Dr. Catherine Ball is an author, founder, and ethics advocate working across global projects where robotics and new technology meet environmental protection. She is the CEO of an Australian startup working with the application of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) aka drone technology across remote communities, schools, industry, and citizen scientists, leading the call for discussions around the ethics of spatial data, aka geo-ethics.
Dr. Ball’s biggest passion is found working on projects that have a humanitarian aspect, ranging from the use of RPAS for emergency response, to recording cultural heritage, environmental and agricultural assessments. Catherine has provided strategic guidance on international humanitarian opportunities for the use of drone technology. Her latest book project, Gumption Trigger, is about resilience and grit, told through the real stories of award winning Australian business women.