Charles Darwin University (CDU) opens the first research and training centre for drones in the Northern Territory.

The University will maintain leadership in revolutionary technologies like drones in North Australia and across the Asia Pacific region with the establishment of the North Australia Centre for Autonomous Systems (NACAS).

These machines and their associated artificial intelligence will play a key role in logistic supply chains, and the monitoring and surveillance for a broad range of industries and sectors relevant to Northern Australia including:

  • Border security,
  • Agriculture
  • Fisheries,
  • Emergency and disaster planning,
  • Resource extraction, and energy and
  • Health care

Centre Director Professor Hamish Campbell said demand for unmanned Autonomous System based services is set to grow exponentially over the coming decade. 

“Charles Darwin University’s strategic location and immediate proximity to uncluttered air space has made it a key partner for government and industry in the…