Dr. Alexander Zelinsky is a well-known scientist, specialising in robotics and computer vision and is widely recognised as an innovator in human-machine interaction. Dr. Zelinsky is currently Group Executive, Information Sciences. Before joining CSIRO in July 2004, as Director, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre Dr. Zelinsky was CEO of Seeing Machines, a company dedicated to the commercialisation of computer vision systems. Dr. Zelinsky co-founded Seeing Machines in June 2000, the company is now publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange. The technology commercialised by Seeing Machines was developed at the Australian National University where Dr. Zelinsky was Professor and Head of the Department of Systems Engineering (1996-2000). Prior to joining the Australian National University, Dr. Zelinsky worked as an academic at the University Wollongong (1984-1991) and as a research scientist in the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Japan (1992-1995). Dr. Zelinsky is an active member of the robotics community and has served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Robotics Research and IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, he also founded the Field & Services Robotics conference series. Dr. Zelinsky's contributions have been recognised by awards in Australia and internationally. These include the Australian Engineering Excellence Awards, US R&D Top 100 Award and Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.