Our summer 19/20 vacation students

February 26th, 2020

Last week our team got together to hear from our Vacation Students about the projects they have been working on and what challenges they faced working on real-world problems in our leading R&D organisation.

The students have been working under the supervision of our staff, which provides invaluable contribution to our group as well as highly influences the student’s choice of further study and future career options.

Below we share some of the work they have been doing:

  • Bethany Lu (currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Machatronics)) worked on getting the Weaver Hexapod robot to autonomously interact with objects using ROS and a depth camera for vision.
  • Henry Lourey (currently studying Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)) worked on developing a framework for a new lizard-like robot. The robot is intended to be amphibious and use multi-material 3D printing to be printed in a complete system.
  • Tebany Carra (currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)) worked on developing real-time sound source tracking and localisation algorithms to be used in noisy environments on robots in the DARPA Subterranean challenge.
  • Simon Murrell (currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics)) worked on various multi-legged robot components for the DARPA Subterranean challenge┬áteam.
  • Olivia Mackenzie-Ross (currently studying Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Computer Science) worked on training deep learning models for action recognition in video.

Many of our previous vacation students have gone on to pursue a PhD in CSIRO or to build a successful research career within CSIRO, a university or industry and we are proud to be able to help build a robotics skilled workforce.

Thanks to our vacation students and best wishes on your future career!

For student opportunities, check out our Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students page.

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