Cedric Pradalier – “From QCAT to DREAM Lab”
He proudly remembers how his team organised one of the first open-day at QCAT and exhibited the hot-metal carrier’s autonomous operation.
During his time at CSIRO he built up his network and gained expertise that led him to his next role. He left CSIRO in 2007 to become the Deputy-Director of the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH in Zürich, Switzerland.
He has kept in touch with many of his colleagues from his time at CSIRO and note how quite a few of them have also moved on and are working elsewhere – in particular at QUT!
“The expertise I demonstrated and the network I built while at CSIRO definitely assisted my career.”
Cedric now works in France and created the DREAM lab within GeorgiaTech Lorraine, the French campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the CNRS UMI 2958 GT-CNRS.
DREAM stands for Data-driven Robotics for Environment Assessment and Monitoring. His research interest is the development of mobile robotic systems to monitor environments over long periods of time, in particular in environments where change happens over a wide spectrum of different time scales. Environment is understood in a very large sense: any place where a robotic system can move and observe, from an industrial pipe checked for leaks to various ecosystems.