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Human Centred Technology Research Centre

The Human-Centred Technology Research Centre endeavours to perform world-class research that puts the human user at the centre of the technology development. Researchers at HCT undertake fundamental and applied research into the nature, creation and use of technology that enables people in all walks of life to take knowledgeable, well-informed and responsible actions. The HCT Research Centre focuses on technology research that assists humans in their life and learning, that supports them in their health and well-being, that enables them to perform and communicate better, that allows them to be more secure, and that empowers them to achieve their goals.

Our core research strengths are along the information processing pipeline from sensors, to data analysis, to modelling, to prediction and classification, leading to knowledge discovery. A particular focus lies on pattern recognition, signal processing, data analytics, computational intelligence and telecommunications, in combination with related areas such as artificial intelligence, computer vision, data mining, human-computer interaction, image processing, speech analysis, machine learning, multimodal fusion, robotics, and wireless sensor networks.

HCT Winter Research Scholarships  (WRS-2016)

The HCT Winter Research Scholarships  (WRS-2016) are offered to third or final year undergraduate and postgraduate students (including current Honours students) more


  1. The Winter Research Scholars and their supervisors

    Winter scholars inspired to research

    A group of University of Canberra students spent 10 weeks over winter getting a taste of information technology and engineering research

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  2. The red microrecycler robot stands in front of a set of pigeon-holes which are used to place different objects

    UC among top pick in robot challenge

    A team including University of Canberra robotics experts have taken on the world at the annual Amazon Picking Challenge at the 2016 Robocup competition

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  3. Emdad Hossain in gown at graduations

    Gait study grad steps out with PhD

    Graduate Emdad Hossain’s PhD research may help catch criminals by their walk

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  4. The exterior of UC's Health Hub by night

    Health Research Institute Launch

    The University of Canberra has launched its new Health Research Institute aimed at tackling the ‘wicked problems’ in health.

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News Archive

UC robot goes to school

28 October 2013: With pencils freshly sharpened and rulers at the ready, the Year 2 students from Brindabella Christian College couldn't wait to do some maths.
Perhaps their eagerness to crunch numbers had to do with a special visitor from the University of Canberra.
He is only 60 centimetres tall, but very charming, his name is Ardie … and he's a robot. 


UC teams 'imagine' solutions for competition

11 April 2013: A novel tool to help young children with autism develop their social and communication skills and a system to help blind people recognise signs in public places using their mobile phone are two University of Canberra projects that will compete in the Microsoft Imagine Cup national finals today. 

Software success for Stuart

3 April 2013: For Stuart Anderson, graduating with a Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) is the next step in an exciting journey, as he begins his PhD looking at virtual representations of reality at the University of Canberra.