Students go underground with ‘Wombot’

Wombat photo

Blackwood High School students are working with University of Adelaide researcher Dr Bertram Ostendorf to develop a new vehicle for exploring wombat holes.

‘Wombot’ is capable of exploring underground warrens up to 30 metres long and branching in dozens of directions.

The research aims to better understand the three remaining wombat species in Australia.

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition