Amazon 360: testing self-navigation in a novel landscape
The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO’s Data 61 is one of the leading robotics research groups in the world. It develops foundational and applied research for a broad range of domains including; agriculture, advanced manufacturing, mining, biodiversity and biosecurity, environmental research and monitoring, cultural heritage and online learning.
At D61+ Live, our annual premier tech showcase in Brisbane, September 18-19, the team will be running an exciting booth. It’ll have plenty of robotic devices including: world-leading 3D Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping systems (SLAM), stationary and moving legged robots, autonomous ground vehicles such as ‘Gator’ and drone technology.
Recently, members of our robotics team travelled to the Amazon rainforest to test a network of sensors, alongside a new autonomous legged robot. This robot was being trialled to see if it could navigate tricky terrain without direct guidance from an operator.
We got our hands on their testing footage, and we’ve put together a quick show-reel of clips from their science adventure. We’ll post more down the line – for now, make sure you register for D61+ Live to see our robotics IRL