Posts for August 2017

Robot sculpture, coming to a gallery near you

Two weeks ago, in an industrial shed in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, a team of engineers installed a large, orange robot arm. It was a standard industrial robot arm, but it was not going to be used for standard purposes. The robot’s job would be to carve moulds for the casting of large-scale, metal…

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Designing robots that see

Meet the first in a new wave of robots that will revolutionise manufacturing among Australia’s small to medium size enterprises – creating more jobs locally. For more than 40 years robots have been the workhorses for manufacturing giants – inflexible machines pre-programmed to perform one task repeatedly in a highly-controlled environment like an assembly line….

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Queenslanders in Conversation: are smart cities for everyone?

What makes a city ‘smart’ and how do we build one that works for everyone? How can Queensland use technology to improve liveability, increase productivity and enhance citizenship engagement? In the third Queenslanders in Conversation talk for 2017, ABC Radio Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine facilitates a conversation between high profile panellists, audience members and online viewers….

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Design Robotics

QUT Design Lab & Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in DESIGN and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in ROBOTIC VISION as part of the Design Robotics IMCRC project. Robotic technology has been successfully used in repetitive manufacturing by large enterprises for decades. The opportunity for future advanced manufacturing is to use robotic vision…

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