IN THE PAST many people believed that implementing automation systems and particularly robotic solutions was only possible at large organisations.
Industrial robot technology is on the move, with advances in design now producing robots with human-like flexibility. Katherine Crichton reports.
WITH globalisation affecting the manufacturing industry world-wide, it’s no surprise to see South Australia in a period of industrial flux. Alan Johnson reports.
ENGINEERING students from the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at Virginia Tech have developed a bipedal humanoid robot using the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical system design platform.
THIS year has been a significant one for Tooling Australia, with the launch of Advanced Manufacturing Australia (AMAus), at Tooling Australia’s annual Dinner on October 19.
GENERALLY known as the month associated with Oktoberfest – the German Festival celebrating merriment and beer consumption – this year October is set to revamp its reputation as the month where safety, rather than intoxication, takes centre stage.
With a major skills shortage in Australia, the very technology creating a need for higher skilled workers is also helping to address it. Katherine Crichton reports.
HELD earlier this month, the latest information session for the contestants of the National Robotics Innovation competition, continued to further develop the skills of tertiary engineering students through the interaction and collaboration between industry, students and universities.
Frank-Peter Kirgis explains how robots are keeping companies competitive.
A MAJOR retail outlet currently offers a very cute robot manikin labelled “RoboSapiens –A fusion of technology and personality” with a $244.00 price tag. The reality in the manufacturing world is vastly different.
As part of National Science Week 2007, CSIRO is opening its robotics and automation laboratories in Brisbane for everyone to explore.
STUDENTS from universities across Australia have joined forces with top manufacturing companies to participate in the National Robotics Innovation competition, with each participating educational institution having the opportunity to receive a fifty seat site license of Robot Studio valued at A$100,000, provided by ABB at no cost.
AUSTRALIA’S manufacturing and technology event, Manufacturing Technology InFocus is to be staged at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, 24 – 26 July 2007
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