Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 30% of its employees in R&D, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world's embedded computing platforms. Kontron's product longevity, local engineering, support, and value-added services helps to create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron Australia supports local educational and charitable organisations within our operating region, such as LiteHaus International, to get leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded and computing technology into education.

Kontron Australia have donated embedded systems hardware to support not only the NUbots, but also the university's autonomous boat team, RobotX.

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at The University of Newcastle is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia. The Faculty has achieved outstanding results in the Australian Research Council 2012 ERA research excellence ratings as well as the QS World University Rankings.

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing have provided the University of Newcastle NUbots team with funding to support their involvement in the Robocup competition. Workshop technical assistance has also been provided through the disciplines of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications engineering.

  • “The NUbots team develops software for robotic soccer and competes every year in the international RoboCup competition. Most recently being placed third in the Humanoid Teen Size League 2018 RoboCup, see full history of results.

RoboCup is an international research and education initiative. Its goal is to foster artificial intelligence and robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies and concepts can be integrated and examined in comparison to other teams. The ultimate goal of the RoboCup initiative is "By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team" (Kitano et al. (1997)).

RoboCup together with RoboCup Jr. counts as one of the most significant events of its kind. Every year it involves about 3000 people from about 40 countries and a word-wide support of over 100,000 people.

The computer science and software engineering students of the NUbots team created a software system for autonomous multi-agent control that ran on the four-legged AIBO robots (2002-2007) and on the two-legged NAO robots (2008-2011). In 2012 the NUbots completed a second software migration to the DARwIn-OP platform and developed a new software framework called NUClear.”