James Trevelyan

Ending poverty - what engineers can do

TEDxPerth 2012
December 2012

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Ending poverty - what engineers can do: James Trevelyan at TEDxPerth

James Trevelyan discusses the important work that engineers around the world are doing to alleviate poverty.

James Trevelyan

James Trevelyan is the chair of Mechatronics Engineering Chair at the University of Western Australia and an elected member of the Council of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanism (IFToMM).

Between 1975 and 1993, James became well known internationally for pioneering research that resulted in sheep shearing robots. Along with his students, he then went on to produce the first industrial robot that could be remotely operated via the internet in 1994. The robot has been controlled by at least 500,000 people in dozens of countries. In 2002, he was awarded with honorary membership of the Society of Counter Ordnance Technology for his research on landmine clearance methods.