Trusted Autonomous Systems CRC

Trusted Autonomous Systems is Australia’s first Defence Cooperative Research Centre, and is uniquely equipped to deliver world-leading autonomous and robotic technologies to enable trusted and effective cooperation between humans and machines. Our aim is to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industry.

RMIT University is an inaugural participating member of Trusted Autonomous Systems, and together with other inaugural participating members BAE Systems Australia, DefendTex and the Department of Defence, is developing the capacity of Australia’s defence industry to acquire, deploy and sustain the most advanced autonomous and robotic technology through:

  • delivering world-leading autonomous and robotic Defence technologies
  • building innovative IP through targeted research and technology programs
  • assisting Australian industry to develop new, improved and competitive autonomy technologies
  • evaluating the utility of autonomous systems through capability demonstrations

Our role

Specifically, Trusted Autonomous Systems aims to:

  • develop highly self-sufficient and survivable systems
  • develop highly self-determining and self-aware systems
  • develop human-autonomy systems that are human and context aware
  • increase the speed to reach a deployable state for trusted autonomous systems
  • increase the scalability and reduce the cost of autonomous systems technology solutions
  • educate in the ethics and legal aspects of autonomous systems
  • advocate and shape national policy and regulations  

Centre partners

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.