After completing undergraduate degrees in pure mathematics and mechatronic engineering at the University of Adelaide, I became interested in biologically-inspired robotic systems. I pursued a PhD in the Centre for Visual Sciences at the Australian National University, looking at the visual tracking behaviour of dragonflies. I completed my doctoral work in 2007, under the supervision of Professor Jochen Zeil. From 2009-20012 I held a post-doctoral research position in the Centre of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology at the University of Bielefeld (CITEC).
In 2012 I made a lateral transition and moved to Falmouth, England to work at Engineered Arts, building humanoid robots like RoboThespian for entertainment and research purposes. This blog is supposed to document the interesting bits and pieces arising from the esoteric topics of my research – when I remember!