Last week Chamberlain Group won the Manufacturer of the Year prize at the Hunter Manufacturing Awards. Brent Balinski speaks to its operations head in Oceania, Graeme Sheekey, about a recent robot roll-out.
By Angela Skujins The Australian finals of the international VEX Robotics Competition will bring more than 700 students to the Adelaide Convention Centre in December. The annual competition requires teams of primary and high school students to design and build a robot that can win a game-based engineering challenge supplied by the host VEX Robotics. Some 750…
Sydney underwater robotics company UUV Aquabotix (ASX: UUV) has won its largest ever order for its swarming, military, underwater unmanned vehicle. The $520,000 order is destined for the military in a ‘major Asian country’ – unnamed by the company – allied with the US and Australia. The submersibles will be utilised for harbour management and…
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub has been opened in Brisbane, supported by $7.71 million in state government funding over four years, and will provide advice and guidance on adoption to companies.
CSIRO, University of Queensland, Australian National University and Charles Darwin University have announced a partnership on a five-year, $5.75 million Responsible Innovation Initiative, aimed at addressing challenges presented by scientific and technological change.
It’s time for Australia to commit to the kind of future it wants: CSIRO Australian National Outlook 2019
Australia’s future prosperity is at risk unless we take bold action and commit to long-term thinking.
Chemicals and explosives manufacturer Orica (ASX: ORI) has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology called FRAGTrack. The automated fragmentation measurement device is part of the company’s BlastIQ digital blast technologies suite used to control blasting in mines worldwide. FRAGTrack uses binocular cameras and a 2D/3D image processing algorithm to capture real-time fragmentation measurement…
I’ve been working on a range of automation and robotics projects to help SMEs maximise productivity and gain efficiencies using technology.
It’s not a perfect measure, but unit sales of industrial robots give some idea of a country’s industrial might. The names of the top five buyers in 2017 – China, Japan, South Korea, the US and Germany – shouldn’t be too surprising.
Brent Balinski spoke to the Australian head of professional services company Genpact about the company’s recent report on artificial intelligence adoption and challenges.