Dr Stefan Williams

University of Sydney

Stefan’s research centres on the development of autonomous robotic systems for a variety of application domains. Among his most significant contributions to this field is his development of the Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping algorithm in reef habitats. This algorithm allows an autonomous system to build a map of an environment while using the map information to help itself figure out where it is in the world. One of the outcomes will be methods for modelling spatio-temporal variation in natural reef environments using data collected by an autonomous robotic system capable of surveying the Great Barrier Reef.