The BOSS True Leaders Game Changers podcast series, produced in partnership with Optus Business, showcases some of the country's most ingenious and daring thinkers.
The four episodes in the series look at how scientific advances are reshaping health, society, education and technology, and examines how they are changing what it means to be human.
In episode one, Dr McKenzie talks about field robotics and drones with Salah Sukkarieh, professor of robotics and intelligent systems at the University of Sydney and Dr Catherine Ball, drone expert and co-founder of SheFlies, a program that encourages women and girls to enter careers in science, technology and engineering through flying drones.
Professor Sukkarieh researches and develops outdoor robotics systems and automation technologies that support local industry. He talks about some of the ways in which these advances will change how we grow our food.
Dr Ball describes how drones are already allowing us to spot sharks and monitor turtle populations, and reveals the myriad ways these remotely piloted craft can be used.