Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing
Major Industry Briefing Series
Cheaper, more capable, and more flexible technologies are accelerating the growth of fully automated production facilities. Advances in technology, including robotics, big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things are improving factory production. How can companies decide how best to harness their power?
Panel of Speakers:
Panel facilitated by Kristin Devitt, Managing Director, KDPR
- Dr Elliot Duff, Product Program Manager and Principal Research Scientist, Data61 | CSIRO
- Peter Keyte, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd
- Dr Sue Keay, Chief Operating Officer, Australian Centre of Robotic Vision
- Phil Crothers, Leader of Enterprise Technology Strategy in Manufacturing, Boeing Globally
Dr Elliot Duff, Product Program Manager and Principal Research Scientist
DATA61 | CSIRO
Elliot Duff is a principal research scientist with CSIRO’s Data61 based in Brisbane. His formal training is in computational physics and metallurgical engineering, but over his career he has been involved in many aspects of autonomous systems development, including: image processing, visualization, navigation and embedded systems design. Since 1999 his main focus has been in the area of field robotics and in particular the development of control and sensing systems that allow machines to operate autonomously outdoors in hostile and unstructured environments. This work has included the automation of large mining excavators, underground ore haulage vehicles and explosive loading machines. He leads the Spatial Intelligence Product Program with interests in communications, localization and mobile mapping in GPS denied areas.
Peter Keyte, Chief Operating Officer
PORT OF BRISBANE PTY LTD
Peter is a senior member of the Executive team at the Port of Brisbane, managing a number of key business units in the Port. Peter is responsible for improving trade, shipping and landside services in the Port of Brisbane, the operation of the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal (BMT), Port Operations, Port Security, Marine and Dredging Operations, Trade Development and Marketing, Safety and Emergency Response.
Dr Sue Keay, Chief Operating Officer
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ROBOTIC VISION
Recognised as Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia, Sue is a trained scientist with highly developed business skills, who runs the world's first robotic vision research centre. The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, headquartered at QUT, has more than 200 researchers distributed across Australian and overseas research institutions. Sue has been working across sectors to develop Australia's first Robotics Roadmap highlighting how advances in robotics will impact on every sector of the Australian economy.
Phillip Crothers, Leader of Enterprise Technology Strategy in Manufacturing
Phil Crothers has had a 20-year career with Boeing, after completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) and PhD in The Automated Manufacture of Textile Composites at RMIT University. During that time, Phil has led teams in Australia and Europe in research and production in diverse technologies from composite manufacture to robotic assembly and aircraft repair and has recently become a Boeing Technical Fellow (in automation, composite manufacture and Innovation Management). Phil was a founding member of Boeing Research & Technology – Australia and recently completed an assignment to establish two new Boeing research offices in Europe (Munich, Germany and Sheffield, UK). His current position is the leader of Enterprise Technology Strategy in Manufacturing for Boeing globally (the first non-US person to hold such as position within Boeing).
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