Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

AAUS represents unmanned systems from land, sea, and air domains. 


Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Also referred to as drones or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), they describe a wide array of aircraft which are flown without a pilot on board. They can range in size from aircraft that weigh only a few grams and fit into the palm of your hand, through to aircraft as big a commercial passenger jet aircraft that are capable of flying for days at a time. As well as being fun to fly, RPAS have numerous beneficial applications in aerial photography, surveying, agriculture, mining, emergency services, defence, media and delivery.  There are regulations that apply to the operation of ALL RPAS in Australia. Want to know learn more? Visit:

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Unmanned Marine Systems

Also referred to unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), these systems describe a range of water going machines. They have valuable applications in the management of our waterways, oceanography, underwater inspection, and maritime security.   

Unmanned Ground Vehicles

From autonomous cars, mining trucks, agricultural harvesters, through to bomb disposable robots; UGVs describe a wide array of wheeled, legged, and tracked ground-based vehicles all operated without a driver on board. UGVs have many beneficial applications in mining, public transportation, agriculture, and emergency services.

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