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DEAKIN University robotics researchers and experts introduced members of the Australian Air Force Cadet 428 Squadron to cutting edge robotics in November.
On Thursday, 15 November Faculty of Science and Technology Professor Saeid Nahavandi and a group of robotics researchers visited the squadron in Geelong and made a special one hour robotics presentation followed by another three hours of demonstrations.
The presentation focused on Deakin University's robotics research and involvement in the Joint Strike Fighter (JFS) program. The JFS program is being carried out by the Department of Defence in conjunction with universities to develop next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Australia’s allies.
Deakin researchers were selected to carry out research on a feasibility study on augmented reality systems as part of the program.
During the demonstrations for the squadron, cadets experienced how to drive and control robots developed at Deakin University. There were around 80 attendees at the event, which included cadets and their family members.
Deakin University is committed to building robotics research and skills through its postgraduate students, experts and the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics and Robotics).