Archive 2012 - 2013

  • Congratulations to Daniel Wilson for winning the 2013 Simulink Student Challenge
  • Dr James Underwood is interviewed on ABC Radio National about robot design
  • Congratulations to Tariq Abuhashim for receiving a receiving a highly commend award in the Canon Extreme Imaging Competition, for his image 'Drone versus Swarm'
  • The ACFR appears on the ABC news in an article about robotic farming
  • Mechatronics students venture into space - see news articles 1 and 2
  • The ACFR leads the way on developing robots for use in farming and agriculture. See full article here
  • Congratulations to Michael Bewley for being awarded the best student paper prize at ACRA 2012 in Wellington for his paper entitled 'Automated species detection: An experimental approach to kelp detection from sea-floor AUV images'
  • Congratulations to Dr Fabio Ramos for being awarded the Faculty of Engineering & IT Dean’s Research Award
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Stefan Williams and Dr Oscar Pizarro for being awarded an LIEF grant for a project "Autonomous benthic observing system"
  • Congratulations to Dr Ian Manchester for being awarded an ARC Discovery grant for a project "Reliable and efficient algorithms for modelling dynamical systems from data"
  • Congratulations to Dr Fabio Ramos for being awarded an ARC Discovery grant for a project "Probabilistic graphical models for detecting outbreaks"
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Stefan Williams and his team for being awarded a grant from ANDS for a project on Marine Imagery. The project will develop tools applicable to the online and collaborative analysis marine imagery that will facilitate the timely delivery of standardized, quantitative estimates of ecologically relevant indicators.
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Stefan Williams and his team for being awarded a grant from NeCTAR for a project to develop eResearch tools that will provide access to and consistent methods for analysing imagery and video streams that support marine research across Australia
  • Congratulations to Professor Eduardo Nebot for being awarded an AusAid grant for a project "Enhanced Capacity for the Design and Deployment of New Technology for Increased Mining Safety in Latin America"
  • The ACFR has been awarded a grant from Horticulture Australia Limited for a project "Perception Systems for Tree Crops" which aims to develop new perception systems for robotic air and ground vehicles that will help identify and geo-reference individual fruit on various tree crops that will pave the way for autonomous harvesting in the farm of the future
  • THE ACFR has been awarded grants from Qantas for projects on predictive maintenance and future flight planning
  • Congratulations to Daniel Bongiorno, an ACFR Postgraduate Research Student, who has been awarded a Joint Research Engagement (JRE) Engineering Cadetship Grant in 2012.
  • Congratulations to Professor Salah Sukkarieh for being awarded a grant for "Space Robotics for Engineering Education" as part of the "Education 2020” program. Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Education 2020 is part of the National Broadband Network (NBN)-Enabled Education and Skills Services Program. The project will focus on building new space rovers, hooking them up to the NBN to allow remote control operation by high school students, and developing online engineering curriculum material about space robotics.
  • Congratulations to Chris Brunner, an ACFR postgraduate research student, for winning the AMME School award for Excellence in Tutoring
  • Congratulations to Tim Bailey and Gabriel Agamenoni for being awarded the Best Conference Paper at the International Conference on Information Fusion, for their paper 'On Conservative Fusion of Information with Unknown Non-Gaussian Dependence'
  • The ACFR features in an SBS programme on Artificial Irrelevance: Rise of the robots
  • Prof Eduardo Nebot explains what matters most
  • Robotics Science and Systems was held at the University of Sydney on 9-13 July 2012
  • Congratulations to Tim Bailey for winning the ICRA 2012 Best Reviewer Award
  • ACFR exhibits its perception research platform 'Shrimp' and prototype humanoid robot 'Diamandini' at TEDx Sydney 2012
  • Congratulations to Nasir Ahsan, an ACFR postgraduate student, who was awarded first prize at the IEEE Oceans student poster competition in Yeosu, Korea for his paper entitled 'Robust Broad-Scale Benthic Habitat Mapping when Training Data is Scarce'
  • The ACFR has new projects with Qantas related to fuel prediction and payload management.
  • The ACFR has been awarded a new project with Horticulture Australia for the development of sensing systems for on-farm mapping and yield estimation.
  • The ACFR was awarded a DEEDI project to look at classification of aerial imagery for the detection of fire ant mounds.
  • Congratulations to Dr Graham Brooker for being awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching 2012.
  • Congratulations to Dr Thierry Peynot for being awarded further funding from AFOSR/AOARD for his work in persistent perception. The project will focus on multi-modal sensing for reliable perception and diagnosis in UGVs.
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Mari Velonaki who has been appointed to the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council of the Arts
  • The January/February 2012 issue of the Journal of Field Robotics features an ACFR robot (The Argo) on the cover