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7th - 9th August 2018

RoboVis 2018

Overview


RoboVis 2018

Canberra, 7th – 9th August 2018

RoboVis is our Centre’s annual science symposium covering the latest research in Robotic Vision.

This year RoboVis will be hosted by the Centre’s ANU node and will be held of 3 days at Canberra Rex Hotel, Canberra from Tuesday, 7th – Thursday, 9th August 2018.

The symposium consists of a program of guest speakers, research program presentations, technical demonstrations, 3 minute PhD spotlight session, and poster session, as well as activities including a debate in the original House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House.  Members from our Centre Advisory Board Committee will be joining us for the symposium.  RoboVis concludes with a day of knowledge training for all Centre PhD students and Research Fellows.

RoboVis in an annual showcase and celebration of the Centre’s research and achievements with all Centre Chief Investigators, Associate Investigators, Research Affiliates, Research Fellows, PhD students and Operations Team staff attending.

Registrations are now open until 15 June 2018.

 

Draft Program


Tuesday 7th August

Time

Venue

Description

9:00am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Arrival and Check-in

10:30am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

MORNING TEA

11:00

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Welcome

11.30am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Technical Talk

12.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Technical Talk

12.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

LUNCH

2.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Elevator Pitch Presentations

3.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Future Perspective Talk

3.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

AFTERNOON TEA & Poster Session

5.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Guest Speaker - Genevieve Bell

6.00pm

TBC

Drinks & Dinner

Wednesday 8th August

Time

Venue

Description

7.30am

Canberra Rex Hotel

Board Meeting/RVSS Meeting/Demo Setup

9.30am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Guest Speaker - Brian Schmidt, ANU Vice Chancellor, Diversity in STEM

10.30am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

MORNING TEA

11.00am

Canberra Rex Hotel

Demonstrator Project Meetings

12.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

LUNCH

2.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Technical Talk

2.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Technical Talk

3.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Future Perspective Talk

3.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

AFTERNOON TEA & Demos

5.00pm

FREE TIME

5.30pm

Old Parliament House

Debate & Cocktail Dinner

Thursday 9th August

Time

Venue

Description

9.00am

Canberra Rex Hotel

Science Project Meetings

10.30am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

MORNING TEA

11.00am

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Technical Talk

11.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Technical Talk

12.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Summary & Close

2.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Student & Research Fellow Training

3.30pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

AFTERNOON TEA

4.00pm

Canberra Rex Hotel, Ballroom 1

Student & Research Fellow Training

6.30pm

TBC

Dinner for Students & Research Fellows

Speakers


Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Vice-Chancellor and President, The Australian National University, 2011 Nobel Laureate Physics

Diversity in STEM

Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University (ANU) in January 2016.
Professor Schmidt is the 12th Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University (ANU). Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor Schmidt was an astrophysicist at the ANU Mount Stromlo Observatory and Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics before becoming Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Schmidt received undergraduate degrees in Astronomy and Physics from the University of Arizona in 1989, and completed his Astronomy Master’s degree (1992) and PhD (1993) from Harvard University. Under his leadership, in 1998, the High-Z Supernova Search team made the startling discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The United States Academy of Science, and the Royal Society, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2013.

 

Professor Elanor Huntington

Professor Elanor Huntington

Dean, ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science, The Australian National University

Diversity in STEM

Professor Huntington became the first female Dean of Engineering and Computer Science at the Australian National University when she was appointed in June 2014.

Professor Huntington is committed to growing the profile of Engineering in the community and is passionate about attracting more young women to take up careers in STEM related fields.

Professor Huntington has previously held the position of the Head of School of Engineering and Information Technology with UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Professor Huntington holds a PhD in experimental quantum optics from the ANU.  From early 1999, she spent 18 months at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation working in science policy.  Professor Huntington’s current research interests are in the control of quantum systems, with particular interest in the interface between theory and applications.  Professor Huntington is also a program manager in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.

 

Professor Genevieve Bell

Professor Genevieve Bell

Director, 3A Institute, The Australian National University, and Senior Fellow, Intel

 

Professor Bell is the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair and a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) as well as Vice President and Senior Fellow at Intel Corporation.  Prof Bell is a cultural anthropologist, techologist and futurist best known for her work at the intersections of cultural practice and technology development.

Prof Bell joined the ANU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in February 2017, after having spent the past 18 years in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel’s product development by developing the company’s social science and design research capabilities.

Prof Bell now heads the newly established Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute launched in September 2017 by the ANU in collaboration with CSIRO’s Data61, in building a new applied science around the management of artificial intelligence, data technology and their impact on humanity.

Prof Bell is the inaugural appointee to the Florence Violent McKenzie Chair at the ANU, named in honour of Australia’s first female electrical engineer, which promotes the inclusive use of technology in society.

Registration


Registrations are now open until 15 June 2018 at: https://consec.eventsair.com/robovis-2018/register

For any questions related to RoboVis 2018, contact Carol directly.

Venue & Logistics


RoboVis 2018 will be held in Canberra at the Canberra Rex Hotel.

We will be having a debate on Wednesday, 8th August in the original House of Representatives chamber at Old Parliament House, now the Museum of Australian Democracy.

 

Contacts


Rob Mahony

Rob Mahony

ANU Node Leader and Chief Investigator, Vision & Action Program Leader

Rob Mahony is a Professor in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University and has been a Chief Investigator with the Centre since its inauguration in 2014. His research interests are in non-linear systems theory with applications in robotics and computer vision.

He wrote the seminal paper providing a clear exposition of non-linear complementary filters on the special orthogonal group for attitude estimation; an enabling technology in the early development of quadrotor aerial robotic vehicles.  He was the first to provide a principled analysis for using optical flow of control of aerial robotic vehicles and was a coauthor on the first experimental paper that demonstrated landing of a quadrotor vehicle on a textured but featureless moving surface.

In 2016, Rob was named a Fellow of the IEEE, recognising his contribution to the control aspects of aerial robotics.

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor

ANU Node Administration Officer

For any questions related to RoboVis 2018, contact Carol directly.

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