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Autonomous drone startup Emesent raises $3.5 million to unlock safer, more productive future for underground mines
Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO's Data61, the technology arm of Australia's national science agency, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product, Hovermap
Proving that smart, solid ideas can more than hold their own against flashy ones, BuildingIQ takes home the third spot overall in the 2012 SMART 100 for an innovation with immense relevance: a management system for optimising energy consumption in commercial spaces. The BuildingIQ EMS, which grew into fruition through years of research at CSIRO, takes care of two important elements of energy management at once. First, it supplements the standard building management system by monitoring energy usage based on weather and room temperature. Second, it adjusts these settings as necessary to strike a balance between efficient consumption and human comfort.