Dr. Charlotte Sennersten

Dr. Charlotte Sennersten is a researcher in the Robot Systems and 3D Systems teams at CSIRO Data 61 in Australia, Tasmania.  She has a PhD in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Cognitive Science. She is currently working on flying multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in underground mines, using the ACT-R cognitive architecture for high level autonomous decisions and operator support. The test site for this work is an old area of an active mine 500 meters down underground. ACT-R can fly autonomously, semi autonomously and the UAV can also be flown manually. A main of concern in this work is operating the vehicle Beyond Line of Sight in a highly confined environment. Underground flight is replicated in a 3D engine that simulates the vehicle operation either in a stand-alone mode or in real time to create a virtual reconstruction of the physical vehicle in operation.