About Me Juxi Leitner

Studies & Research

Current Position

I am a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology where I lead the Manipulation efforts of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV). My research focuses on the intersection of Robotics, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence.

Queensland University of Technology

In 2014 I came here from Switzerland to start as a post-doctoral research fellow at the newly formed Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACVR). I am located at the Queensland University of Technology in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

Dalle Molle Institute for AI (IDSIA)

I was a doctoral researcher at the IDSIA Robotics Lab between 2010 and 2014, while pursuing a PhD at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in balmy Lugano, Switzerland. My research was focused on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Computer Vision, with my main interests being autonomous robots and learning for humanoids.

IDSIA Robotics Lab

While at IDSIA I helped building up the robotics lab and increasing its visibility through outreach activities (e.g. European Robotics Week) and student projects!

RobotCub @ IST

In 2007 I was working as a programmer & researcher at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, implementing a fast depth perception algorithm, based on disparity maps, for humanoid robots using the iCub plaform, which at that time was still in its early stages (see paper).


My graduate studies included the "Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology" programme, from which I graduated with a Master's Thesis on 'Multi-Robot Cooperation in Space Applications' at the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) in Finland.

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SpaceMaster Global Partnership

I had the great opportunity to work for almost 4 months at the Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory of the University of Tokyo, Japan. The first year of my studies was splite semester was split between Würzburg, Germany (JMUW) and the Kiruna Space Campus in northern Sweden.

TU Wien (Vienna UT)

I received my Bachelor of Science from the Vienna University of Technology (TU) in Software Engineering with for my BSc thesis about Processing and programming done at the DECO research team. I am still enrolled as a student (on leave) in the Computational Intelligence MSc programme at the TU.

Curriculum Vitae


My Curriculum Vitae can be downloaded here. You can also checkout my LinkedIn profile!

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More information about my studies at various universities and for multiple degrees, as well as, my attendance of extra courses, workshops and summer schools can be found here.


A list of my publications, in chronological order, can be found here. Most of them are related to my projects listed here.


  • Guest Lecture and Workshop on Space Robotics, SEB104 Grand Challenges in Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (undergrad Semester 1, 2015)
  • Guest Presentation in the IFB101 Impact of IT course at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (undergrad Semester 1, 2015)
  • Teaching assistant for the Systems Programming course and lab offered at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013)
  • Guest lectures in the Robotics course at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) (Spring 2012, Sprint 2013)
  • Assisting with the Robotics lectures at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) (Spring 2011)
  • I was an assistant for the "User Interface Design" and "Usability Engineering" courses at the DECO laboratory of the TU Wien (2006-2007)


The SpaceMaster Robotics Team website, which was started by David and me as team-members, is also hosted here. SMRT is a student team participating in various competitions, workshops and conferences.

My soup, a microblog can be found here! I am also running a small blog with (hopefully) relevant posts about my projects, the research related or just general musings about being a researcher/PhD student.

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