QUT puts robots to work

The Queensland government is funding QUT to create the Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Hub

The state is kicking-in $7m over four years with $4m from QUT and another $6m from industry partner Urban Art Project and unspecified associates.

Last year Sue Keay from the university’s Australian Centre for Robotic Vision warned that while Australia is strong in robotics R&D, commercialising technology isn’t.

Which may be why QUT VC Margaret Sheil is quoted in a state government statement yesterday that, “the Hub will allow Queensland industry and research institutions to build the advanced capability that will enable manufacturers to be more competitive, bring manufacturing jobs back to Australia and generate new jobs here.”


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