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.
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims to develop smart “inside-able” materials that are personalised to develop superior health and performance outcomes. Can you imagine a future where you wake up feeling your best and ready to tackle the new day knowing that your nutritional needs are met? Our scientists and engineers at […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims 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. About 1/3 of produced food is wasted, contributing […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed focuses on automatically designing robots, or robot components, with certain desired physical properties that are derived from the environments in which they function. It is poised to solve the problem of “Task-based design” – the notion that bespoke, specialized parts are often higher-performing than common-off-the-shelf options when opeating […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims to address fundamental challenges in the design, materials and functional properties to develop field robots with changing morphology and transport modalities. Accessing complex environments require a robot capable of morphing its shape and/or it properties making “Morphing” a key capability of the next generation of field robots. […]
Test Bed Vision: “To ultimately save lives by creating innovative solutions that assist Search and Rescue Teams in missions after natural disasters that hit Australia and the World” Natural disasters often come unexpectedly with no or very little notice. When they hit, consequences to human life can be catastrophic not only due to their prompt […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims to develop novel monitoring and response technologies for coral reefs, based on our expertise in advanced materials, sensors, and autonomous robotics. We want to achieve our goals through close collaboration with internal and external partners working in the marine environment, to facilitate our detailed understanding of the […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims to develop the next generation of technologies in smart water systems bringing together nano sensing, active materials and data analytics. With over $150 billion in assets and $15 billion in revenue water is a key part of the Australian infrastructure plan. Planning for the effective response to […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims to increase the application, reliability and predictability of additive manufacturing focusing on the additive manufacturing of metals, polymers and ceramics. This will be done by improving the monitoring and modelling of the additive manufacturing process. This will require the development of new sensing technologies that can […]
Test Bed Vision: This research test bed aims to explore how a diverse range of processes can move towards intense, safe, economic and clean chemical processing. The chemical processes that are currently being explored include high temperature processing (molten salts), flow chemistry and electrochemistry (synthesis, separations, purification, waste treatment), gas-phase synthesis and polymerisation. Emphasis will […]