Fork safely: Improving safety of ordinary forklifts by automating task-specific operations

Grant number: LP130100113 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017



Forklift trucks are used for goods handling extensively in all sectors of industry. However, statistics show high figures of forklift accidents, with an average of 250 serious injuries per year in Victoria alone. This project will seek to address the operational safety of forklifts by automating the execution of typical forklift tasks.

University of Melbourne Researchers