Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV)
ACRV is working to allow robots to see, to understand their environment using the sense of vision. The Centre is delivering the breakthrough science and technologies to create a new generation of robots that can visually sense and understand complex and unstructured real-world environments. The Centre has already created an underwater robot that culls crown of thorns starfish – addressing an impending ecological crisis, without the cost and risk involved in using human divers; created an agricultural robot that can see the difference between weeds and crops and apply the correct dose of the correct herbicide precisely on the weed – potentially reducing herbicide usage by 70%; and created a fruit picking robot that picks the right fruit the right way every time 24×7.
Key science sectors
- Advanced manufacturing
- Defence, aviation and space
- Environment and nature
- Food and agriculture
- Health and medical
- ICT and multimedia
- Life sciences
Strengths and capabilities
- Machine learning techniques for application to robotic vision
- Scene understanding for robotic vision
- Knowledge representations and visual question answering (VQA) applied to robotics
- Understanding of human activities and intent
Number of research staff
20-100 research staff
S Block, Level 11, QUT Gardens Point, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Australian Research Centre of Excellence – Headquarters
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