Navinda leads the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO. He also led the CSIRO Data61 DARPA Subterranean Challenge team that won the US$1million second place prize at the finals of this event in September 2021. His area of expertise is in robotic navigation in unstructured environments, focusing on legged locomotion. Before joining CSIRO in 2009, Navinda completed his PhD in Engineering at the Australian National University. He is a senior member of the IEEE, former Chair of the IEEE Queensland joint chapter for Control Systems/Robotics and Automation Societies and a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at both Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland.