21-10-2016 Agricultural robot Agbot II, designed and built by QUT with support from the Queensland Government, could save Australia’s farm sector $1.3 billion a year by reducing the costs of weeding crops by around 90 per cent.
Biosecurity threat, invasive pest starlings, monitoring collaboration for QUT and West Australian government
24-10-2016 - 25-02-2017 In an effort to prevent the spread of one of the world’s most invasive species, a $156,440 project by the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Food, in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and DKB Solutions, aims to refine starling surveillance activities throughout the Esperance region.Starlings could cause an estimated $42.8 million per year in damage to WA’s grain and horticulture industries.. In addition, starlings aggressively push native birds from their nests and cause damage to property, incurring costs for cleanup and the reestablishment of native birds.
21-10-2016 It’s the moment the Great Barrier Reef’s been waiting for – confirmation QUT’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) can help stop the reef’s most prolific pest, the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS).
19-10-2016 Local councils are testing a new tool for protecting their vulnerable koala populations – drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and backed by powerful statistical analysis.
Bright idea that’s streets ahead: Let’s switch over to LED street lights and save money & environment
18-10-2016 More and more of us are switching to LED bulbs in our homes – now a Queensland research team led by QUT scientists wants Australia’s street lights to be switched over to LEDs.
14-10-2016 A world-first, scientific voyage to study the air over the Great Barrier Reef aims to determine if coral creates rain.
06-10-2016 Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think. And you’ll have a Brisbane-based carbon chemist and engineer to thank for it.
04-10-2016 The world’s first robot built to control the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish could be transformed into a versatile robo reef protector thanks to the Google Impact Challenge Australia.