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At just three years of age, COTSbot – already the Grand Daddy of a new generation of ‘life-giving’ #bots supersizing an #IVF #coral recovery program on the #GreatBarrierReef – is now officially a #museum item. The world’s first underwater autonomous #robot conceived by Centre Chief Investigator Matt Dunbabin to control an over population of crown-of-thorns starfish is part of Queensland Museum’s Anzac Legacy Gallery, opening tomorrow (10 November) ahead of Centenary Commemorations of the #Armistice that ended the First World War. Queensland Museum QUT (Queensland University of Technology) #STEM #history #remembrance
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Far from a weapon, COTSbot is included in the exhibition as an example of how #technology dating back to the Great War continues to shape our lives. Sonar technology, which had its origins in the First World War, forms a part of COTSbot. The new, transformative technology of robotic vision, however, is this robot’s superpower. COTSbot is the inspiration behind QUT’s reef protector Rangerbot and, most recently, LarvalBot. Their purpose? To safeguard the planet our past heroes fought to protect. L'est we forget. 🏵️🙏
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At just three years of age, COTSbot – already the Grand Daddy of a new generation of ‘life-giving’ #bots supersizing an #IVF #coral recovery program on the #GreatBarrierReef – is now officially a #museum item. The world’s first underwater autonomous #robot conceived by Centre Chief Investigator Matt Dunbabin to control an over population of crown-of-thorns starfish is part of Queensland Museum’s Anzac Legacy Gallery, opening tomorrow (10 November) ahead of Centenary Commemorations of the #Armistice that ended the First World War. Queensland Museum QUT (Queensland University of Technology) #STEM #history #remembrance
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Far from a weapon, COTSbot is included in the exhibition as an example of how #technology dating back to the Great War continues to shape our lives. Sonar technology, which had its origins in the First World War, forms a part of COTSbot. The new, transformative technology of robotic vision, however, is this robot’s superpower. COTSbot is the inspiration behind QUT’s reef protector Rangerbot and, most recently, LarvalBot. Their purpose? To safeguard the planet our past heroes fought to protect. Lest we forget. 🏵️🙏Image attachment

Hold the front page! #Epic cover article in create (Engineers Australia’s monthly magazine) featuring Centre Chief Investigator Prof Michael Milford, his passion for biologically-inspired #AI and deep respect for #rats 🐀💓The Centre's release of Australia's first Robotics Roadmap also gets a mention👏🤖🌟 QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Engineers Australia Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) #robot #technology #science #car #drive #roadtrip #cool
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On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Michael steps up as something of a modern-day Frankenstein, driving AI to the next level, combining the “superpower” navigational ability of a rat’s brain with human vision.

He’s also busy leading projects on autonomous vehicles, not least being investigations with one of several autonomous and non-autonomous Renault ZOE EVs coming from France.

In the project with Queensland Department of Transport and iMove Cooperative Research Centre, Michael’s looking at how autonomous vehicle technology will interact with infrastructure in cities and urban settings.

In a novel approach, he and his team will drive thousands of km around Queensland, with AI the ultimate back-seat driver, determining if it could perform the same as a human driver. #awesome
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Hold the front page! #Epic cover article in create (Engineers Australia’s monthly magazine) featuring Centre Chief Investigator Prof Michael Milford, his passion for biologically-inspired #AI and deep respect for #rats 🐀💓The Centres release of Australias first Robotics Roadmap also gets a mention👏🤖🌟 QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Engineers Australia Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland) #robot #technology #science #car #drive #roadtrip #cool
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On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Michael steps up as something of a modern-day Frankenstein, driving AI to the next level, combining the “superpower” navigational ability of a rat’s brain with human vision.He’s also busy leading projects on autonomous vehicles, not least being investigations with one of several autonomous and non-autonomous Renault ZOE EVs coming from France.In the project with Queensland Department of Transport and iMove Cooperative Research Centre, Michael’s looking at how autonomous vehicle technology will interact with infrastructure in cities and urban settings.In a novel approach, he and his team will drive thousands of km around Queensland, with AI the ultimate back-seat driver, determining if it could perform the same as a human driver. #awesome

The best things in life are free? That’s the feedback on the QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Robot Academy 👉 robotacademy.net.au/; the brainchild of Centre Director Peter Corke. Just months after celebrating its first anniversary, the open online robotics education resource has clocked up a major milestone, attracting half a million page views 🌟👏 A big virtual 👍 from more than 70,000 users from all corners of the 🌏 In the month of October alone, use of the site added up to the equivalent of 60 days browsing 👀! The #Robot Academy 🤖 offers something for everyone, from single lessons to master classes, online courses and downloadable robotics and machine vision toolboxes. #qutrealworld #STEM #Technology #Science #AI #Learning #Cool
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Distinguished Professor Peter Corke said: “The QUT Robot Academy is an open, online, robotics education resource that provides more than 200 short lessons on specific robotics topics, including robot arms and computer vision, with courses at the equivalent of a second or third year university level.

“The fact that we are able to help people to master this subject material, any time of the day or night, and no matter where they are located in the world, is great news for the Robot Academy and it is also great news for the future of robotics.”
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The best things in life are free? That’s the feedback on the QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Robot Academy 👉 https://robotacademy.net.au/; the brainchild of Centre Director Peter Corke. Just months after celebrating its first anniversary, the open online robotics education resource has clocked up a major milestone, attracting half a million page views 🌟👏 A big virtual 👍 from more than 70,000 users from all corners of the 🌏  In the month of October alone, use of the site added up to the equivalent of 60 days browsing 👀! The #Robot Academy 🤖 offers something for everyone, from single lessons to master classes, online courses and downloadable robotics and machine vision toolboxes. #qutrealworld #STEM #Technology #Science #AI #Learning #Cool
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Distinguished Professor Peter Corke said: “The QUT Robot Academy is an open, online, robotics education resource that provides more than 200 short lessons on specific robotics topics, including robot arms and computer vision, with courses at the equivalent of a second or third year university level.“The fact that we are able to help people to master this subject material, any time of the day or night, and no matter where they are located in the world, is great news for the Robot Academy and it is also great news for the future of robotics.”

We're proud to say the answer is pretty #awesome! Quite simply, helping to put a smile on the faces of kids in hospital via Juiced TV. Hopefully you'll get a #giggle watching this epic story 👉https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrZU6rBBIbY
Psst: @chrishemsworth come and visit our Lab and meet the robots! Kids welcome too 🤖🖖
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Were proud to say the answer is pretty #awesome! Quite simply, helping to put a smile on the faces of kids in hospital via Juiced TV. Hopefully youll get a #giggle watching this epic story 👉https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrZU6rBBIbY
Psst: @chrishemsworth come and visit our Lab and meet the robots! Kids welcome too 🤖🖖

 

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#sharingthelove about the #sexiest world-first to ever involve #robots! QUT’s reef protector Rangerbot – the brainchild of Centre superhero, Chief Investigator Matt Dunbabin – has been transformed into LarvalBot, SUPERsizing an IVF coral recovery program on the #GreatBarrierReef. Read more: www.qut.edu.au/news?id=137688 QUT (Queensland University of Technology) Visit Queensland, Australia Great Barrier Reef Foundation Southern Cross University #technology #science #IVF #sex #coral

“We aim to have two or three robots ready for the November spawn,” says Professor Dunbabin of the Mount Everest of reproduction in nature or, in the words of Sir David Attenborough, the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’. Namely, the mass reproduction of coral that erupts each year on the Great Barrier Reef for just a few days after a full moon in late spring or early summer. Thanks to a collaboration between QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and Southern Cross University, funded by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, the coral ‘Stork’ bots of sorts will gently squirt larvae onto damaged reef areas to create new life. Professor Dunbabin says: “One [robot] will carry about 200,000 larvae and the other about 1.2 million.” What’s not to love?
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Transformational robotic vision research centre

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision is leading the world in transformational research tackling the critical and complex challenge of applying computer vision to robotics. We believe that the ability to see, to visually understand the complex world around us and respond to it, is critical for the next generation of robots that will perform useful work in agriculture, environmental monitoring, healthcare, infrastructure inspection, construction and manufacturing.

We believe that robotic vision is the key to unleashing the full potential of robots and fundamentally changing the way we live and work.

The Centre was funded in 2014 by the Australian Research Council (ARC), to not only conduct research in the exciting new field of robotic vision but to also build research capacity, develop the research and industry leaders of tomorrow, engage with the community, and to help people learn about robotics, vision and coding. We are establishing a vibrant international robotic vision community in partnership with four Australian universities (QUT, ANU, University of Adelaide and Monash), CSIRO and five international organizations (Oxford University, Imperial College London, INRIA, ETH Zurich and Georgia Tech).

The Centre is led by Director Professor Peter Corke (QUT), Deputy Director Professor Ian Reid (Adelaide), and Chief Investigators Professor Tom Drummond (Monash) and Professor Robert Mahony (ANU).

Our Centre focuses on 5 research programs:

SENSING – Robust Vision
UNDERSTANDING – Semantic Representations
ACTING – Vision & Action
LEARNING – Visual Learning
TECHNOLOGY – Algorithms & Architecture

 

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