Westpac Little Ripper Drones making Headlines
NEW drone technology giving back vital seconds to lifesavers has been unveiled on a Gold Coast beach.
The technology, part of a partnership between tech giant Amazon Web Services and rescue drone company Westpac Little Ripper, cuts the time it takes to stream drone footage back to the pilot, potentially saving lives.
Unmanned aerial vehicle field day at CSU Bathurst
The Ripper Group – which provides drone and UAV services for the private and public sector – held a field day at CSU university to show off the latest technology in the field, including robotics and artificial intelligence.
University of New South Wales – MBA students study Ripper Group
The Fred Hilmer Cup is designed to encourage the full-time MBA Class of 2020 to integrate and practice the learnings from their Foundations of Management course, in particular problem-solving, teamwork, persuasive communication and presentation skills. 53 MBA students from UNSW took to the beaches and to the sky as part of their studies with The Ripper Group.
Incredibly accurate shark spotting drone keeping Aussie beach goers safe
WORLD first, Australian made AI is making waves in the tech circuit as a reliable assistant in search and rescue operations and it could be the solution needed to replace controversial shark nets used at some east coast beaches in the future.
The lifesaving technology — SharkSpotter — is being used in the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver ‘smart drone’ to monitor Australian beaches from the sky and it’s able to find a needle in a haystack.
National iAwards Winner – Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year – 2018
The Ripper Group and University of Technology Sydney(UTS) in a highly successful collaborative partnership have done the top award in Melbourne this week for the National Award for the iAwards Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Innovation of the Year.
This was for the Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver and SharkSpotter© AI algorithm which was developed collaboratively with University of Technology, Sydney. It follows on from the three category wins at the NSW State Awards recently.