Autonomous vehicles

QUT leads research and policy development in autonomous vehicles across the transport, defence, mining and agricultural sectors.
We particularly specialize in technological capabilities around positioning systems for GPS- and communication-denied environments, visual intelligence systems including advanced terrain traversability analysis and full autonomy stack development.


Rheinmetall Defence Australia: Advanced Terrain Detection (ATD)

We're solving complex developmental problems related to autonomous driving, to help deliver game-changing autonomous vehicle technologies in Australia.

[COMPLETED] How automated vehicles will interact with road infrastructure

QUT researchers who took an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system on a south-east Queensland road trip have identified the key role high-definition annotated maps will likely play in autonomous driving on Australian roads.

Automation-enabling positioning for underground mining

Advance Queensland Innovation Partnership, Caterpillar, Mining3

The project offers potential solutions to the challenge of accurately estimating the position of vehicles in underground mining environments.

Mini Autonomous Vehicles

01/03/2017 - Ongoing

QUT has led development of a fleet of miniature autonomous vehicles as part of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

AgBot II

Funded by Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Meet AgBot II, a new generation tool for robotic site-specific crop and weed management.