Field robotics is the use of autonomous robotic systems in
highly challenging applications areas including; mining, construction, cargo handling, agriculture, subsea and aerospace systems. The focus of field robotics research
is on large-scale outdoor autonomous systems in applications that are characterised by relatively unstructured, difficult and often hazardous environments. It draws together the most advanced research areas in robotics, including; navigation and control, sensing and data fusion, safety and reliability, and planning and logistics.