Dr David Howard
Senior Research Scientist | CSIRO’s Data61
David is a researcher working at the boundary of robotics, evolutionary machine learning, and robotic materials. His interests include nature-inspired algorithms, learned autonomy, soft robotics, the reality gap, and evolution of form. His impacts include lecturing at QUT and UQ, numerous successful supervisions from undergraduate internship to PhD, being invited to give the opening keynote of ACRA 2018, and recently leading a publication to acceptance in the first issue of Nature Machine Intelligence. He is a founding member of the Active Integrated Matter Future Science Platform (FSP) and leads numerous cross-BU projects under the “Autonomous Design” testbed in that FSP. He has been featured in the Courier Mail, ABC 730, TechXplore, and Wired.