MTAiQ Attend the Launch of CSIRO Data61’s new Robotics Innovation Centre

CSIRO’s Data61 announced this week the opening of its new Robotics Innovation Centre in Queensland, a purpose-built research facility for robotics and autonomous systems. CSIRO’s Data61 is one of the global leaders in the field, with capabilities extending to unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles.

The innovation team from MTAiQ were privileged to attend the launch, particularly as those technologies link to MTA Queensland members in the agricultural division.

Adrian Turner, CEO at CSIRO’s Data61, said that, “The Robotics Innovation Centre combines internationally recognised robotics and machine learning research with deep domain expertise from CSIRO providing unique collaboration opportunities for industry, government and academia. Robotics and autonomous systems technologies, underpinned by machine learning and artificial intelligence, will unlock new value in all manner of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare and mining.”

Dr Sue Keay was recently appointed to lead Data61’s cyber-physical systems research program. Sue is a guest panellist for MTA Queensland’s upcoming Carmageddon: New World Mobility event and she developed Australia’s first Robotics Roadmap while at QUT’s Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

Sue said, “CSIRO’s Data61 600-square-metre facility would enhance their world-class research capabilities. The Centre expands our research infrastructure to develop highly autonomous robotics systems that can interact safely and seamlessly, connecting the digital world with humans in various environments. This research has immense potential to transform and create new industries. The work we are doing here at Data61 will have significant social, economic and environmental benefits for Australia and globally.”

Data61’s robotics infrastructure, hosted by the Robotics and Autonomous Systems group, is open for industry use and collaborative projects.


14 March 2019


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