MaskRCNNs for Object Detection

MaskRCNNs for Object Detection MaskRCNN is a region-based convolutional neural network, used for object detection. What makes this algorithm cutting edge is the ability to perform detections using a mask (outline of the object), not just by drawing a bounding box around the object of interest. By identifying each pixel related to the object of interest, a new range of applications are now possible. This could be rust, hire car damage or potholes in roads! Read more…

Flying COWs! Telstra’s Cell on Wings

Cell on Wings My colleague, Peter Jones, heads up Telstra’s RPAS program (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System). He showcased Telstra’s Cell on Wings at the MilCIS conference recently, demonstrating an innovative new approach to disaster recovery and telecommunications. Telstra’s Pulse Aerospace Vapor 55 Helicopter The Cell on Wings is an experimental prototype, in its second generation, focussed on the rapid recovery of Telstra’s network in the case of natural disasters, which may damage cell towers. The Read more…

MilCIS 2018

MilCIS I had the opportunity to travel to Canberra, and represent Telstra Labs at MilCIS (Military Communications and Information Systems Conference). I was joined by my colleague Peter Jones, representing the Telstra UAV program, as well as Telstra Track and Monitor, Readify (Telstra consulting company), and Telstra Liberate Your Workforce (Office 365). I demonstrated an example of the MaskRCNN, and discussed the pipeline of data capture from the displayed helicopter, ingestion into a big data Read more…

HALIA – Lightning Impact Assessments

Project HALIA is a joint project between Telstra, QANTAS and Microsoft that was showcased at MilCIS 2018. It was work on by my colleague Gagan Singh, who leads Media & Immersive Experiences (Mixed Reality) in our team. A colleague of mine, Gagan Singh, helped build and develop the application together with Readify, a consulting company within Telstra. The application is targeting at reducing inspection times of aircraft that are struck by lightning. If a lightning Read more…

Cruzr as an Usher

Cruzr acted as an Usher during a pilot trial for the Muru-D Golden Ticket Event. During this event Cruzr acted like an auxiliary staff member that actively greeted guests with maps based on the event agenda as well as helped guide them to the correct exits at the end of the night. This experience was created by Dhruv Divekar, a graduate in my team, as part of the Telstra Humanoids Program. The engagement with the Read more…

2 Day Ideation Workshop for Humanoid Use Cases

I was part of a 2 day humanoids workshop, run as part of the CTO technology team, focussed on identifying compelling use cases for humanoids within enterprise applications. It included representation from HR, Workplace Relations, Legal, Compliance & Risk and CTO Technology and Innovation. The first day examined the ethical, employee and legal implications whilst the second day focused on ideation of uses cases. The overall success of the week could be attributed to the Read more…

Confined Spaces UAVs

A colleague of mine, Peter Jones, has acquired an Elios inspection drone as part of the Telstra RPAS Program. He has flown some initial familiarisation missions inside some air ducts within the 242 Exhibition St Telstra building. The drone itself is quite unique to operate and requires different skills, training and risk considerations. High definition and thermal video is automatically recorded for post analysis along with flight telemetry. Powerful LEDs illuminate the scene. Peter will Read more…