What's new at the ACFR?

  • Congratulations to Professor Stefan Williams on being appointed the next Head of School for Aerospace, Mechatronic and Mechanical Engineering. His appointment will formally begin in 2016. [November 3, 2015]
  • RIPPA makes the news on WIN TV. [October 22, 2015]
  • Congratulations to Salah Sukkarieh on being elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. This is in recognition of Salah's significant contributions in robotics and intelligent systems in areas ranging from woody weed wackers to flight path planning, and many others. [October 15, 2015]
  • Join The Warren Centre and Professor Sukkarieh on 17th November for an exciting briefing on how new robotics technology will affect all aspects of our lives, from the food we eat, to the imported goods we buy, to the planes we catch. Follow the link for more details.
  • RoboLeague - a 50 minute documentary that follows five FIRST Robotics Competition teams as they strive for glory at the 2015 FIRST Championship! [September 30, 2015]
  • 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.