Damith C. Herath


 Dr Damith Herath is an Associate Professor in Robotics and Art with the Human Centred Technology Research Centre at the University of Canberra. Damith is a multi-award winning entrepreneur and a roboticist with extensive experience in leading multidisciplinary research teams in robotics. His research focuses on both technical and cultural aspects of robotics. Teams he led in 2015 and 2016 consecutively became finalists and in 2016 a top-ten category winner in the coveted Amazon Robotics Challenge - an industry-focussed competition amongst the robotics research elite. Damith has chaired several international workshops on Robots and Art and is the lead editor of the book, "Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis" - the first significant work to feature leading roboticists and artists together in the field of Robotic Art. His robotics startup, Robological was named one of the most innovative young tech companies in Australia in 2014