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New Uni of Adelaide defence R&D centre calls applications for robotic and autonomous systems R&D

A DST Group researcher with a team of Autononous Unmanned Ground Vehicles and an Unmanned Air Vehicle. Photo© Commonwealth of Australia. Source: Department of Defence

The University of Adelaide’s new Centre for Advanced Defence Research in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CADR-RAS) has invited applications for funding for R&D projects that address one or more of three research questions.

Applications close 17:00 ACST 21/06/2022.

The three research questions are:

  • How does one ensure robust performance of an (adaptive) autonomous system or system of such autonomous systems in spite of environmental uncertainty and deliberate attack?
  • How do members of a Multi Agent System (MAS) represent and communicate their capabilities, goals and behavioural itent to one another and, considering this, create appropriate composite behaviour (of the MAS )understanding the impact of their actions upon others?
  • How do agents in a multi-agent heterogeneous systems work together to fuse data and information about the world, contextual knowledge and their own hypotheses and/or intentions to produce cohesive/coherent behaviour in dynamic, disrupted contexts?

The CADR-RAS forms part of the University’s Defence, Research and Innovation centre and is also part of DST Group’s Defence Science Partnerships Program.  Its objectives are to: respond to Land Domains’ capability and operational research requirements in relation to robotics and autonomous systems (RAS); develop deep understanding of autonomy; build prototype capabilities in the field of RAS; and translate evolving capability to operations.

With a total funding pool of $1.8 million, this first funding round is seeking responses from researchers from Australian Universities to three research questions.

Further information on eligibility and grant guidelines can be found in the application form .

Please contact Centre Manager, Carolyn Ramsey, with any questions.

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