Spotlight on Women in Tech: Dr Hansi Weeratunge
Since high school, Dr Hansi Weeratunge was fascinated by the power of science and maths and complex problems they could solve. She’s now applying that curiosity at CSIRO’s Data61, where she’s developing robotic solutions that could improve farming techniques and manufacturing processes.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Amelia Luu
A Robotics Field Engineer at CSIRO’s Data61, Amelia Luu is applying her skills and experience to help revolutionise Australian industries. A member of the Wildcat software team, Amelia considers collaborating with partners to integrate cutting-edge tech as one of her favourite parts of the job.
Spotlight on Women in Tech: Ms Lauren Hanson
A Mechanical Engineer in the Advanced Mechatronics System Team within the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO's Data61, Ms Lauren Hanson has helped create world-class communications nodes for the DARPA Subt team and is currently designing dynamic tracked robots.
Meet Prof Didar Zowghi, Software Engineer for AI and AI Diversity and Inclusiveness
Introducing Prof Didar Zowghi, CSIRO's Data61's newly appointed Software Engineering for AI Lead. A leader in human-centric technology design and a renowned information technology educator, Professor Zowghi joins Data61 in January from the University of Technology. Here, she shares her career journey and highlights, goals for her new role, AI insights, and advice on pursuing a career in tech.
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.