When: Wednesday 21st of September, 1pm AEDT
Where: This seminar will be partially presented at the Rose Street Seminar area (J04) and partially online via Zoom, RSVP here.
Speaker: Dr Nathan Wallace
Title: Developing autonomous guidance, navigation and control systems for field robots
In this presentation, I will speak about my recent work in the guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of wheeled mobile field robots. This talk will open with a walkthrough of the engineering process involved in the design and development of the new robotic software stack built for use with our agriculture robot platforms. Following this, I will then discuss the recent research work conducted with this new system, including my work in intelligent sampling algorithms for lunar prospecting as part of the Drilling, Inference and Navigation for Geological Operations (DINGO) project for the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Demonstrator Feasibility initiative.
Nathan is currently working a research associate at the ACFR, following the completion of his PhD in Engineering at the centre in 2020. His research work focuses on the autonomous guidance, navigation and control of wheeled mobile robots in challenging off-road environments, which he has applied to the domains of agricultural automation, and more recently, space applications.