Fish-Bird is a collaborative art/science research project
that was funded in the first round of the 'Synapse Initiative'.
The Synapse Initiative is an agreement between the Australian
Government's arts funding and advisory body, Australia
Council for the Arts, and its research funding and
advisory body, Australian
Research Council (ARC).
The first step in the process was to apply to the Australia
Council for a Synapse Grant. Under this competitive
grants scheme the Australia Council acts as an 'indusrty
partner' in the second step of the process, which was
to apply to the ARC for a Linkage Project Grant.
The ARC's Linkage Grants bring together academic and
(usually) industry researchers to work on a specific
research project of interest to all parties. The 'industry
partners' provide cash and/or in-kind support to the
project to augment the ARC grant.
We gratefully acknowedge the financial and in-kind
support of the Australian
Research Council, The University of Sydney through
Centre for Field Robotics, and the industry partners
to ARC Linkage Grant LP0349069: