CSIRO Team Representing Australia in the Equivalent of an Olympic Finals for Robotics

September 10th, 2021

Experts from around the world have spent the past three years pushing the boundaries of autonomous robotic technology to map, navigate and search environments as part of the Subterranean challenge, run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). With teams eliminated from the competition each year, only eight remain to contest in the DARPA SubT Challenge final event scheduled for 21-24 September in Louisville, KY, USA.

Breakthroughs discovered through the DARPA Challenge have the potential to push real-world applications forward, including improving safety and enhanced efficiency in local mining sectors, and promising significant potential in agriculture and manufacturing.

Though based in Australia for the competition, CSIRO’s Australian team members will appear at the event via telepresence. US-based representatives and partners Emesent and Georgia Tech will be on the ground.

See full CSIRO media release is here.