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Luminary Lecture: Robots in space

Join Dr David Howard a Senior Research Scientist with the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO as he takes you through a voyage from current technology to the opportunities of future technology, including robots that can adapt themselves to ever-changing mission requirements.

When: Monday, August 12 2019. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Where: Southport Library
Cnr Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport, QLD, 4215
Topic: Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 07 5581 7200
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Expansion to the final frontier brings with it a huge amount of technical challenges. One such challenge is the ability for the vehicles and structures we send into space to survive the harshness of (inter) stellar travel. As the personnel on such missions will be few in number, robots are a natural fit to augment their capabilities.

Join Dr David Howard as he takes you through a voyage from current technology to the opportunities of future technology, including robots that can:adapt themselves to ever-changing mission requirements assist a crew to repair and build new infrastructure, and swarms that evolve and cooperate to survive the unknown.

Dr David Howard is a Senior Research Scientist with the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO. David is a researcher working at the boundary of robotics, evolutionary machine learning and robotic materials. His interests include nature-inspired algorithms, learned autonomy, soft robotics, the reality gap and evolution form. He lectures at Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland and supervises students from undergraduate to PhD. He is a founding member of the Active Integrated Matter FSP, and leads six cross-BU projects under the “Autonomous Design” testbed.

Contact details:

Danica Revis
Gold Coast City Council
Email: esl@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5581 6405

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