Free Seminar and Conference

RUASRT Researchers will be supporting a free conference and seminar to be held at CivSec 2016. The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS), in association with CivSec Australia, will be hosting a free conference and educational seminar at CIVSEC 2016. The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 1, 2016.

The morning conference will focus on the utility of unmanned systems in civil security applications.  Key note speakers include Anthony Patterson (Cobham), Peter Smith (Textron Systems), Dr Derek Rogers (Saab Australia), Dr Robert Dane (Ocius Technology) and Dr Malcolm Shore (BAE Systems).

The afternoon seminar is a must for new operators or people looking at getting involved in operating drones professionally.  It is intended to be an educational seminar that will focus on the amended CASA regulations (and what they mean for you and your business), getting the right insurance, and managing risk and privacy matters. Speakers include Dr Reece Clothier (AEGIS Aerospace), Simon Hooper (QBE Insurance) and Peggy MacTavish (Flight Data Systems).

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DSI and UoM Forum on Autonomy

The Defence Science Institute and researchers from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Computer and Information Systems are hosting a research forum titled: “Semi-autonomous systems: trust, control, and letting go“. The will forum will be held on the 10th-11th of November 2015.

The Forum focuses on the relevant challenges in machine reasoning; bringing together researchers and practitioners working in the fields of semi-autonomous systems and human-automation teamwork to discuss challenge problems and potential solutions in the design of semi-autonomous systems for human-agent teams. This includes topics such as trust dynamics, human robot interaction, levels of automation, and situation awareness. RUASRT researcher Dr Reece Clothier is one of the invited speakers at this event.

More information on the event here. To register for the event, click here.

RPAS for Fire and Emergency Services

RMIT Researcher Dr Reece Clothier to provide keynote address at the Symposium on RPAS Applications in Fire and Emergency Management.

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) are teaming with Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS), and the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA) to present a one-day user-focused symposium and exhibition on the application of RPAS in Fire and Emergency Management. The purpose is to explore current RPAS capabilities, and risk management in the current regulatory environment.

The symposium will be held in Brisbane on the 30th of June 2015. Registration and more information can be found here.

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AAUS Gathering Storm: Unmanned Systems Outlook in Australasia

RUASRT researchers will be attending and presenting at the upcoming Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) “Gathering Storm: Unmanned Systems Outlook in Australasia“.

Dr Reece Clothier will be presenting on the topic “Australian Civil UAS Industry – Status, Threats, and Opportunities”.

The conference will explore opportunities in the region in the military and civilian domains. It is an event that should not be missed.

The 2015 conference will be held over three days at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (22nd-23rd of February 2015) and at the Avalon on the first industry day of the Avalon International Air Show (24th February 2015).

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2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

The call for papers for the 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS’15) has been released.

ICUAS’15 aims at bringing together different groups of qualified military and civilian representatives worldwide, organization representatives, funding agencies, industry and academia, to discuss the current state of UAS advances, and the roadmap to their full utilization in civilian and public domains. Special emphasis will be given to current and future research opportunities, and to ‘what comes next’ in terms of the essential technologies that need to be utilized to advance further UAS.

For more information, visit the ICUAS conference website:

16th Australian International Aerospace Congress


The 16th Australian International Aerospace Congress will be held in February 2015 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. This biennial event is Australia’s premier aerospace academic forum held in conjunction with the Avalon Air Show. The call for papers for the Congress has been released (more information here).

RUASRT researchers will be submitting a number of papers and supporting this event. For more information, visit the congress website:






Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems

ACUS 2014

The Fourth Australasian Conference on Unmanned Systems, in affiliation with the Bristol International UAV Systems Conference, provides a premier forum to present and discuss all aspects of Unmanned Systems, both civil and military, from basic research to technology developments.

Papers are invited to cover the latest developments and operational experience on Unmanned Systems, including but not limited to:

 UAV design, operation, training, simulation & control, systems & sub-systems, payload, manufacture, and propulsion.

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AEROTech 2014 Conference

AEROTECH V conference is a platform for academia, government agencies and industries to share current status in aerospace technologies, expand professional networkings, and also offer possible collaborations for technology advancement. The conference has now entered into its fifth edition since its inception in 2005, organised by the Department of Aerospace, Universiti Putra Malaysia and will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the national capital of Malaysia.

The conference program includes keynote lectures and about 100 invited technical presentations in the specialised areas of aerospace engineering. The preliminary list of the invited guest speakers will be announced soon.

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