Human Centered Intelligent Systems





The aim of the evening is to enable creative collisions of researchers and practitioners from different disciplines, with the hope of fostering a community of interest that can take some of the ideas discussed on the night further, remembering that the DIP team are eager to hear of collaborative ideas and projects that we can help to develop.

Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019

Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start to 8:30pm

Venue: The Historian Hotel, Upstairs function room, 18 Coromandel Place, Adelaide

Drinks vouchers distributed on arrival, food provided during the session.
Attendance is by invite and spaces are limited. Registrations close midday of the event.

The Human Centred Intelligent Systems session is aimed at exploring the issues and challenges around the applications, development and operations of systems that combine humans and technology.


  • Dr Robin Nicholson, Associate Director, Research - Defence Innovation Partnership
    Robin was appointed as Head, Protective Operations Studies, a research group focussing on Biometrics and Exercise Analysis for National Security in 2007 and onto Group Leader, Biometrics in 2014. In 2016 the Biometrics group was recognised as world leading in an external review by senior US and Australian Intelligence personnel


  • Dr Siobhan Banks, Research Associate Professor and Co-Director, Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre - University of South Australia
  • A/Prof Giselle Rampersad, Deputy Director, Innovation, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute - Flinders University

  • Professor Ian Reid, Professor at School of Science and Researcher at Australian Institute of Machine Learning - The University of Adelaide

  • Dr Peter Schumacher, Program Director Industrial Design - University of South Australia

We are interested in discussing the latest research in human/machine interaction, and the developing areas of human/machine cooperation and collaboration.

The application space includes everything from health, security, education, defence, mining, design, and advanced manufacturing. 

We will start with a panel discussion around the latest impacts of human/machine interactions on their research areas. We will also introduce some areas of topical interest including recent research into human machine cooperation, and concepts like centaurs systems (from “free style chess”) and the human centred “caring” intelligent environments, as well as the new possibilities of AI augmented design and the inspirational world of semi-sentient, biometric enabled art.

After opening the floor for questions and discussion, attendees will be invited to charge their glasses and find or start group discussions in areas that most interest them.