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Professor Nigel Spooner is digging deep for science.

Professor Nigel Spooner is digging deep for science.

Defence scientist Ricardo Cannizzaro.

DST robotics specialist Ricardo Cannizzaro is using a unique indoor flight lab to integrate and test new algorithms, hardware and sensors on small uninhabited aircraft systems (UAS).

Seakeeping analysis is the knowledge of how ships behave in waves.

The journey of a unique piece of software developed by DST scientists has taken a new turn.

Dr William Schonberg, Professor of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been working closely with DST Scientists.

DST graduates Cassandra Heffernan and Tom Fahy were recently introduced to the world of defence science experimentation.

The rise of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems provides an opportunity to make Defence operations more effective, while presenting unique ethical and legal challenges.

DST's human performance researchers Dr Susannah Whitney and Phil Temby have joined forces with two West Australian universities to study individual and team performance in the Australian Army.