With ATRO, Beckhoff is presenting a new concept for robotics applications. This is a modular system from which the right robot kinematics can be put together extremely flexibly for any application.
A new partnership between the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Nokia will explore ways in which 5G technology can be harnessed to make robots better co-workers.
The CSIRO will contribute to global efforts to design a new capability called “Collaborative Intelligence,” reinventing the way humans and AI work together via the Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL) Future Science Platform.
Following a successful market-led proposal by local manufacturer, Stryker Australia, patients at Fremantle Hospital in WA will benefit from the Mako SmartRobotics system, which assists surgeons to plan and more accurately perform bone cuts and optimise functional outcomes in joint replacement surgeries.
ABB has announced a partnership with Silicon Valley AI start-up Covariant to bring AI-enabled robotics solutions to market, starting with a fully autonomous warehouse order fulfilment solution. BB launched a global competition in 2019 to assess 20 leading AI technology start-ups on their approach to solutions for 26 real-world picking, packing and sorting challenges. The … Continue reading ABB partners with Covariant on AI-enabled robotics solutions
Engineering students from The University of NSW (UNSW) will compete for a share in over $7 million in sponsorship and prize money at the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Competition (MBZIRC) in Abu Dhabi later this month. The event will focus on the role of robotics and artificial intelligence in smart city solutions, and include … Continue reading UNSW team heading to UAE for robotics competition
During the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos, ABB and Ericsson, together with Swisscom, demonstrated the potential of no-latency communication enabled by 5G for robotic control. At the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, an ABB YuMi collaborative robot carved a message in a sandbox that was replicated at the same time by a second YuMi … Continue reading Demonstration of 5G potential for robotic control at Davos
The federal government has announced it will provide $3.6 million to trial the expansion of a one-year Diploma in Applied Technologies across six universities next year. Developed by Swinburne University of Technology and Siemens, the diploma will be expanded through University of Western Australia, University of Tasmania, University of South Australia, University of Technology Sydney, … Continue reading Government funds training in advanced manufacturing technologies
The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with US-based company Maxar Technologies at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington DC. Maxar is a global provider of advanced space-based technology solutions, with significant global expertise in Earth observation and robotics and automation. The company delivers integrated capabilities in … Continue reading Australian Space Agency signs agreement with US company Maxar Technologies
Collaborative robot manufacturer Universal Robots has announced the launch of its largest robot to date, the UR16e, which features a 16 kg payload capability – almost double the previous maximum. The UR16e combines the high payload with a reach of 900 mm and pose repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm making it ideal for automating tasks … Continue reading Universal Robots launches its largest robot yet
MathWorks has released a range of new capabilities in MATLAB and Simulink, including those in support of artificial intelligence, deep learning and the automotive industry. In addition, R2019b introduces new products in support of robotics and new training resources for event-based modelling, and updates and bug fixes across the MATLAB and Simulink product families. MATLAB … Continue reading MathWorks announces Release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink
The adoption of new technologies in the mining, oil and gas industries has the potential to provide a $74 billion boost to the Australian economy by 2030 and create more than 80,000 new local jobs, according to a new report. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews said Australia has one of the most … Continue reading Industry 4.0 technologies to add $74bn to economy by 2030
Researchers from the University of NSW (UNSW) that are working to develop research and commercial opportunities in the fields of robotics and environmental protection have secured two new industry partnerships during UNSW’s Torch research roadshow in China. The delegation of 13 UNSW researchers from 8 schools met with more than 200 enterprises, technology transfer platforms … Continue reading UNSW secures industry partnerships in China for robotics and water treatment research
Will robots take our jobs? Or will they provide new opportunities for better working conditions for manufacturing workers? In his presentation at AUSPACK 2019, Universal Robots’ Peter Hern said the introduction of collaborative robots into firms is bringing the human element back in an age of machines and computers. AUSPACK 2019, Australia’s largest packaging and … Continue reading Overtaking Industry 4.0: the coming of the cobots
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
CSIRO’s Data61 has announced the opening of its new Robotics Innovation Centre in Queensland, a purpose-built research facility for robotics and autonomous systems. Fred Pauling, Robotics and Autonomous Systems group leader at CSIRO’s Data61 said the 600-square-metre facility would enhance the group’s world-class research capabilities. “The new centre expands our research infrastructure to develop highly … Continue reading CSIRO Data61 opens new robotics research facility in Queensland
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
Winners of the Maker Games at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) last year, team Arash, talk to PACE about the technology behind their autonomous naval ship hull cleaner. UNSW’s Maker Games 2018 completed its second year in October, showcasing the innovative projects of undergraduate students. The winners this round were Team Arash, a … Continue reading UNSW students present innovative robot solution for cleaning ship hulls
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