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Ash tews

Ashley Tews

Research Engineer
Autonomous Systems Laboratory
CSIRO ICT Centre, Brisbane

Contact Details

Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
1 Technology Court
Pullenvale, QLD 4069
PO Box 883
Kenmore, QLD 4069

E-mail: email address
Telephone: +61 7 3327 4034
Fax: +61 7 3327 4455

Research Areas

Prior to CSIRO, my research was based on developing multi-robot control algorithms for coordinating robots in highly dynamic environments such as RobCup robot soccer and predator/prey. I also conducted research into allowing robots to conduct stealthy traverses to a goal location in unknown outdoor environments, whilst being monitored by an observer.

The essence of my research revolves around producing repeatable and robust performance of robot systems using minimalist and adaptive approaches. This is particularly challenging in outdoor domains that are subject to changes in ambient conditions affecting sensor and robot performance. Addressing these problems is my current research focus.

Professional Interests

  • Adaptive and autonomous robots
  • Overcoming sensor limitations for outdoor robot operations

Professional Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland, Australia, (2003): "Achieving Multi-robot Cooperation in Highly Dynamic Environments".
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) (hons.) Queensland University of Technology, Australia (1996).


Significant publications include (see Useful Links below for a more comprehensive list of my pre-CSIRO research):

  • Tews, A., Mataric´, M. and Sukhatme, G. (2004). "Avoiding Detection in a Dynamic Environment", Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 3773-3778, Sendai, Japan.
  • Tews, A., Sukhatme, G. and Mataric', M. (2004). "A Multi-robot Approach to Stealthy Navigation in the Presence of an Observer", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2379-2385, New Orleans, LA, May.
  • Tews, A., Mataric´, M. and Sukhatme, G. (2003). "A Scalable Approach to Human-Robot Interactio", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1665-1670, Taipei, Taiwan, September.
  • Tews, A., Mataric´, M. and Sukhatme, G. (2003). "Scaling High Level Interactions Between Humans and Robots", In Proceedings, AAAI Spring Symposium on Human Interaction with Autonomous Systems in Complex Environments, pp. 196-202, Stanford, CA, March.
  • Tews, A.(2001). "Adaptive Multi-Robot Coordination for Highly Dynamic Environments", International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, CIMCA 2001, Las Vegas, NV, 9-11 July.
  • Tews A. and Wyeth G.F. (2000). "Thinking as One: Coordination of Multiple Mobile Robots by Shared Representations", International Conference on Robotics and Systems (IROS 2000), vol. 2, pp.1391-1396, Takamatsu, Japan.
  • Tews A.and Wyeth G.F. (1999). "Multi-Robot Coordination in the Robot Soccer Environment", Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA '99), pp. 90-95, Brisbane, Australia, March 30 - April 1.
  • Tews, A. and Lister, R. (1999). "Self-Organisation in a Simple Pursuit Game", Complex Systems 98. Complexity Between the Ecos: From Ecology to Economics, pp. 219-226, online version, http://journal-ci.csse.monash.edu.au/ci/vol06/tews/tews.html.

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