Advanced Navigation Opens AI Robotics Facility In Australia

Advanced Navigation has inaugurated a state-of-the-art robotics facility specializing in autonomous systems.

Advanced Navigation Opens AI Robotics Facility In Australia

Advanced Navigation, a trailblazer in artificial intelligence (AI) applied to robotic and navigation technologies, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art robotics facility specializing in autonomous systems.

Situated at the UTS Tech Lab in Botany, New South Wales, the robotics facility is set to advance the production of Advanced Navigation’s groundbreaking AI navigation systems tailored for GPS-denied environments, including their pioneering digital fiber-optic gyroscope (DFOG) technology, Boreas.

Distinguished as one of only four companies globally equipped to manufacture strategic-grade fiber-optic gyroscopes, Advanced Navigation’s technology promises reliable navigation solutions for an array of applications, spanning marine vessels, space missions, aerospace endeavors, defense operations, autonomous vehicles, and even aerial taxis. By leveraging unique AI-driven physics algorithms, the company tackles intricate challenges both on Earth and beyond.

Xavier Orr, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Navigation, emphasized the imperative to enhance Australia’s economic complexity and sovereign capabilities. He underscored the need to bolster industrial capacity in high-tech sectors while fostering collaboration between government entities, educational institutions, and industry pioneers.

The facility adopts a vertical integration framework, incorporating cutting-edge equipment and automated manufacturing processes driven by machine learning. This ensures the production of navigation systems that are not only reliable but also durable and of superior quality.

In addition to its manufacturing capacity, the facility will serve as a hub for extensive research partnerships between Advanced Navigation and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). This collaboration aims to expedite the commercialization of several socially impactful technologies, including:

LiDAV System:

This system provides precise three-dimensional velocity and altitude data relative to lunar surfaces, facilitating intricate autonomous landing procedures and enabling confident lunar exploration. It is slated for deployment on Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

Cloud Ground Control:

A revolutionary cloud-based solution enabling remote command and control of a fleet of unmanned vehicles across air, land, and sea. It offers real-time video feed, telemetry, and streamlined data management, enhancing situational awareness in search and rescue, emergency response, and disaster relief operations.

Guidance for Visually Impaired Passengers:

Developed under the NSW Small Business Innovation and Research program, this indoor positioning technology aids visually impaired individuals in navigating safely within underground train stations.

The facility aligns with the Federal Government’s sustained commitment to nurturing a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. It is poised to drive employment opportunities in fields such as robotics, manufacturing, photonics, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and more.

Chris Shaw, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Navigation, expressed their dedication to catalyzing the autonomy revolution and commercializing technologies pivotal in addressing global challenges. He praised the partnership with UTS for its support of multidisciplinary research and provision of access to next-generation technologies.