Robert Mahony

Professor and IEEE Fellow

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Robot vision, cameras, mobile robots, Lie groups, closed loop systems, Lyapunov methods, asymptotic stability, autonomous aerial vehicles, distance measurement, filtering theory, learning (artificial intelligence), motion estimation, nonlinear control systems, pose estimation, position control, and image analysis including reconstruction, resolution, segmentation, sensors, colour analysis, and representation.


Professor Mahony’s main research interests are in non-linear systems theory with applications in robotics, geometric optimisation techniques and systems theory.


Robert Mahony is a Professor in the School of Engineering at the Australian National University. He received a PhD in 1995 (systems engineering) and a BSc in 1989 (applied mathematics and geology) both from the Australian National University. He worked as a marine seismic geophysicist and an industrial research scientist before completing a postdoctoral fellowship in France and a Logan Fellowship at Monash University in Australia. He has held his post at ANU since 2001.

Activities & Awards

Professor Mahony is the convener for several courses, including ENGN4627/ENGN6627 Robotics.

For more information, please see Professor Mahony’s publications.

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