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Robots: Past, present and future

9:30am - 10:00am 18th August
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The Kindler (P421)
Science and Engineering Centre (P Block)

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Why do robots even exist and what can they really do for us? A look back on where the idea for robots has come from, what they can do for us today and where they might go in the future.

Chief Scientist of Dorabot, Distinguished Professor Peter Corke explores the potential directions of robotic research and design and what that might mean for humans and society. Additionally, he will guide listeners through the essentials of all robots: closed loop sensing. Closed loop sensing refers to systems that analyse sensed data for making decisions or taking actions in response to dynamic context changes. This is often referred to as the sense-think-act loop that is characteristic of many automated or autonomous systems.

Distinguished Professor Peter Corke

ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision 

Distinguished Professor Peter Corke is a distinguished professor of robotic vision at QUT and director of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.  He wrote the textbook Robotics, Vision & Control, authored the MATLAB toolboxes for Robotics and Machine Vision, and created the online educational resource: QUT Robot Academy. Corke has spent the last 15 years developing field robotic systems and sensor networks. Field robots are robots applied to applications such as mining, agriculture, construction, environmental and infrastructure monitoring.  This include robots that fly (also known as unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs) and operate underwater (also known as autonomous underwater vehicles or AUVs). 

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