The UAV Challenge was co-founded and is co-organised by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and CSIRO. Without the constant support of QUT, the UAV Challenge would not be the success it is today.
QUT is the headquarters of The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and this year the Centre is supporting the UAV Challenge events from QUT.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision leads the world in the new discipline of robotic vision, applying computer vision to robotics. While robotics is about machines that interact with the physical world, computer vision is about analysing and understanding the world through images. Robotic Vision expands the capabilities of robots, allowing them to see and understand the world in which they are working. We believe it is the key technology that will allow robotics to change the way we live and work.
The Centre is already looking to apply it’s technologies to solve real challenges in the monitoring and protection of the natural and built environments, the provision of healthcare in hospitals and in the home, sustainable food production, and efficiently harnessing our natural resources.