Department of Computing initiatives
The Intelligent Robotics Group at the Department of Computing is taking the lead in establishing the Open Academic Robot Kit, a common set of parts, specifications and software to catalyse the design, construction, dissemination and re-use of robots in an academic and research environment. See http://www.oarkit.org/ for details.
The Department of Computing, along with the Perth Artifactory, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology and other international partners, hosted the 2014 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Response Robotics Summer School and Workshop from the 27th to the 30th of September! See http://www.responserobotics.org/ for details.
Intelligent Robotics Group personnel are part of the Organising Committee of the international RoboCup Rescue Robot League competition, a league of teams working together to advance the state of response robotics worldwide. We are piloting the Confined Space Challenge, a sub-competition designed to lower the barrier of entry into interesting response robotics research and to bridge the gap between RoboCup Junior Rescue and the RoboCupRescue Robot League. See http://www.responserobotics.org/csc for details.
The Intelligent Robotics Group at the Department of Computing is collaborating with the Alternate Anatomies Lab at the School of Design and Art on an art performances involving robots alongside human performers! Watch this space for further details.