ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems
Funding: 2003: $500,000
Project Member(s): Dissanayake, G.
Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Centre of Excellence Node)
Start year: 2003
Summary: Autonomous systems represent the next great step in the fusion of machines, computers, sensors and software to create robots capable of rich, cooperative interactions with the real world. The Centre brings together the existing ARC Key Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney, the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales, and the Mechatronics and Intelligent Systems Group at the University of Technology, Sydney. Working together, the teams will undertake innovative fundamental research and persuasive experimental demonstrations of complete autonomous systems, involving many agents interacting, cooperating and working towards a common goal. The themes interact and are brought together in two demonstrations, one focussed on the built environment and the other the natural outdoor environment. The Centre will broaden and deepen its already extensive industry links with the strategic aim of establishing a vibrant new autonomous system industry in Australia. To support this, the Centre will provide a large and vigorous program of education and training in schools and universities and will provide specialist courses for researchers and industry.
FOR Codes: Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics), Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified, Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics, Industrial Machinery and Equipment