What's new at the ACFR?

  • Congratulations to Stefan Williams and Oscar Pizarro on their ARC Linkage grant success. Their project aims to develop novel acoustic communication schemes that will allow communication between a human operator and an underwater robot, exploiting developments in machine learning, network and communication theory. [July 14, 2015]
  • The Mars Lab - A short promotional video on the work ACFR have been doing on STEM and the Mars Rover for the past 3 years [June 11, 2015].
  • Congratulations to Mitchell Bryson for being awarded the Mid-Career Researcher Award for his project 'Visual, hyperspectral and thermal imaging fusion using low-cost sensors for agri-food applications.' This project will develop innovative low-cost solutions to acquiring and processing hyper spectral and thermal infrared imagery used for assessing agricultural crop biophysical parameters. The high-costs and/or lack of spatial/temporal resolution in existing techniques limit the use of this information in smallholder farming or farming operations in developing nations that face the largest challenges in meeting food production targets in the coming decades. Cutting-edge techniques in image processing, sensor fusion and machine learning will be used produce high-resolution maps using low-cost sensors from which agriculturally-relevant biophysical parameters such as biomass, productivity, water and nutrient stress of agricultural crops can be inferred [June 5, 2015].
  • ABC Rural article featuring the IEEE RAS Summer School on Agricultural Robotics (SSAR2015), including interview with organiser and presenter, Dr Robert Fitch.