Team CSIRO’s Data61 representing Australia in ‘robot Olympics’
Team CSIRO’s Data61 will represent Australia – and the Southern Hemisphere –in the ‘robot Olympics’ this month in the United States. Experts from around the world have spent the past three years pushing the boundaries of autonomous robotic technology to map, navigate and search environments as part of the Subterranean Challenge, run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Gizmo gives space scientists a leg up at new exhibition
Modelled off insects like ants and cockroaches, our hexapods are designed to go where no robot or human can easily […]
This shape-changing robot can adapt to any outdoor environment
Described as the ‘Swiss army knife’ of robots, DyRET (Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing) is thought to be the first quadruped that can morphologically adapt its structure insitu to efficiently traverse different outdoor environments. This novel capability could make DyRET a crucial tool in future search and rescue, monitoring and exploratory missions.
Exploring QLD caves autonomously with our robot fleet
While the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Subt-T Challenge might be postponed because of COVID-19, CSIRO’s Data61 Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group undertook a home-grown challenge of their own at the Chillagoe-Mungana Caves in North Queensland recently.
D61 robots navigate nuclear power plant in international challenge
Small passages, sharp turns, stairs, large drops and steep climbs – these are some of the obstacles CSIRO’s Data61 robotics […]