Advanced Navigation to manufacture photonic chip

AI robotics and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation has been awarded a grant by the Australian Department of Defence to develop manufacturing capability for photonic chips. Australia does not have commercial manufacturing capability for photonic chips which contain circuits using light transmission and receival – a laser is a photonics device. Advanced Navigation is the…

Advanced Navigation opens Sydney robotics facility

Robotic and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation have unveiled a high-tech robotics manufacturing facility, based out of UTS Tech Lab in Sydney. The facility will scale up the manufacturing of Advanced Navigation’s AI navigation systems for GPS-denied environments, including the digital fibre-optic gyroscope (DFOG) technology, Boreas. Made with strategic-grade standards, DFOG is entering new markets…

Advanced Navigation, Quantx Labs among seven defence grant recipients

Seven companies have been awarded grants totalling $3.8 under the federal Defence Global Competitiveness and Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority programs. “These grant programs support Australian businesses to continue world-class manufacturing, serving Australia’s Defence needs, and providing the boost that’s needed to turn their cutting edge capabilities into successful defence exports,” said defence industry minister Pat…

Advanced Navigation launches new AI gyroscope for autonomy

Robotic and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation has announced the expansion of its Boreas digital fibre-optic gyroscope (DFOG) range aimed at navigation for autonomous systems, with the launch of the new A Series (pictured). The Boreas A90 and A70 are strategic-grade inertial measurement units (IMU) that deliver acceleration and orientation with superior accuracy, stability and…

Advanced Navigation to ensure safe Australian moon landing

AI robotics and navigation technology company Advanced Navigation, will use an Australian Space Agency grant to accelerate development and production of the company’s Light Detection, Altimetry and Velocimetry (LiDAV) technology. Supported $5.2 million, Advanced Navigation will deliver a space-qualified LiDAV sensor called LUNA (Laser measurement Unit for Navigational Aid) to US-based space systems company, Intuitive…

Advanced Navigation unveils subsea robotics centre

AI-based inertial navigation technology company Advanced Navigation has unveiled Australia’s largest subsea robotics centre in Balcatta, Western Australia, incorporating high tech manufacturing and R&D facilities on a 5.5 acre site. The new facility (pictured) will accelerate the production of the company’s revolutionary subsea technologies, including autonomous underwater robot Hydrus, and the growth of its underwater…

Advanced Navigation raises $108 million Series B led by KKR

Advanced Navigation, a Sydney-based company that uses artificial intelligence to create smaller and more effective robotics and navigation solutions, has announced a $US 68 million ($108 million) Series B round. In an announcement on Thursday, the company said it had signed definitive agreements under which investment firm KKR would lead the round, which includes return…

Advanced Navigation aims to be first Australian to the Moon

AI robotics, and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation today announced its ambition to be the first Australian company whose products operate on the Moon through its development of unique navigation systems. CEO Xavier Orr said the company’s years of R&D had culminated in two systems that would deliver breakthroughs in performance, reliability, size, weight and…

Advanced Navigation raises $20 million for expansion

Robotics and AI sensor business, Advanced Navigation, has raised $20 million to expand its global research and manufacturing footprint. The company, which develops and manufactures navigation systems, inertial sensors, acoustics, positioning systems and robotics, raised the cash from Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund, and US venture firms Brick & Mortar Ventures and In-Q-Tel Inc.…