Navinda Kottege
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

I am a Senior Research Scientist in Field Robotics at the Cyber-physical Systems Research Program (formerly Autonomous Systems Lab) of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). I conduct research in legged robot locomotion and acoustic perception for mobile robots. Previously, I conducted research in embedded sensor networks, focusing on using acoustic sensor networks for biodiversity & ecological monitoring as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CSIRO and conducted research in underwater robotics as a PhD candidate at The Australian National University (ANU). While at the ANU, I was a team member of the Serafina project which developed swarming technology for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

I am an Adjunct Fellow at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ) where I supervise students and teach a course on Advanced Embedded Systems. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where I supervise final year Engineering student projects and co-supervise PhD students.

I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and currently the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Queensland joint Chapter for Control Systems and Robotics and Automation Societies.

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Dr. Navinda Kottege
CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
1 Technology Court, Pullenvale QLD 4069
Australia

Telephone : +61 7 3327 4024
Skype : navinda

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