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  • Man sits holding probes to a Mars Rover vehicle.

    A year with the Mars Rover

    Not many students get to say they built the Mars Rover over the summer, but that’s exactly the project Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering graduate James Barrett dived into last November and completed throughout his Honours year.

  • Man stands smiling in front of whiteboard.

    Future paths: ongoing learning and AI

    Globally, a lot of research is being undertaken in the field of Evolutionary Computation (EC), a branch of artificial intelligence (AI), where algorithms are inspired by biological evolution. EC techniques have proved extremely useful in identifying patterns and pulling out relevant information from vast amounts of labelled or categorised data.

  • A satellite flying in front of clouds and blue sky.

    New Zealand innovation headed for space

    A research collaboration between Wellington Faculty of Engineering’s Robinson Research Institute and USNW Canberra Space will accelerate the adoption of novel technology for use in satellites.

  • Smiling man stands in front of a whiteboard showing mathematical equations.

    The language of code: type checking for Wyvern

    Even for the non-technical, many of the characteristics of programming work are as most of us imagine them: precise, painstaking, and utterly dependent on accuracy. One of the ways programmers ensure this accuracy is through ‘type checkers’—tools that check for errors in code in the same way that we might use a spellcheck in a Microsoft Word document. How, though, do we make sure code is consistent if type checkers aren’t reliable? School of Engineering and Computer Science PhD candidate Julian Mackay’s research examines exactly this issue.