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California ‘dreamers’ win world’s biggest flying robot rescue mission

No-one ever said winning was going to be easy!For a group of Californian high school students today crowned champions of the world’s biggest airborne robotics challenge in the heart of rural Queensland – more than 7,000 miles from home – it meant the ultimate sacrifice. “We had to give up our summer vacation for this, but it was so worth it,” says Andrew Pulido, flanked by team mates Paula Sanchez and Mina Lee, on the winning team, aptly entitled Sky High.In cause for double celebration, the...

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No Ordinary Joe!

How one fair dinkum ‘dummy’ has transformed the future of flying rescue robots[Click here to download photos or watch video] “Outback Joe is one helluva dummy!” says Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Chief Investigator Jonathan Roberts; one of the brains behind ‘the dummy’ in the world’s biggest airborne robotics challenge set to touch down in rural Queensland next week (24-28 September). Aptly entitled the UAV Challenge, organised by QUT with the support of the Australian Centre for Roboti...

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Fantastic Bots and Where to Find Them!

Remember Cartman? Not US sitcom South Park’s most pugnacious character, but a super-savvy robot, built from scratch by an Australian Centre for Robotic Vision team, acing last year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan.Staking its claim as the only custom-built Cartesian robot at the global challenge – and packing a doubly powerful punch as the cheapest – Cartman knocked out 16 major academic and industry research teams from 10 countries to claim the $80,000USD first prize. The success story fe...

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