QUT leads research and development for a range in a range of defence sectors including autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles, with past and present partners including Rheinmetall Defence Australia, Boeing and AOS Group. 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.


US Air Force / AOARD: An infinitely scalable learning and recognition network

09/01/2016 - 09/01/2020

By creating better neural networks, we can ensure that we don't need massive amounts of data or computation to make robots

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.

AUSMURI: Neuro-Autonomy: Neuroscience-Inspired Perception, Navigation, and Spatial Awareness for Autonomous Robots

09/01/2019 - 09/01/2024

State-of-the-art Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are trained for specific, well-structured environments and, in general, would fail to operate in unstructured or novel settings. This project aims at developing next-generation AVs, capable of learning and on-the-fly adaptation to environmental novelty.