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 […]
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Katrina Lo Surdo
Meet Katrina Lo Surdo - she's an Electrical and Computer Engineer in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO's Data61 and is a crucial member of our DARPA team, where she develops hardware and assists with the power and emergency stop circuitry for two robotic platforms.
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.
Australian Droid and Robot joins the Early Adopters Program
Since its launch late last year, the Early Adopters Program has been enabling Australian companies to trial and build upon low risk, affordable and […]
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.
Q&A with the team behind the award-winning PaintCloud
The pandemic has reinforced the critical need for businesses to enable their employees to work efficiently outside of the conventional […]
The Early Adopters Program
CSIRO's Data61’s Early Adopter Program (EAP) makes low risk, affordable and customisable technologies available for Australian companies to trial and build upon, for use in potentially improving production efficiency and building new competitive advantages or markets. What makes the EAP program unique is its focus on providing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to deliver production efficiency enhancements for businesses in a range of industries.
Designing robots to detect and deactivate landmines
There have been 122,000 landmine casualties since global tracking began in 1999, with 25% occurring between 2015 to 2018 and a substantial percentage children. Demining […]