Our partners

From collaboration within Data61 to several cross-CSIRO joint projects and collaboration, our partners span the globe across industries, academia and research institutions.

Within Data61, the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group works very closely with the:

  • Distributed Sensor Systems (DSS) Group (with whom we have several joint projects)
  • Communications Systems Group
  • Signal and Image Processing Group
  • Microsensing Team
  • Computer Vision Group

Across CSIRO, over the last five years we have had strong collaborations and multiple joint projects with the following business units:

  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Minerals
  • Oceans and Atmosphere

  • Land&Water
  • Energy
  • Health and Biosecurity

We are one of the founder members of the Sixth Wave Alliance, an Australian robotics alliance created to integrate all the key robotics research organisations and industry partners in Australia, providing a framework to enable a high level of R&D collaboration among the partner institutions, leveraging existing programs and investments.


The Group is currently (and have been historically) highly diversified in external engagements, with clients from multiple industries including manufacturing, agriculture, mining, biosecurity, biodiversity, oceanographic research, and scientific data acquisition.

Boeing and GeoSLAM are the two largest customers, with Boeing officially becoming a partner in 2011 and the engagement is focused on improving situational awareness in the factory. GeoSLAM is a UK based company that commercialises our Group’s mapping technology.

Several other partners play a crucial role on the work that we do and have done in the recent past.

Academic & Research Institutions

The Group has also engaged with multiple high profile academic and research institutions across the globe. Only in the last five years (2012-2017) we have had joint publications or joint research supervision with more than 15 Australian and over 20 international universities and organisations.

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GeoslamETH ZurichAustralian Government Department of Defence - Science and TechnologyUNSW CanberraThe University of QueenslandQUTWoodsideInstituo de Desenvolvimento Sestentavel MamirauaColorado State UniversityTechnische Universitat DarmstadtUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisUniversita Degli Studi Di Trento - Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienza dell'Informazionemolten-labsVrije Universiteit AmsterdamHort InnovationWine Australia