The Sixth Wave Alliance (SWA) brings together Australian industry, research and government collaborators in order to promote and facilitate the adoption and creation of robotics and automation technology for the benefit of Australia.
SWA aims to integrate key robotics research organisations and industry partners in Australia, and provide a framework that enables a high level of R&D collaboration among the partner institutions, leveraging existing programs and investments. This allows the SWA to target large-scale, national problems of strategic and commercial relevance to Australia and internationally, far beyond what individual Robotics research groups in the country are able to achieve.
The term Robotics, in this context, is used in an encompassing sense and includes robotics-relevant areas in Computer and Machine Vision, Machine Learning and aspects of Artificial Intelligence.
SWA member organisations include CSIRO Data61, AlphaBeta, DIIS (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), METSIgnited, NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), Australian Centre for Robotic Vision / Queensland University of Technology, Australian Centre for Field Robotics / The University of Sydney , The University of Queensland and Woodside Energy Ltd.
Other entities interested in advancing Australia’s robotics opportunity are encouraged to join SWA, contact us to learn more.