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Belinda Ward

Belinda Ward

  • Former Project Manager - Humanoid Robotics, Project Leader (Social Robotics Demonstrator)

  • Brisbane, Australia

Belinda joined QUT in January 2017 to lead a project in social robotics, using Softbank’s Pepper robot platform. The project aim was to understand the role of social robots in influencing human behaviour, and how enhanced robotic vision capabilities can help them interact with humans.

In her previous role at CSIRO’s Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Belinda led projects to install a multi-user telepresence robot in the National Museum of Australia, and to provide science education using immersive 3D environments and augmented reality. Prior to that, Belinda worked in research strategy at Telstra’s Chief Technology Office and in technology innovation at Telstra Research Laboratories. She has undergraduate degrees in Mathematical Science and in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from The University of Adelaide, a Masters Degree in Cognitive Science, and a Masters of Commercial Law from The University of Melbourne.

Belinda is a recovering triathlon addict, a cat attendant, and a passionate advocate for active transport though the Space4cyclingBNE campaign. She left the Centre in November 2019.

For any questions regarding the Social Robotics project, please contact rv@qut.edu.au

Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
2 George Street Brisbane, 4001
+61 7 3138 7549