Dr Stefan Hrabar

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Stefan is a Research Team Leader based in Brisbane and specialises in research on rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). He joined CSIRO in 2006 after completing his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He is broadly interested in civilian applications of UAVs and making them more user-friendly by increasing their levels of autonomy, and improving the human-machine interaction experience. His research has covered topics such as vision and lidar-based UAV obstacle avoidance, UAV path planning algorithms, UAV mission planning tools, and 3D visualisation of UAV-collected data.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006

    University of Southern California

  • 2000

    M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
    University of Cape Town

  • 1996

    B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
    University of Cape Town

Professional Experiences

  • 2012-2014

    Researcher, Project ResQu

  • 2011-2012

    Researcher, Phenocopter Project

  • 2011-2012

    Researcher, Mobile Telepresence for Museums Project

  • 2009-2011

    Researcher, SmartSkies Project

Achievements and Awards

  • 2013-2013

    ANZIA award for innovation: Mobile Telepresence for Museums project

  • 2011-2011

    Queensland iAward: SmarkSkies project

  • 2010-2010

    Engineers Australia Queensland Division Excellence Award: SmartSkies project
    Engineers Australia

  • 2010-2010

    Business & Higher Education Round Table Award for best research and development collaboration: SmarkSkies project
    Business & Higher Education Round Table

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-2014

    Invited Speaker, DSTO workshop on Autonomy in Complex Environments

  • 2013-2013

    Invited Speaker, AIP Physics in Industry Day

  • 2014-2014

    Invited Speaker, Pullenvale State School Science Week

  • 2006-2014

    Reviewer for ICRA, IROS, ACRA, FSR, JFR and others


We have publications by Dr Stefan Hrabar
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: 3hYIetoAAAAJ Researcher ID: B-7721-2011