Last week, Reach Robotics welcomed researchers and industry partners of the Australian Robotic Inspection and Asset Management (ARIAM) Research Hub to our Sydney office. ARIAM is an Australian Research Council initiative facilitated by the University of Sydney, which aims to transform asset and infrastructure management through the development of intelligent robotic systems.

The ARIAM collaboration connects industry partners with research programs, bringing state-of-the-art technology into the field and bringing industry insights into the research community. Reach Robotics is working to advance our subsea perception and control technology through this partnership and to provide exciting research opportunities as a result.

The on-site event kicked off with talks about the ARIAM collaboration from Prof. Ian Manchester, Director of the Australian Centre for Robotics (ACFR) and Director of ARIAM Hub, as well as Prof. Stefan Williams, Director of the Digital Sciences Initiative at University of Sydney.

Reach Robotics senior engineer, Ben Steer presented our progress and challenges faced in developing perception and control systems for subsea intervention. Following this were talks from researchers Dr. Gideon Billings and Raghav Mishra about their current research areas and proposed future directions.

Overall, the successful event provided the opportunity for academia and industry to connect and discuss ground breaking solutions for real-world inspection and maintenance challenges. We look forward to attending and hosting more partner meetups in future with ARIAM Hub collaborators such as Thales, CSIRO, Hullbot, Advanced Navigation and Abyss.

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