How many times in the past week do you think your life was affected by a robot? Unless you have a robot vacuum cleaner, you might say that robots had no real impact on your life. But you’re wrong.
Electric cars sometimes get described as “batteries on wheels”. A charged 60 kW vehicle could power a home, including its air-conditioning, for four or five days. The possibilities of “bidirectional charging” through vehicles are being taken seriously by Japanese automakers, and widespread adoption of EVs could eventually – and drastically – change the ways people use and buy electricity.
Listed Australian company Titomic (ASX:TTT) has announced what it says is the largest titanium 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle ever made, measuring more than 1.8 metres in diameter.
Listed metal 3D printer manufacturer Aurora Labs (ASX: A3D) has announced that it is a step closer to commercialisation of its rapid printing technology with the first live test of its pre-production RMP1 Beta Printer.
Fast charger company Tritium has opened a new R&D centre at its Brisbane headquarters to continue the company’s expansion.
The number of situations where Internet of Things solutions can do something useful is growing fast, as is the market for such solutions.
Adelaide-based technology and engineering company SAGE Automation is increasing production of its smart container deposit systems on the back of increased demand from Queensland.
The Australian space industry has received a $245m injection with the launch of the Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics, announced today in Adelaide at the University of South Australia.
Quantum mechanics is being used to develop defence technologies to protect Australia’s borders.
Deakin University researchers will soon test a new cloud-based monitor to track and optimise workplace comfort levels, with an aim to commercialise the device by 2020.