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Future of automation lecture

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte will be delivering a lecture on the future of robotics for The Warren Centre 2010 Innovation Lecture series.

Titled ‘The Robots are Coming: The robotics revolution in Australian Industry’, the lecture will look at large scale automation in the mining, logistics, agriculture and defence industries.

Professor Durrant-Whyte will talk about the success in the field of robotics. The past decade has seen substantial technical developments and investment in ‘field robotics’, in large outdoor applications such as cargo handling, mining, agriculture and defence; applications which are all of central importance to Australian society.

According to the lecture organisers, Australian researchers are leading the world in developing field robotics technology, both in the development of the fundamental robotics science and in its commercial application in key industry sectors.

The lecture will be held at the Sydney Powerhouse Museum on 8 June, at Brisbane’s Customs House on 10 June, at Melbourne’s RACV Club on 16 June and at Adelaide on 17 June.

Early bird registration ends 7 May 2010.

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