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ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems

Funding: 2003: $500,000
2004: $500,000
2005: $500,000
2006: $500,000
2007: $500,000
2008: $500,000
2009: $425,000
2010: $375,000

Project Member(s): Dissanayake, G.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Centres 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.


Huang, S & Dissanayake, G 2016, 'Robot Localization: An Introduction' in Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Wiley, USA, pp. 1-10.
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FOR Codes: Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics), Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified, Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics, Industrial Machinery and Equipment, Manufacturing robotics, Intelligent robotics, Engineering practice and education not elsewhere classified