Chief Faculty Advisers

Flinders University

Assoc. Professor Karl Sammut

Karl is the Director of the Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging. He is the Faculty leader for the Flinders University team  His research areas include the control and guidance of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Autonomous Surface Vehicles. 

University of Tasmania

Dr. Alexander Forrest

Alex is the Faculty leader for the UTas AMCAT team. His area of research interest is the use of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles as data collection platforms for examining water column hydrodynamics and benthic habitat mapping.

Student Team Leader

Flinders University

Jonathan Wheare

Jonathan is a PhD candidate researching mission planning for field robotic systems.  Jonathan was also the team leader for Flinders entry to the Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition (AGVC).

Role: Student team leader and software developer.

University of Tasmania

James Keane

Worked on initial construction of engine modules and collection of hydro data.

Team Members

University Of Tasmania

Harry Hubbert

Worked on initial construction of engine modules and collection of hydro data.

Reuben Kent

Worked on initial construction of engine modules and collection of hydro data.

Supun Randeni

Supun is a PhD candidate at AMC.

Flinders University

Russell Peake

Russell is a 4th year honours student studying Software Engineering. Russell is involved with development of teams e-stop system and remote telemetry. Russell is also the software sub-group team leader.

Joshua Renfrey

Joshua was a student intern who was involved in a multitude of projects, including development of the e-stop system.

Tobias Wooldridge

Tobias is currently completing Honours in Software Engineering. His work includes writing a ROS module for the LeddarTek IS-16.

Tenzin Crouch

Currently studying 3rd year Bachelor of Robotic Engineering/Master of Electronic Engineering at Flinders University, working on WAM-V as extra curricular activity. 

Role: Mechanical Team Leader, in charge of designing and developing required extra mechanical systems for the WAM-V, mostly sensor mountings and miscellaneous connectors.

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson is currently completing Honours in Robotics Engineering. His work in the project has involved developing the control allocation system and CAN interface.

Dr. Andrew Lammas

Dr. Lammas is a Research Associate in the Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging.  His role on the team was to develop the battery and motor systems.

Scott Stevens

Scott developed electrical power systems for the WAM-V.

Andrew Webb

Andrew is a third year engineering student.  He was involved in the mechanical design of the vessel including the creation of 3d printed parts and brackets.

Bradley Donnely

Bradley is currently undertaking his final year project, developing an ultra-short baseline pinger localisation system, as part of Maritime X.

Thomas Arbon

Thomas is currently completing Honours in Computer Systems Engineering. He is responsible for the development of the image processing systems.

Rowan Pivetta

Rowan is a Ph.D candidate in Robotic Engineer who worked both as an intern and volunteer on the WAM-V. 

Rowan's primary responsibility was to interface the 4G Simrad radar with the ROS system. Further responsibilities saw him assist in the construction of the WAM-V's extra mechanical system and sonar deploy mechanism.

Faculty Advisers

Dr. Nasser Asgari

Nasser is a lecturer in Engineering at Flinders.

Mr. Richard Bowyer

Dr. Andrew Lammas

see team member entry

Dr. Jimmy Li

Dr Jimmy Li is an adviser of the project in the research area of Computer & Robotic vision and Video & Image Processing.

Dr. Sherry Randhawa

Dr Sherry Randhawa is an adviser of the project in the research area of Computer & Robotic vision and Video & Image Processing.

Observers

Junior Observers

Heath Eickhoff

Heath is currently in Year 7 at Hallett Cove R-12 School. He is travelling with the team to observe and document the teams progress.

Junior Observer Supervisor

Don Eickhoff

Don is Heath's father and is travelling with the team to prevent Heath from falling in the water.