The human central nervous systems provide us with the first hint that we’re not well. Now, UNSW Canberra researchers are one step closer to developing aircraft that can ‘feel’ with similar sensory perception.
Plastic is an extraordinary product. Invented in the latter years of the 19th century, plastic, originally made from a combination of natural polymers, was designed to replace the ivory in billiard balls.
An international study, led by researchers from UNSW Canberra, has discovered the secret of bumblebees’ self-aware dexterous flight, that could have applications for the next generation of drones and autonomous vehicles.
“My research focuses on combining human intelligence with artificial intelligence. It's based on the idea that humans and machines have astonishing capabilities, but they also have critical limitations.”
The Two-Stage Light Gas Gun is one of the University's flagship pieces of equipment. It is versatile, boasting three different firing configurations to suit the needs of most high-velocity impact experiment.
The T-ADFA facility is an Australian-developed experimental device capable of generating flows with the speed of up to 12 times the speed of sound at temperatures that can simulate Earth entry conditions and hypersonic air-breathing flight. This facility also has developed state-of-the-art laser-
The Supersonic Wind Tunnel and Shock Tube Laboratory houses a Mach 2 to 3 blowdown supersonic tunnel and two shock tube facilities for steady and non-steady high-speed flow experiments. All three facilities are used for the investigation of steady and non-steady high-speed flows.
The Indoor Robotics Flight Test Facility is a large netted area (10m x 10m x 4m) used for testing robots indoors. The laboratory is equipped with a 20 camera motion capture system that tracks the position and orientation of multiple robots at speeds up to 200 times per second.