Trackside Robotic Devices
This project aims to develop a proof-of-concept remotely deployed track isolation/protection solution.
Such a device would have the capability to be deployed from a safe space within the rail corridor, navigate into the danger zone and isolate or protect an area of rail without human intervention.
This process removes the need for personnel to enter the danger zone before isolation has occurred, reducing risk for personnel working within the corridor.
Additionally, this pilot study will develop transferable technology, enabling future technologies such as autonomous inspection. This development has the prospect of improving the long-term efficiency of Australian rail operations.