The Centre held its first symposium, RoboVis 2014 in November at the Australian National University.
It was the first time all members of the Centre, including Chief Investigators, Associate Investigators, Research Fellows, PhD candidates and friends of the ACRV have been together in one location, and the event represtned a critical milestone in the Centre’s formation.
The two-day symposium was called “RoboVis” as a symbol of what the Centre is seeking to achieve, brininging researchers from the fields of robotics and computer vision together.
RoboVis 2014 was opened by Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chair of the ACRV Advisory Committee, and also the Chief Executive of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). Alex delivered a presentation on the “Applications of Robotic Vision”. This was followed by talks from some of the Centre’s new research fellows.
Professor Jenny Corbett, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Training) ANU, officially opened ANU’s ACRV node. ANU has recently completed an extensive refubishment of space to accommodate the Centre’s researchers, students and laboratories. The opening was followed by a tour of the new spcae complete with poster and demonstration sessions.
Industry engagement is key to the success of the Centre and an Industry Applications session was held as part of the symposium, attended by twelve Canberra-based industry representatives. Speakers included several of our industry guests.
The second day of the symposium wrapped up with discussions around ACRV’s future work, including recruitment of PhD candidates, and hosting international conferences.
RoboVis will continue to be an annual showcase and celebration of the Centre’s research with RoboVis 2015 scheduled to be hosted by ACRV’s University of Adelaide node.
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