Team CSIRO’s Data61 representing Australia in ‘robot Olympics’
Team CSIRO’s Data61 will represent Australia – and the Southern Hemisphere –in the ‘robot Olympics’ this month in the United States. Experts from around the world have spent the past three years pushing the boundaries of autonomous robotic technology to map, navigate and search environments as part of the Subterranean Challenge, run by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
CSIRO’s Data61 researcher named one of the most impactful in the world
Meet Dr Sherry Xu - a Senior Researcher within the Architecture and Analytics Platforms team at CSIRO's Data61, she was recently named as one of the most impactful software engineers in the global SE community by Bibliometric Assessment of Software Engineering Scholars Institute. We're speaking to Dr Xu about her upcoming projects, creating impactful work, and her 4,000+ citations.
This shape-changing robot can adapt to any outdoor environment
Described as the ‘Swiss army knife’ of robots, DyRET (Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing) is thought to be the first quadruped that can morphologically adapt its structure insitu to efficiently traverse different outdoor environments. This novel capability could make DyRET a crucial tool in future search and rescue, monitoring and exploratory missions.
Designing trustworthy machine learning systems
Op-ed: Many methods have been developed to promote fairness, transparency and accountability in the predictions made by artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. A technical approach is often the focal point of these methodologies, however, to develop truly ethical machine learning systems that can be trusted by their users, it's important to supplement this with a human-centred approach.