Adept Canberra was founded in 2019, as the second branch of Adept. Adept Canberra strives for the same opportunities as all of Adept: to take theoretical university learning and apply it in the context of practical STEM projects.


Our projects are designed to facilitate hands-on learning, providing great opportunities for developing project organisation and management skills.

Adept Canberra currently runs two large-scale projects, as well as a number of smaller short-term ones. These flagship projects are the Adept Canberra Distaster Response Robotics Division, aiming to provide a low-cost semi-autonomous system for disaster response, and the Solar Drone Project, a team designing and constructing a solar-powered aerial drone.

Adept Canberra ensures all students are provided with support to pursue practical engineering and grow into industry-ready graduates. Projects are facilitated by providing:

  • Project management guidance
  • Connections between students and professional mentors
  • Financial support
  • Resources, including industry run workshops
  • Like-minded teams

The Team


Matthew Robinson

Deputy Director

Connor Kneebone

Head of Projects

Alex Ollman

Head of Finance

Douglas Thompson

Head of Programs


Head of Partnerships

Edward Cardew-Hall

Head of People & Culture

Noora Theeb

Head of Marketing & Communications

Jacob McNaughton

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Disaster Response Robotics


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