UTS is the first University in Australia to obtain the world's most awesome robot, The PR2 Robot - The PR2 will help us take our research and
capabilities to new heights. The PR2 uses ROS
open source software.
Organised an Industry Forum with Paul Freeman (Sydney
Water), John Best (Thales)
and Andrew Errant (Cisco) on Smart Futures: Connecting Physical and Virtual Worlds
Pi-Day at UTS with IBM and the video
needs to do more to accelerate progress
towards a dynamic and responsive innovation culture. We lack a clear integrated vision and
strategies for enriching our schools, universities and businesses with the necessary
entrepreneurial spirit that will put us at the forefront of technology and able
to play a leading role in setting the innovation agenda globally. We need policies that
will ensure Australia is a leader in innovation, so Australians can choose their own
Come along to Stanford Law School's panel on Artifical Intelligence:
Perspective for an engaging discussion with leading legal scholars about the increasing and significiant impact AI has on law and society.
Invited Speaker at UTS
Engage Event on Vibrant Communities
Check out our cool video
illustrating a robot avatar controlled with a motion
Our humamoid robots dancing like Village People performing the U-T-S Dance.
Humanoid Robots dancing with professional human dancers.
Globalisation of Innovation Strategies:
Novel Moves for a Global Game (Program Committee)
Smarter Living: The Conquest of
Complexity Workshop at the
Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11) San Francisco (Chair)
What's it like to be a Robot? (Stanford Law School Blog)
Invited Panelist at Capital Markets
(Panel Chair and Organiser)
Congratulations to Wei Wang - a PhD Student in the Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab and Finalist
in the recent Trailbrazer Competition with her
innovative idea for addressing the 2010 Millenium Goals; MOBIVAX, a
Management System deployed as a mobile service using cloud computing and geolocation in developing
Dr Benjamin Johnston and I will be offering advice on
innovative technologies at Australia 2010 Digital Life Expo & Conference, Melbourne. Please
swing by and say hello to our robots. The robots will be chatting, dancing and playing the bongos!
Congratulations to Xun Wang the only Australian PhD Student to be awarded a 2010
IBM PhD Fellowship and Benjamn Johnston
who won the 2010 Best General Artificial Intelligence Idea Prize. This prize is awarded to
presenting the most creative, innovative, interesting, and scientifically plausible idea about
achieving artificial general intelligence.
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Management Stanford University (Symposium Chair with Michael Genesereth and Roland Vogl)
We created a new NAO Robot Soccer
Team at UTS in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology China which will
compete at RoboCup 2010
Invited to join the International Advisory Board for the Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and