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2021 AGM
May 20

2021 AGM

$60.00 - $110.00
Registrations Closed
Date & Time
20 May 2021 5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Sydney

Registrations Are Closed

Join us for the 2021 SAE-A Annual General Meeting & Networking dinner

We are pleased to invite you to the esteemed Mulgrave Country Club for the 2021 SAE-A AGM. This event will be a great opportunity to hear developments within SAE-A and network with fellow industry professionals. The formalities will be followed by a three course dinner and an address from two prominent keynote speakers.

Spaces are limited. 

Event Details

Date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM (Please arrive at 5:45PM for a 6:00PM start)

Inclusions: Three course sit down dinner with beverages

Location: Mulgrave Country Club, Wellington Rd &, Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 

Cost: Students: $60 l Members: $90 l Non-Members: $110

Keynote speakers

Ross_CuretonRoss Cureton

Director of Product Planning  PACCAR

Ross has worked at PACCAR Australia in a variety of Product Design, Development and Engineering roles for 27 years. His current role is the Director of Product Planning  - for both Kenworth and DAF brands. This role involves working closely with other global PACCAR divisions to deliver a stream of locally adapted new products and services to their customers. Australia’s Transport industry is unique and the market is the most competitive in the world, making this a challenging endeavour – especially given the rate of change in the vehicle industry at present. Aside from his PACCAR roles, Ross has also worked in research & development and motorsport, in small and medium size enterprises.

Presentation Details

Title: The future of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Heavy Vehicles

Summary: Heavy Vehicles present both unique challenges and opportunities to higher levels of vehicle autonomy and the increasing levels of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) being offered by vehicle manufacturers reveal what the road ahead will look like. Heavy Vehicles differ fundamentally from most passenger cars in a number of ways.

Saeid Nahavandi

Pro Vice-Chancellor                                                                        Director - Institute for Intelligent Systems Research & Innovation    Deakin University - Victoria, Australia 

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Saeid Nahavandi received his BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Control Engineering from Durham University, UK in 1985, 1986 and 1991, respectively.

Saeid is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor and the founding Director for the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation at Deakin University in Australia.


Professor Nahavandi is a Fellow member of IEEE, IET and IEAust. He has published over 1000 refereed papers and been awarded over 50 competitive grants over the past 30 years and holds six patents, two of which have resulted in two very successful start-ups (Universal Motion Simulator Pty Ltd and FLAIM Systems Pty Ltd). Saeid is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE).



Robots have started to play a greater role in our daily lives. The notion of human in the loop to human on the loop is discussed covering aspects of tele-robotics, tele-presence, haptics and autonomous systems research. Recognition of human intentions, planning and actions from multimodal signals in robotics and autonomous systems are explored. Several areas of application from manufacturing to military domains will be demonstrated. Major challenges are discussed in the journey towards full autonomy and the shift from human in the loop to on the loop.

Mulgrave Country Club

Click the map below for directions to the Mulgrave Country Club:

(There is plenty of complimentary parking onsite)


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