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From the world's first modular self-fit hearing aid, robots that write their own code, a virtual reality treatment platform for spider phobia, to an artificially intelligent shark detection system using drones - the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) iAwards program has unearthed outstanding Australian innovation for over 25 years.
Global honours are always reassuring and on that front, there was a lot that warmed the cockles of Australian hearts. Three of this year’s iAwards winners went on to win the Asia Pacific ICT Awards, or APICTAs. Two others received Merit Awards as Australia finished third among 14 nations at the 2012 APICTAs in Brunei earlier this month.
iSee is ”a combination of positive attributes of video conferencing and virtual environments, using real-time video instead of avatars,” says Prof. Farzad Safaei of UOW's ICT Research Institute and the lead researcher of the project.
Some familiar, Anthillian companies were among the winners at last night's 2009 iAwards, hosted by the AIIA. Anthill Cool Company Global Growth Award Winner 2007...