Mr Richard Bowyer

Casual Academic

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley (WS4.039)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Richard is a graduate of Adelaide University in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is a senior academic at Flinders University. Prior to joining Flinders University a few years ago, he worked for the Australian Department of Defence at Edinburgh. He commenced his 24 year defence career working on the Jindivik remotely-piloted target jet aircraft for Navy, before moving to working on electronic warfare systems, research and development for autonomous-UAV systems, and finally moving into a role to provide assistance to Australia’s Army deployed overseas. This included advice on communications systems and IED detection research. Richard’s research interests include multi-sensor data fusion, ethical autonomy, cooperative intelligent systems and safe emergent behaviour in autonomous systems. Richard has also been a senior adjunct lecturer with The University of South Australia and supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students at the three universities in the area of distributed intelligent control systems.


Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electrical Engineering (Adelaide University)

Master of Engineering Science Degree by Research (Adelaide University)

Nearing completion of PhD in Self-organising sensor/actor networks for battlespace situation awareness

Honours, awards and grants

Recipient of 20 Year Australian Defence Service Medal

Honour Roll, IEEE Foundation

Key responsibilities

Teaching Computer Organisation and Design Laboratory

Teaching Electrical Circuits and Machine Laboratory

Research into Autonomous Systems and Robotics

Research expertise
Autonomous vehicles
Distributed computing
Electrical and electronic engineering
Embedded Systems
Other engineering
War studies
Teaching interests

ENGR8802 Electrical Circuits and Machines GE - 2018 S2 TON

ENGR2702 Electrical Circuits and Machines - 2018 S2 TON

ENGR2791_ENGR8991 Electrical Engineering Principles - 2018 S1 TON

ENGR3701_9781 Computer Organisation and Design - 2018 S1 TON

Topic lecturer
ENGR2791 Electrical Engineering Principles

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