A test bed is a platform for conducting rigorous, transparent, and replicable testing of scientific theories, computational tools, and new technologies. The term is used across many disciplines to describe experimental research and new product development platforms and environments.
AIM will focus its capability development and future science across 11 test beds that have been generated through a think tank, external partners and the OurCSIRO crowdsourcing platform. By focusing our scientific efforts in these 11 strategic test beds we aim to achieve greater impact from our research.
To explore how a diverse range of processes can move towards intense, safe, economic and clean chemical processing.
To autonomously design robots, or robot components, with certain desired physical properties that are derived from the environments in which they function.
To increase the application, reliability and predictability of additive manufacturing, focusing on the additive manufacturing of metals, polymers and ceramics.
To develop novel monitoring and response technologies for coral reefs, based on our expertise in advanced materials, sensors, and autonomous robotics.
To develop new strategies to avoid food loss from farm to retail by recovering and value adding to the edible portion of this loss to produce food ingredients/ products, which will enhance the sustainability of the food supply chain.
To contribute to a future where we can breathe safely, where ecosystems are not threatened by atmospheric emissions and where the quality of life is maintained for all without dangerous climatic change.