Our research provides intelligent ways of dealing with big data from space and automated systems for autonomous remote operations.
Our data intensive astronomy (DIA) research group, led by Professor Andreas Wicenec, brings a unique mixture of internationally recognised expertise in space-relevant computer science topics, including:
Our space-relevant projects include:
Our robotics and automation lab, led by Professor Thomas Bräunl, has designed and built over 100 robots over the last two decades. We have built mobile robots from a small scale to full size cars and buses, and robots that drive, walk, sail, dive or fly.
Robot communication and control is a central topic of our work. We have designed and built web-based and app-based remote robot command and control systems. We combine the latest sensor technology in Lidars, cameras, IMUs and (when possible) RTK-enhanced GNSS.
We employ deep-learning AI technologies for end-to-end learning for autonomous driving and detection tasks. We aim to establish a command and control centre as well as a planetary rover testing ground similar to the 'Martian field' at NASA/JPL, Pasadena.
Testing a UWA-built robotic craft.