A Drone that rolls and flies

October 2nd, 2018

Project description

CSIRO owns a quadrotor platform that can fly, but is also capable of rolling on the floor using a ball bearing when the motor outputs are limited.

We need a motivated student to complete the integration of an autopilot into the platform, and perform some controller tuning and basic flight tests to ascertain its performance.

This is an opportunity for undergraduate students required to complete a placement or Thesis Project as a component of their tertiary study to immerse themselves in an innovative environment to gain valuable skills and experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

This placement is up to 3 months in duration and it provides you with access to our leading scientists and mentors, real life experience working in the robotics area while completing a component of your tertiary study.

Requirements and eligibility

We expect to see a record of a satisfactory academic standard, and if applications are from overseas, be assured that students have sufficient funds to cover their travel and living costs whilst in Australia. It is recommended that international applicants view the Australian Government website ‘Study in Australia’.

Required skills: Mechatronics and some programming.

How to apply

Industrial internships are not part of a formal program so to apply please contact Dr David Howard via david.howard@csiro.au to discuss your interest.

Please supply the following information and documentation at time of contact for your application to be considered:

  • a current c.v.
  • details of grades or an academic transcript
  • the degree you are enrolled in
  • number of years completed


Dr David Howard via david.howard@csiro.au.

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