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Autonomous systems

The fusion of machines, computing, sensing and software to create intelligent systems capable of interacting with the complexities of the real world.

The area consists of a broad range of research activities into machine autonomy consisting of trusted decision making, autonomous systems and uncrewed autonomous platforms to undertake tasks that are too risky or too difficult for a crewed platform, reduce workload or provide operational flexibility.

Research consists of developing unique hardware platforms, algorithms for managing autonomous platforms and systems, human/uncrewed systems interface, machine learning and intelligent decision making, scalable and robust distributed networking and collaboration.

Autonomous systems research spans all warfare domains of air, land, maritime, space and cyber.

Key information

Areas of expertise:

  • Hydrodynamics
  • Structural mechanics
  • Signal and information processing
  • Robotics
  • Decision theory
  • Aerodynamics
  • Machine learning
  • Systems engineering and architectures
  • Sensor systems