Biomedical Engineering
School of ITEE

Dr Surya Singh


School of ITEE, General Purpose South [78]
Tel: 61 7  336 58328/66325
Fax: 61 7  3365 4999
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Surya is a Senior Lecturer at UQ and heads the Robotics Design Lab. His research interests lie in the design and control of compliant systems in dynamic (field) environments. Of particular interest are projects with humanitarian or social goals that advance the aim of democraizing robotics. He has received multiple teaching commendations and is a former Fulbright Scholar. He was previously a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics where he led modeling and control efforts. He has spent time at Tokyo Institute of Technology (NSF EAPSI) contributing to Gryphon (a demining aid). He has studied at Carnegie Mellon (MS) and Stanford (PhD) where he worked on KOLT (a dynamic quadrupedal robot).

Research Interests

Robotics must move beyond its stiff hackneyed stereotype. Thus, my interest lies in the analysis and synthesis of agile locomotion in field environments via advances in Integrated motion planning and control of agile robots and robot (mechatronic system) hardware design.

  • Integrated motion planning and control of agile robots
  • Robot (mechatronic system) hardware design
  • Outdoor/field-robust dynamic measurement systems
  • Applications of control and identification to analysing gait
Teaching & Learning

Teaching interests





Surya Singh

Senior Lecturer, Robotics 
Mechatronics Plan Director