The Autonomous Systems research group focuses on the development and deployment of intelligent systems for a wide range of navigation, inspection and monitoring applications.
Autonomous systems are a fast growing sector of Australian industry. Without those systems the service and manufacturing sectors in Australia, as a high wage country, would not survive.
In terms of navigation applications, our group has a number of substantial projects in collaboration with industry for both terrestrial and aerial systems.
The aim of the terrestrial activities is to build the foundations required to develop intelligent safety warning systems for mobile industrial platforms.
These systems are to prevent mobile industrial platforms from striking or crushing pedestrians and other objects.
Mobile industrial platforms come in various shapes and sizes. Some examples are forklifts, boom lifts, scissor lifts and ore drilling rigs for mining.
The aim of the aerial activities is to contribute to the realisation of a viable unmanned aircraft systems industry.
Australia is taking a leading role in the research and development of the technologies, procedures and regulations required for the safe and efficient integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into its airspace system.
In terms of inspection and monitoring applications, our group is also working with industry for development and deployment of autonomous systems.
Food production, and construction and building monitoring are the main target areas.
Development of intelligent sensors as well as intelligent enabling (e.g. unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs) platforms for inspection and monitoring are of our immediate targets.
For further information, please contact Professor Ali Bab-Hadiashar.
- Professor Ali Bab-Hadiashar
- Professor Simon Watkins
- Associate Professor Reza Hoseinnezhad
- Dr Milan Simic
- Dr Reece Clothier
- Dr Chow Yin Lai
Major externally funded projects.
- Multi-Object Estimation for Live Cell Microscopy. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2016.
- Visual intelligence for safe vehicle operation in industrial environment. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects 2016.
- Crowd Tracking and Visual Analytics for Rapidly Deployable Imaging Devices. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects 2016.
- Hybrid vehicle with thermal energy recovery system. Funded by: Defence Science Institute 2016.
- Educational Pathways Scholarships Program: Creating a Highly Skilled Meat Industry. Funded by the Australian Meat Processing Corporation 2016.
- Automated Visual Inspection and Preparation of Live Animals for Meat Processing. Funded by the Australian Meat Processing Corporation 2015.
- Swarming: micro-flight data capture and analysis in architectural design. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2015.
- Turbulence Mitigation for Aircraft in Urban Environments. Funded by: Air Force Defense Research Sciences Program 2015.
- Development of Machine Vision Technologies for Automated Activity Detection. Funded by: Research Connections 2015.
- A multi-disciplinary design approach to identify growth opportunities in 3D printing. Funded by: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources 2015.
- Integrating architectural, mathematical and computing knowledge to capture the dynamics of air in design. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2014.
- Improved image analysis: maximised statistical use of geometry/shape constraints. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2014.
- A stochastic geometric framework for Bayesian sensor array processing. Administered by Curtin University. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2014.
- Intelligent Collision Avoidance System for Mobile Industrial Platforms. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2013.