Real World Futures

Meet the Robots

Date: 28 August 2018

Whether you think they are friend or foe, robots are now part of the future of every home, workplace and leisure activity.

The $12 billion a year impact of robots on Australia has been spelt out in a robotics roadmap, created by the QUT-based Australian Centre for Robotic Vision with the support of the Real World Futures program.  The roadmap shows current and potential applications of robots across every area of Australian industry.

Now, you have a chance to meet some of the robots which are already active in workplaces at a special event Real World Futures has organised in conjunction with the ACRV.

Meet The Robots is an after-work chance to press the flesh – ah, metal – with some of the robots active in QUT’s labs.

It is also a chance to hear one of Australia’s leading scientists, Dr Sue Keay, explain how robots will work to augment human activity.

This event will be in the QUT building that houses the robots and will include a chance to see them at work in their native environment as well as hear from the researchers developing the new applications.  They range from packing retail parcels to picking capsicum and performing knee surgery.

This is an exclusive event as the labs hold only limited numbers at any one time so early registrations will have first access to Meet The Robots and a chance to network after.

Meet The Robots will be held at QUT on Tuesday, 28 August 2019 at Owen J Wordsworth Room, S Block, Gardens Point campus and registrations are now open.  Register here.

28 August 2018
5.00pm to 7.00ppm
QUT Gardens Point campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane
Owen J Wordsworth Room, Level 12, S Block
Kathy McCabe
3138 1906
Register Here

Content sourced from QUT News Web Service.


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