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Professor of Robotics; Director, WA Electric Vehicle Trial, The University of Western Australia

Thomas Braunl is Professor at the University of Western Australia, Perth, where he directs the Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV). He is Technical Director of the WA Electric Vehicle Trial and the leading chief investigator of the EV Recharging Project, which are both the first in Australia.

Professor Braunl received a Diploma in Informatics from Univ. Kaiserslautern (1986), an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (1987) and a PhD and Habilitation in Informatics from Univ. Stuttgart (1989, 1994).

He has worked in the past for BASF, Daimler and Univ. Stuttgart and has been a
Guest Professor at TU Munchen and Santa Clara University.

Professor Braunl's research interests include electric vehicles, robotics, vision, and concurrency. He is author of several research books and textbooks and has developed the EyeBot mobile robot family and the REV electric car series.


  • 1997–present
    Professor, UWA
  • 1989–1997
    Assoc. Professor, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany


  • 1994 
    Univ. Stuttgart, Habilitation in Informatics (Computer Eng.)
  • 1989 
    Univ. Stuttgart, PhD in Informatics (Computer Eng.)
  • 1987 
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Master of Science, Computer Science
  • 1986 
    Univ. Kaiserslautern, Germany, Diploma Informatics (M.Eng. Computer Eng.)