Principals of our consortium include mechanical, production and software engineers, cognitive scientists and roboticists. In addition, we have close working relationships with key technology researchers and institutions in the Sydney region. We also have ongoing collaborations with prominent international media and performance artists rounding off our approach to services offered.
The seed was planted somewhere in 2009 when the co-founders met for the first time working on a cutting-edge research program at the cross roads of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cognitive Psychology and the Arts. We realised then that complex problems are better solved by multidisciplinary teams. More holistic and insightful solutions could be developed with such teams compared to teams of similar background working on the same problem. What we didn’t realise was, however, building such a team is an excruciatingly painful exercise that takes time and effort. It takes perseverance and people with the right attitude, professionalism and temperament to come together to form such a team. Having worked for over four years together delivering a number of groundbreaking projects, we are very confident that we have succeeded. And you can have access to our collective expertise to solve your problem.
With a collective professional and academic experience spanning over 30 years and most parts of the world (US, Europe, Asia and the Sub Continent) with our work discussed in the mainstream media, we’re in a position to take on new and challenging projects that fit the broad umbrella of what is known as the creative industries. We take on projects related to technology and data that requires creative problem solving and analysis.
We provide consulting services to individuals (especially independent artists and the creative kind), small and medium enterprises, museums, art galleries and schools. Organisations and individuals who do not have access to sophisticated research and development capabilities and technologies of much larger, well resourced organisations stand to benefit immensely from our collective talent pool. We like to form collaborative partnerships with organisations that have an open minded and creative approach to projects and problem solving.
Most projects we undertake are related to technology and data analysis and in the following realms;
Documentation (Grants + Briefing)
Independent project evaluation
Tailored workshops and training
See our current projects…
Automation and control systems
Data reduction and interpretation
Research design (qualitative + quantitative)
- Usability studies
- Interactive Systems Design + Development + Execution
- Custom technologies for public events + theatre + performances
- Artistic Installation Work
- Design and Implementation of Technological artefacts for Museums & Exhibitions
- High-tech tools for Advertising + Marketing
- Intelligent Sensor Networks
- Application Oriented Sensor Selection and Customisation
- Sensing for Human Machine + Robot Interaction (Entertainment | Retail Spaces | Art )
- Application Development using new Sensing Technologies (Microsoft Kinect | Vision | Xtion)
- Computer Vision
- Speech Synthesis
- Cognitive Machines
- Multi Robot Control
- Advanced Filter Design
- Robot Navigation & Localisation
- Custom Platform Development
- Software Frameworks (ROS | Player/Stage )
- Multi-robot Control
- User Interface Development
- Integration + Development using standard platforms (Segway | Pioneer | iRobot | Nao)
- Tele-presence robotics
- Robot Programming (Specialises in Fanuc/Mitsubishi)
- Workflow Design
- PC Interfacing
- PLC programming
Automation & Control Systems
- Embedded Systems (Software and Hardware development)
- Sensor Integration
- System Integration
We provide data analysis services for the SMEs – if you are not sure how to interpret your market research data or conduct market research in your domain, we are more than happy to lend you a hand (or brain, to be precise). We can provide tailored solutions for your data analysis problems. We have more than 30 years experience in handling complex data sets in psychological, linguistic, computer vision and robotic research among us.
Full-scale market research is often forbiddingly expensive for small and medium businesses. However, for most companies it is usually easy to survey a subset of their existing or potential customer base with respect to a few questions in which they are interested. But how to design the survey that the results are not biased? How to determine in a statistically correct way whether the differences found in the sample are due to chance variation or reflect true preferences in the underlying population. We can help you with the design of questionnaires or suggest other means of obtaining preference ratings and we can run the proper statistical inference test for you. We will summarise the statistical output and tell you how it should be interpreted.
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