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24Jul

Australian Robot “Cartman” Will Turn Logistics Upside Down in Amazon Challenge

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is competing against 15 other finalists from around the world in the third annual Amazon Robotics Challenge to be held during RoboCup 2017 in Nagoya, Japan from Thursday 27 July. The challenge showcases logistics robots that can pick and stow items in a warehouse, with teams from ten countries to compete for bragging rights and a prize pool of US$250,000. Centre Team members with Cartman Ten members of the Centre’s 24-strong team of researchers, sourced f...

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03Jul

Centre Chief Operating Officer Named as a “Superstar of STEM”

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has named Centre Chief Operating Officer Dr Sue Keay as one of its inaugural “Superstars of STEM”. Dr Keay was one of only 30 women from around Australia selected from more than 300 applicants in the first year of this program. Science & Technology Australia says the goal of the program is to help women learn how to speak about their science and inspire others to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “This progra...

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25May

Star Wars turns 40 and it still inspires our real life space junkies

It was 40 years ago today, on May 25, 1977, that Star Wars first burst onto cinema screens, and from that time the world changed for the better. Star Wars introduced the world to Jedi knights with lightsabers, an evil empire building a moon size planet killer weapon, a rebel alliance with X-wing fighters and countless cool droids that were often smarter than their owners. Writing in The Conversation QUT roboticist and Centre Chief Investigator Professor Jonathan Roberts says quite why Star Wars ...

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