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Newsroom Releases 2013 August Latest research on show at JCU’s eResearch expo

06/08/2013
Latest research on show at JCU’s eResearch expo
JCU eResearch Centre will hold an expo in Townsville tomorrow, which will showcase the latest in e-technology.

First published August 6, 2013

JCU eResearch Centre will hold an expo in Townsville tomorrow, which will showcase the latest in e-technology.

The JCU eResearch Centre supports researchers, JCU staff, and other organisations through developing customised solutions for web collaboration, sensor networking, high performance computing, and software development.

Townsville residents are invited to come and see the demonstrations, including:

  • The latest research technology

  • 3D printers

  • Research Services

  • Low-cost sensors

  • Drones

  • Blimps

One of the highlights will be the ‘Google Glass’ talk and demonstration. Google Glass is an example of the future of 'wearable computing' - a voice-activated, network connected set of glasses with a built-in display and camera. The glasses aim to be as configurable and flexible as a smart-phone, but in 'wearable' form. The project is currently under active development by Google for an expected release to consumers in 2014.

All residents are welcome and can participate in the seminars and talk with exhibiting industry experts.

Timetable

  • 10.20: Professor Ian Atkinson to Introduce the VC

  • 10.30: VC to Open Event, School Group to arrive

  • 10.45: Mark Robinson – Townsville City Council

  • 11.15: Luke Anear - Talk/Demo – Google Glass – School Group and others

  • 12.00: Library – Services

  • 12.30: AIMS

  • 13.30: Chris Lane – CoastalCOMS

  • 14.30: Ian Atkinson – eResearch Services

  • 16.00: Close

For more information about JCU eResearch, visit http://eresearch.jcu.edu.au/

Date: Wednesday, 7 August. Talks start at 9am, however best photo/film opportunities 11.30am – 12 noon (Google Glass demonstration)

Location: Eddie Koiki Mabo Library foyer, JCU Townsville. The activities and demonstrations will involve the whole downstairs floor of the library. There will also be activities taking place on the lawns outside the southside (main) entrance of the library.

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175