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WomBot: an exploratory robot for monitoring wombat burrows


Ross, R and Carver, S and Browne, E and Thai, BS, WomBot: an exploratory robot for monitoring wombat burrows, SN Applied Sciences, 3 Article 674. ISSN 2523-3963 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s42452-021-04595-4


In this study we evaluate the design and efficacy of Wombot, an exploratory robot used to study environmental conditions within wombat burrows. Our purpose-built robot traverses through the difficult terrain present in wombat burrows whilst facilitating placement and retrieval of environmental data loggers. Our preliminary results suggest that the environmental conditions present within the burrows would result in a long mite survival time which shows significant risk for spreading infestations throughout a wombat population.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Veterinary sciences
Research Field:Veterinary parasitology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
UTAS Author:Carver, S (Associate Professor Scott Carver)
UTAS Author:Browne, E (Miss Elizabeth Browne)
ID Code:149666
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP180101251)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2022-04-05
Last Modified:2022-05-06
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