Swinburne University of Technology and its industry and research partners have been awarded $1 million of funding through the Global Innovation Linkages Program towards a $3.5 million project focused on Industry 4.0 manufacturing of high volume lightweight composites. The project will use a world-first process for 3D printing of industrial scale composites in Swinburne’s Industry … Continue reading Swinburne gets $1 million in funding for world-first industrial-scale 3D printing process
A field robotics start-up based on technology created by the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics has received a $6.5 million investment from Australia’s longest running research commercialisation fund, Uniseed. Founded by University of Sydney Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, and 2019 NSW Australian of the Year nominee, Salah Sukkarieh, Agerris is … Continue reading Field robotics start-up receives $6.5 million investment
The energy management and automation company, Schneider Electric, has announced the latest version of its award-winning software, EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operation (PSO). Designed to provide real-time vision and control for timely response, this newest addition to the EcoStruxure Power edge control portfolio keeps demanding operations running with new levels of speed and situational awareness. Power … Continue reading Schneider Electric releases latest version of its SCADA software
The federal government is providing over $4 million in funding for eight projects in the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, focusing on robotics and automation. The grants under Tranche 3 of the METS Ignited Project Funds initiative will be boosted by a further $6.9 million cash contribution from industry. Minister for Industry, Science … Continue reading $4 million grant released for mining robotics and automation projects
Pilz Australia has been a leader in safety automation solutions for the past 21 years. Rob Stevenson, the company’s national sales and marketing manager, talks with PACE about where the company is headed in the future. Pilz, the German-based automation company, has had a long history of success and innovation in the automation sector. The … Continue reading Looking back and moving forward in automation
The Western Australian government will invest $3.7 million in capital works to improve training facilities in the areas of automation, cybersecurity, health, social assistance, and building and construction. The facility enhancements are to take place at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Clarkson and Joondalup campuses. Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) campus will receive a $356,000 upgrade to support the … Continue reading Automation and cybersecurity facility upgrades at Perth’s North Metropolitan TAFE
Automation technology provider Rockwell Automation has acquired the engineering software developer Emulate3D, whose products digitally simulate and emulate industrial automation systems. Emulate3D’s software enables customers to virtually test machine and system designs by using simulation models and emulation trials that test control systems prior to installation. Rockwell Automation will add Emulate3D’s technology to its digital … Continue reading Rockwell Automation acquires Emulate3D
RMIT researchers have developed technology that is able to detect emotions in human speech, enabling more natural conversations with robots. Current voice-activated technology used in virtual assistants is limited by its ability to decipher human emotions, causing it to provide irrelevant responses or miss the point of some conversations entirely. But a team of researchers … Continue reading New technology to help robots detect emotion in human speech
Scientists have developed a 3D-printed robotic hand which can play simple musical phrases on the piano by just moving its wrist. The robot hand, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, was made by 3D-printing soft and rigid materials together to replicate of all the bones and ligaments — but not the muscles or … Continue reading Researchers develop 3D-printed piano-playing robot
A mechanical engineering student from the University of Sydney has programmed a robot that can produce a traditional Chinese ink painting, a style known as guóhuà. The robot is fitted with two paintbrushes and a pot of ink, and has been programmed to paint small chickens – the traditional elementary subject of apprentice artists – … Continue reading University of Sydney student creates painting robot
Meet Product Sales Manager Darryl Blackeby – an expert in the vision and identification product range of ifm (such as sensor cameras). Darryl is inspired by how customers use ifm sensors and is always interested in finding new applications for sensors that can help businesses improve and increase their efficiency.
A MIT CSAIL system suggests that robots could one day be able to “see” well enough to be in people’s homes and offices. Humans have long been masters of dexterity, a skill that can largely be credited to the help of our eyes. Robots, meanwhile, are still catching up. Certainly there’s been some progress: for … Continue reading Robots can pick up any object after inspecting it
Beckhoff is well-known in the world of automation for PC-based control systems, EtherCAT and other sophisticated technologies. Talking with Christian Vilsbeck, editor-in-chief of automation magazine A&D, Hans Beckhoff reveals why he wasn’t taken seriously at first, why not every component has to be intelligent, and why digitization without a human touch will fail. Your passion … Continue reading Trust reduces complexity of digitisation
The Australian wine industry is turning to artificial intelligence to streamline its manufacturing. South Australian tech firm Ailytic has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program to significantly increase production efficiency by optimising machine use. It uses an AI technique called ‘prescriptive analytics’ to account for all the variables that go into mass-producing wines such as … Continue reading Artificial intelligence boosts wine’s bottom line
BlackBerry has launched the QNX Hypervisor 2.0, a real-time Type 1 Hypervisor based on QNX SDP 7.0, BlackBerry’s most advanced and secure 64-bit embedded operating system, enables developers to partition and isolate safety-critical environments from non-safety critical environments, ensuring that no critical systems are put at risk. BlackBerry’s QNX Hypervisor 2.0 creates virtual software containers, … Continue reading Safe and secure connected car with QNX Hypervisor 2.0
Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma.
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD.
NI has announced today the release of a new family of PXI arbitrary waveform generators with up to two channels and 80 MHz of analog bandwidth in a single slot, and a new 100 MHz, 8-channel oscilloscope that builds on NI’s expertise in high-density and software-designed instruments in PXI.
The new Hioki FT6380 and Hioki FT6381 are precision earth resistance measurement clamp-on testers.
Emerson Automation Solutions launched the Roxar Salinity Measurement System for the sensitive, accurate and real-time measurement of saline water in gas production well streams at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week.