ICRA2018 Technical Site Tour
ICRA2018 Technical Site Tour: CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) Labs
Date: 21 May 2018
Time: 9:00am departure from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and return for arrival at approximately 12:30pm back to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Location: Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT), Pullenvale, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Description: The technical tour to the CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) in Pullenvale will consist of visits to the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group, The Distributed Sensing Systems Group as well as the Remote Management Centre.
The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO is one of the leading robotics research groups in the world conducting foundational and applied research for a broad range of domains. These include agriculture, advanced manufacturing, mining, biodiversity and biosecurity, environmental research and monitoring, cultural heritage and online learning. The group has a long track record on field robotics applications and is a pioneer in mobile Lidar based 3D SLAM technology. The Group has approximately 40 researchers and engineers along with extensive laboratory facilities and research equipment.
The Distributed Sensing Systems Group is one of the leading large-scale sensing groups in the world focusing on sustainable data acquisition from wireless sensors distributed over large spatial scales. It involves data captured from sensors through every day devices, such as mobile or smart phone, and purpose-built devices for data collection from the natural or built environments. Technologies developed by the DSS Group have been deployed at continental scale in Australia, and across six continents on a broad range of environmental, agricultural, and industrial applications.
The Remote Management Centre (RMC) is a visualization laboratory focusing on improving safety, productivity and sustainability by applying tele-technologies in the areas of operation, supervision, collaboration and assistance. The application of these technologies involves fundamental and applied research into Human Systems Integrations (HSI). The lab features a 6m cylindrical display system, a 4m dome display system, a 10-channel spatial sound system and many other immersive Mixed, Augmented and Virtual Reality devices.
The tour will give you an opportunity to see robots, sensing and visualization technologies in action as well as get a good understanding about the technologies underpinning them through a series of demos and displays.