Lockheed Martin Australia has become the first foundation partner with the University of Adelaide’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML). The partnership will deliver machine learning research for national security, the space industry, business, and the broader community. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence that enables computers and machines to learn how … Continue reading Lockheed Martin partners with University of Adelaide on machine learning
CSIRO’s Data61 and Commonwealth Bank are trialling blockchain technology through an app that creates “smart money” to enhance the experience of participants and service providers in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This proof of concept project for the blockchain technology provides NDIS users with access to smart money – otherwise known as programmable money … Continue reading CSIRO and CBA collaborate on blockchain app trial
RMIT University is working with Altair Engineering to enable students and staff to use the company’s high-end engineering simulation design software. The technology is used by companies including Boeing, Telstra and GM Holden to reduce the weight of aeroplane and automotive structures, enhance the safety of Japan’s high-speed bullet safer, develop ultra-light bikes and drones, … Continue reading RMIT using Altair simulation software
The technology arm of the CSIRO, Data61, will compete in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Subterranean (SubT) Challenge, with the legged and airborne robot technology it has developed. The SubT Challenge aims to explore new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments. Teams from around the world have been invited … Continue reading CSIRO team to compete in US robotics challenge
Swinburne University of Technology has launched a new research hub focused on advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 at its Factory of the Future facility. The Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub will work with local manufacturers to develop digitalisation strategies for their business, increase their digital maturity and provide training to help them use Industry 4.0 … Continue reading Swinburne University of Technology launches Industry 4.0 hub
University of Sydney scientists have developed a chip that speeds up the time required for the transfer of digital information. With an ever-expanding volume of data now being sent around the world on the internet via fibre optic networks, increasingly complex digital signal processing and laser-based ‘local oscillator’ systems are needed to transfer photonic information … Continue reading Researchers develop photonic chips that speed-up networks
A new $10.9 million research consortium led by the University of Adelaide is exploring ways to turn agricultural waste into new products. The consortium, Agricultural Product Development, will bring together 18 partners to develop high-value products from agricultural waste, including nine South Australian-based companies from the agriculture and food sector, and another nine national and international academic institutions … Continue reading New research consortium explores deriving new products from waste
Researchers at the RMIT University are working with industry partners to investigate ways to integrate the mental states of air pilots with machine learning and decision-making. The Cognitive Human-Machine Interface and Interaction (CHMI) system analyses data inputs to determine the pilot’s state of mind and decide how much computer support is required to fly the … Continue reading New RMIT research explores pilot-machine interaction
The CSIRO has released a blueprint for the development of an economically and environmentally-sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia that it says will enable decarbonisation across the nation’s energy and industrial sectors. According to the CSIRO’s report, the National Hydrogen Roadmap, the ongoing maturation of hydrogen technologies – now moving from research and development to market … Continue reading CSIRO releases hydrogen industry roadmap
The CSIRO has created two new leadership roles, placing a focus on establishing further collaboration between science and industry. Ilona Charles has been appointed to the role of Executive Director, People, while Nigel Warren is the new Executive Director, Growth. The new appointments follow that from that of Dr Cathy Foley to CSIRO’s Chief Scientist … Continue reading CSIRO appoints two industry figures to leadership positions
As the demand for energy storage systems and batteries grows, so too does the amount of lithium-ion battery waste. Australia alone produces about 3,300 tonnes of lithium-ion battery waste annually, of which only about 2 per cent is recycled. The statistics is part of a new report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), titled ‘Lithium battery … Continue reading CSIRO: Australia could lead lithium-ion battery recycling
Swinburne University has announced the establishment of an advanced manufacturing research centres in Weihai in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, in a move intended to broaden Australia and China’s industrial and technological engagements. The Joint Research Centre in Advanced Manufacturing is a partnership between Swinburne, Shandong University Weihai (SDUW), Weihai Economic and Technological Development … Continue reading Australia, China broaden industrial ties with new research centre
The food and grocery sector is 30 per cent more valuable to Australian manufacturing than it was 10 years ago, according to new research by consulting firm EY. This is largely a result of Asia’s growing middle class and the demand for Australia’s produce, according to the research. The sector has been aided in recent … Continue reading Food and grocery sector driving Australian manufacturing
The use of blockchain technology in Australian government and industry would deliver productivity benefits and drive local innovation, according to a review from CSIRO’s Data61. Over the past year, CSIRO’s Data61 Australia’s data innovation group has engaged extensively with industry and government to deliver two reports on the regulatory, technical and societal implications of using … Continue reading Blockchain could drive productivity and innovation for industry
A University of Adelaide (UoA) researcher is proposing Australia use a “climate sharing system” to help solve the current power crisis. The architect of the system, Professor Mike Young, is Professor of Environmental and Water Policy with UoA’s Centre for Global Food and Resources. He played a leading role in creating Australia’s water sharing system, … Continue reading Climate sharing system could end Australia’s power crisis
Research from Roy Morgan has revealed that more than two thirds of Australians (69.8 per cent) would give preference to buying genuine Australian-made products. This feature proved particularly important for consumers looking to purchase furniture, beds and home furnishings (67 per cent). “It comes as no surprise that consumers are increasingly demanding authentic, premium-quality products … Continue reading Australian consumers want locally-made products
The Univeristy of Tasmania (UTAS) has secured a crucial role in the $50 billion Future Submarine Program – the largest defence procurement program in Australian history. The fleet will be built in Adelaide, however the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston will provide teaching and research to the manufacturers that will build 12 Shortfin Barracuda … Continue reading Tasmania secures role in $50 billion submarine development
NANOTECHNOLOGY and optoelectronics researcher Professor Chennupati Jagadish has been awarded Australia’s highest honour for his service to physics and engineering.
A RESEARCHER from RMIT University has been named one of the top 10 innovators aged under 35 in the Asia Pacific, thanks to her work in transforming flexible electronics into transparent stretchable devices.
A TIER-1 LED manufacturer will collaborate with BluGlass to investigate the application of remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) for LED applications.