation / Control Systems chapter, IEEE Queensland Section and former Program Director (Automation) at Mining3. Prior to joining QUT he was research fellow at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), The University of Sydney, worked at NASA Ames and obtained his PhD from LAAS/CNRS, the University of Toulouse in France.

Thierry’s research interests include off-road ground vehicle autonomy, resilient perception, sensor data fusion (esp. multiple sensor modalities), terrain traversability estimation, GPS-denied localisation and mapping, planetary rovers.

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