Michael Milford | Chief Investigator
Australian Centre for Robotic Vision | Australia

Michael Milford, Chief Investigator, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision

Professor Milford is a multi-award winning educational entrepreneur and a leading robotics researcher. He has spent nearly two decades creating innovative K-12 resources including three textbooks, 18 early childhood storybooks, a STEM-filled young adult novel, maths in the movies workshops, robotics and maths YouTube channels and a regular Hollywood movie science review series. His resources have been used by millions globally and thousands of Australian students.
Professsor Milford’s research combines neuroscience, machine learning and robotics to create new technologies for robots and autonomous vehicles, and has attracted more than 22 million dollars in funding. He has collaborated with organizations including Harvard University, Oxford University, MIT, Google Deepmind, Caterpillar, the US Air Force and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Expo Main Stage - Day Two @ 11:50

Hijacking and embedding STEM in everyday entertainment

  • Discover the wealth of curriculum-linkable STEM content you get for free from Hollywood, Harry Potter, and Minecraft
  • See how to cost- and time-effectively develop physical props and activities that tap into students’ ongoing connection to entertainment
  • Bootstrap your own development by learning from examples of success and failure in embedding STEM education in everyday entertainment

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