The facility will scale up the manufacturing of Advanced Navigation’s AI navigation systems for GPS-denied environments, including its digital fibre-optic gyroscope technology, Boreas. This technology allows reliable navigation for marine vessels, space missions, aerospace, defence, autonomous vehicles and flying taxis.
“UTS is pleased to be working with Advanced Navigation to tap into critical growth areas, including AI, robotics and space technologies,” said Professor Andrew Parfitt, Vice-Chancellor and President of UTS.
“The collaboration between UTS’s global research leaders in autonomous systems technology and Advanced Navigation’s exceptional team of scientists and engineers, utilising UTS Tech Lab’s cutting-edge facilities, highlights our commitment to developing sovereign capabilities for defence and space.”
In addition to the manufacturing capability, the facility will be home to extensive research collaborations between Advanced Navigation and the UTS, appealing to the government’s ongoing commitment towards building a STEM workforce. It is planned to drive employment in robotics, manufacturing, photonics, mechatronics and mechanical engineering and other fields.
“Our new facility will help drive rapid growth in Australia’s STEM industry. Determined to be the catalyst of the autonomy revolution, we are commercialising technologies that are key to addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges,” said Chris Shaw, Advanced Navigation CEO and co-founder.
“We are honoured to partner with UTS, who has a reputation for supporting multidisciplinary research and opening access to next-generation technologies.”
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