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Australia establishes Nationwide Robotics Technique Advisory Committee

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Ed Husic, Australia’s Minister for Trade and Science, appointed a Nationwide Robotics Technique Advisory Committee. The committee will assist to information Australia’s technique for rising automation applied sciences. 

The committee will develop a nationwide robotics technique to assist the nation harness robotics and automation alternatives. The committee will look at robotics from each business, from superior manufacturing to agriculture. 

“We’ve got introduced collectively among the nation’s main robotics and know-how thinkers and practitioners to information the way in which we develop and use robotics,” Husic mentioned. “Australia has loads of the important thing parts that may assist in the event of nationwide robotics capabilities: our folks, analysis and manufacturing expertise. And whereas we’re acknowledged as possessing power in subject robotics, we are able to do higher, throughout a wider vary of actions.”

The Nationwide Robotics Technique Advisory Committee is chaired by Professor Bronwyn Fox, the Chief Scientist of CSIRO, Australia’s nationwide science company. 

Different members of the committee embrace:

  • Catherine Ball, an affiliate professor on the Australian Nationwide College 
  • Andrew Dettmer, the Nationwide President of the Australian Manufacturing Employees’ Union 
  • Hugh Durrant-Whyte, the NSW chief scientist and engineer 
  • Sue Keay, the founder and chair of the Robotics Australia Group
  • Simon Lucey, the director of the Australian Institute of Machine Studying 
  • Julia Powels, the director of UWA Minderoo Tech & Coverage Lab
  • Mike Zimmerman, a accomplice at Fundamental Sequence Ventures

“Australian-made and maintained robotics and automation techniques have the potential to spice up native manufacturing, open up export alternatives and create safer and extra productive work environments,” Husic mentioned.

Husic additionally mentioned that the Nationwide Robotics Technique Advisory Committee will goal to develop robotic power whereas additionally creating human expertise in order that Australians nonetheless have entry to safe, well-paying jobs. Husic requested for the technique to be finalized by March 2023. 


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