Machine Vision and Drone Radio-tracking the Future for Livestock Management?

The management of livestock is rapidly evolving with the onset of new technological developments. A paper published in Livestock Science by Nasirahmadi and colleagues reviewed the use of machine vision for observing the behaviour of cattle and pigs, and revolutionising how the health and well-being of animals can be monitored. Through the use of machine …

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Take Flight with Wildlife Drones

Over the weekend, Debbie took to the skies with her drone and managed to capture some beautiful footage of the Canberra region. The rest of the team were so  impressed by the outcome of her weekend adventures, that our science communication intern, Laura, couldn't resist but to compile our favourite clips into not one, but …

First Wednesday Connects

We enjoyed the challenge of giving a 60 second pitch in front of hundreds of people at the Canberra Innovation Network's monthly First Wednesday Connect networking event held at the new  ACT Renewables Innovation Hub. It was a great night that included an opening by Shane Rattenbury MLA and the opportunity to meet lots of diverse and interesting people within …

Ducks, Drones, and Data

Can drones really be an accurate way to survey animal populations? Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently set out to prove this. In their #EpicDuckChallenge, the team set up a colony of plastic ducks along an Adelaide beach. They then compared the accuracy of counting the ducks from the ground to counting the colony …

Taking research ideas to market

We're looking forward to sharing our ideas with Victor Pantano , Ines Atmosukarto and Robert Sok other early career researchers about how to take research ideas to market at the Channel Your Inner Entrepreneur event University of Canberra today.

Wildlife Drones – ACT Finalist

Great News! Wildlife Drones has been selected as an ACT Finalist in the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest.   We'll be pitching at the big event on Fri 16th June so come along and support some fantastic home-grown business ideas! Safe to say we've got some pretty serious competition. #APRegionalPitchfest