Tag: TAS

Zenoh Bridges gaps in Robotics applications

Feb 11, 2024 by Nic Gould

DefenceX personel recently met with key stakeholders in the Australian Army, to discuss the Generic Autonomous Robotic Systems Architecture, and demonstrate the application of a novel communications protocol for robotics applications. The ‘Zenoh’ protocol has recently been adopted by the Robot Operating System (ROS) as an approved middleware, allowing communication between different parts of the system. Zenoh offers pub/sub and storage/query protocols over local and distributed networks.

Existing middlewares such as Data Distribution Service (DDS) face limitations in certain applications such as swarming and remote command and control. Zenoh solves these issues, while still providing a fully compliant DDS bridge so existing DDS systems can be scaled to operate over the internet, satellite or radio.

During the demonstration, DefenceX operated a Turtlebot connected to office WiFi, over a private server in Sydney running Zenoh, controlled by a DDS command Centre running on the 5G mobile network.

This demonstrated the huge opportunity for the ADF to invest in scalable, remote robotics applications which can be deployed globally and operated locally. For more information on the freely available Zenoh protocol and how to employ it in your robotics applications reach out to DefenceX.

Find out more about Zenoh here https://zenoh.io/ and on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/@zettascaletech

For a demo and to find out more about how Zenoh can be deployed in saftey applications for ISO26262 in the autonomous and automotive space including Software Defined Vehicles (SDV) contact us of a demo.

DefenceX attending TAS Symposium 2024

Feb 11, 2024 by Ross Newman

Last week we were thrilled to announce our collaboration with RMIT University and CSIRO on Autonomous Naval Systems, propelling Australia’s defence forces into the future of innovation. Join us at the TAS (Trusted Autonomous Systems) Symposium as we showcase our cutting-edge developments and insights throughout 2024.


Founder Ross Newman shares his enthusiasm: “At DefenceX, we’re dedicated to pushing boundaries and advancing autonomous technologies. Collaborating with esteemed institutions like RMIT University, QUT, University of Southern Queensland and CSIRO underscores our commitment to innovation in the defence sector.”

In 2024, DefenceX is poised to introduce groundbreaking hardware, designed and built right here in Australia, providing reliable platforms for deploying bleeding-edge applications in the toughest environments.

Join us at the TAS Symposium to connect with like-minded professionals and explore the future of defence and beyond. Reach out on LinkedIn or secure your tickets via the link above. Together, let’s shape the future of autonomous capabilities.