Outdoor litter collection

Cleanup Australia day in 2019 collected 17,000 ute loads of rubbish from rivers, parks, beaches, roadways and bushland.  Imagine a robot ground vehicle or boat that could identify litter, plan the motion of the robot so that it can pick up items in the right sequence so that it doesn’t have to stop, while also navigating obstacles in the environment. This is a challenging problem in perception, dynamic path planning and control.

Looking for candidates with some or all of the following experience: robot arm kinematics and dynamics, mobile robotics, path planning for redundant robots, computer vision, deep learning, hands-on mechatronic design, simulation and coding.

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