Increasingly, autonomous systems are being networked together to provide greater impact through coordination in areas such as unmanned autonomous vehicles, manufacturing and future infrastructure.
- Distributed decision making
- Planning and scheduling
- Sensor fusion
- Networked dynamic systems
- Sensor and information processing
- Control system design and implementation
- Advanced sensor design for nano and micro sensors
- Robust communications and sensor networks
- Game theory
UAV swarms reduced costs and expand operational coverage
Rather than using a central command to control unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs), a swarm approach has been developed to create an autonomous multi-robot network.
Automated irrigation improves water productivity
The University of Melbourne has partnered with irrigation specialist Rubicon Water to automate the operation irrigation systems, developing commercial technology called Total Channel Control (TCC).
Smart home demonstrates AI algorithms ‘in the wild’
Using a smart home as a demonstration model, a methodology was established that allows an AI system to update the reasoning it uses to make decisions, incorporating previously unknown or novel situations.