This page provides news on the RMIT UAS Research Team, information on UAS conferences, and industry activities.
Hate flying in turbulent weather? Well RUASRT researchers have developed a new technology that may make spilt drinks and airsick bags a thing of past! Today, RUASRT announces the successful … Continue reading
23-July-14 RMIT researchers have been supporting a Parliamentary “Inquiry into drones and the regulation of air safety and privacy”, House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs. The final … Continue reading
26-May-14 Whilst doing some slope soaring last week, RUASRT postgraduate and undergraduate students encountered a Wedge-Tailed Eagle. The Eagle made short work of the Alula aircraft, which is manufactured out of light weight foam. Check out the great video below.
The flights were being conducted as part of RMIT research into bio-inspired autonomous aircraft capable of saving energy by “surfing” wind currents. More information on this project here. Credit for the footage goes to Mr Abdulghani Mohamed, Ms Kiros Lim and Mr Chung Leung.
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26-May-14 RUASRT lead researcher Dr Reece Clothier has been interviewed by Jordan Chong for an article by Australian Aviation on CASA’s proposed regulations for civil unmanned aircraft systems (read more about … Continue reading
22-May-14 RUASRT to develop prototype UAS Safety Assurance System. Working in collaboration with Flight Data Systems and its research division UAV Australia, the RUASRT is undertaking the engineering analysis, research, preliminary … Continue reading
21-May-14 RUASRT is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr Sridhar Ravi who joins us from the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB), Harvard University. Dr Ravi’s expertise is … Continue reading
15 May 14 – The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) for the regulation of civil unmanned aircraft in Australia. The NPRM is open … Continue reading
13-May-14 RUASRT researchers, working in partnership with Northrop Grumman Australia, are exploring some of the key challenges in the airworthiness certification of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The … Continue reading
7-April -14 RUASRT announced today that is undertaking research in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to develop an unmanned aircraft that is capable of soaring like … Continue reading