Society is increasingly reliant on autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (RAS-AI). Along with changes to communication, mobility, and technology, RAS-AI in the land domain will bring many changes to the physical landscape and architecture of cities. Despite the physical limitations of current transport infrastructure, carriageway width and lane marking, there will be the capacity to […]
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With the surging use of highly automated remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and the prospect of ubiquitous drone-based delivery from the likes of Wing, Matternet, Flirtey and others, the question of how to perform air traffic management for drones, to prevent both unmanned-on-unmanned and unmanned-on-manned conflicts is a complicated one. It’s clear that there are […]
Authored by: Rain Liivoja, Eve Massingham, Tim McFarland and Simon McKenzie, University of Queensland The incorporation of autonomous functions in weapon systems has generated a robust ethical and legal debate. In this short piece, we outline the international law framework that applies to the use of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) to deliver force in an […]
In identifying the key disruptive technologies of the future, drones appear on most major industry assessments as a top disrupter. Around the world, countries are scrambling to lead these developments with Queensland and Australia leading innovators and investors in drones, robotics and autonomous systems. Applications for drones exist in industries such as offshore energy, defence […]
Joint media release, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC & Minister for Defence Industry, Senator the Hon Melissa Price New autonomous technologies will revolutionise mine clearance capability in operations close to shore through a new five-year, $15 million research and development project. The project is part of a new partnership between Defence, […]
As investment in AI robotics and autonomous systems ramps up, it is vital that these systems can be tested and assured to meet society’s expectations for their safety, trust and reliability. However, there are no established standards systems or formal comprehensive codes of practice to accredit unpiloted, unmanned autonomous systems. Operations are generally permissible only under highly conservative constraints, authorised as an exception […]
In response to the external review led by Prof Ian Chubb in February 2020 and in light of new growth in projects and funding, the Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Cooperative Research Centre is realigning key roles as the Centre expands. From 1 Jul 2020, Simon Ng will be Chief Engineer (CE) and Kate Devitt will be Chief Scientist (CS). Research leadership will continue with the triumvirate of Jason Scholz, Kate Devitt and Simon Ng—each bringing their unique and complimentary backgrounds and […]
The Advanced Queensland Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence CRC Fellowship program provides three year grants to the best researchers in Queensland, Australia, allowing them to pursue innovative and transformational research projects aimed at tackling open problems in AI and autonomy. The Centre grants, and the opportunity the Centre offers for its Fellows to engage directly with […]
Dear Readers, To ensure timely updates on Trusted Autonomous Systems work we are starting this Blog version of Game-Changer news for public information. Posts will generally be accompanied by Twitter @tasdcrc or LinkedIn TASDCRC releases. Given the nature of our Centre, bringing together Defence, Industry and Research for the benefit of the ADF we also […]