RapidAIM startup launched! New insect-monitoring technology startup RapidAIM is receiving a $1.25M boost to protect Australia from the world’s biggest biosecurity barrier to trade: the fruit fly, which costs Australia more than $300 million every year. Founded by researchers from Australia’s national science agency CSIRO Dr Nancy Schellhorn, Darren Moore, and Laura Jones, RapidAIM provides […]
Aims and Scope This workshop focuses on technologies that allow robots to be designed by software. This workshop aims to generate discussion into the design of bespoke specialized robotic systems that are poised to provide superior performance compared to currently-available options. In such an approach, robots may optimize their hardware (morphologies, sensor/actuator configurations, and the […]
Gizmo: A versatile hexapod for confined space inspection and education Building upon our legged robot expertise developed over a number of years, we introduce Gizmo, our latest and smallest member of the Syropod family. Gizmo has been designed with state of the art servo motors to be compact yet strong enough to carry a payload […]
Zee is a prototype hexapod robot equipped with a streaming camera sensor and a real-time 3D scanning Lidar. This robot can be operated with a standard tablet or smartphone.
Multilegged Autonomous eXplorer (MAX), is an ultralight, six-legged robot for traversal and exploration of challenging indoor and outdoor environments.
Due to their morphologies, legged robots are ideal platforms for investigating biologically-inspired approaches to control and navigation.
We are using elastic joints to make our legged robots highly flexible.
The effectiveness of a legged robot’s gait is highly dependent on the ground cover of the terrain the robot is traversing. It is therefore advantageous for a legged robot to adapt its behaviour to suit the environment.
We introduce a novel hexapod robot, Weaver, which has five joints per leg and 30 degrees of freedom overall.
Driverless Utility Vehicles We have been developing Autonomous Ground Vehicles that are able to be used for driverless navigation, mapping, scene understanding and manipulation of loads and objects. This can be done in industrial, urban or natural environments. This area of research focuses on the combination of localization and mapping methods, motion planning, obstacle detection, obstacle avoidance and situation […]