One of the main goals of any Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence is collaboration between researchers at different universities. It’s a goal our Centre takes very seriously.
To help meet that goal, the Centre holds what we call “RoboVis” and annual meeting for the Centre’s Chief Investigators, Associate Investigators, Research fellows, PhD researchers and friends of the Centre. The term “RoboVis” symbolises what we’re all about, bringing researchers from the fields of robotics and computer vision.
In June 2015, 30 people travelled to the spectacular Barossa Valley in South Australia for a 2.5 day program consisting of a training stream and a scientific stream. The event was hosted by our University of Adelaide node.
The training stream was run as parallel sessions for research fellows and PhD researchers. It included sessions on developing careers, managing people, engaging industry, writing papers and giving talks. The group heard from Robert Chalmers, the Managing Director for Adelaide Research & Innovation, on “Intellectual Property and Commercialisation,” and also heard from CI Stephen Gould on his experiences in “Start-ups and Academia”. All presentations were very popular.
The scientific programs delivered were an opportunity for our researchers to talk about and share the exciting work being conducted in the Centre. This part of the program also included great demonstrations and three-minute spotlight talks.
One of the highlights of the program was the keynote address by our Centre Advisory Committee member Mandyam Srinivasan who talked about his work with the birds and the bees. No, it’s not what you think. Instead, his talk provided fascinating insight into how bees and birds navigate their way through the environment while in flight.
RoboVis will continue to be an annual showcase and celebration of the Centre’s research with RoboVis2016 scheduled to be hosted by our Centre’s Monash University node in Lorne, Victoria in September 2016.
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