QUT Researchers leading major defence projects as part of Rheinmetall’s new research and technology program

QUT is leading major defence projects as part of Rheinmetall’s new research and technology program to develop advanced Australian-made robotics and automated vehicle technologies.

Under the Autonomous Combat Warrior (ACW) program, QUT researchers are working alongside Rheinmetall’s Australian, German and Canadian development teams, and research teams from Defence Science and Technology (DST) group, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

QUT and CSIRO teams will work together to develop systems that enable the new Army vehicles to autonomously detect and recognise soldier commands and traverse terrains to execute those commands.

The QUT research teams for ATD and VRS projects includes the following from the QUT Centre for Robotics: Associate Professor Thierry PeynotDistinguished Professor Peter Corke, Professor Michael MilfordDr Bilal Arain, Garima Samvedi, Melih Guenes Minareci and  Tim Hojnik,

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