We are pleased to announce the Australian Cobotics Centre is officially in operation!
The Centre is funded for 5 years as part of the Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Research Program scheme and is focused on collaborative robotics in advanced manufacturing.
Centre Director Professor Jonathan Roberts leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers from QUT (Queensland University of Technology)(where the Centre is headquartered), University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Swinburne University of Technology who will work in collaboration with industry partners (B&R Enclosures, Cook Medical, Weld Australia, InfraBuild, IR4, TU Dortmund University, ARM Hub (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing)).
The Centre aims to improve the collaborative robotics capability within Australian manufacturing by training the next generation of manufacturing leaders, researchers, and technicians with collaborative robotics expertise.
The research programs address both the technological advances and the human and design factors that need to be considered when implementing collaborative robotics. Through this research and its implementation, the Centre will support manufacturers in creating a digitally-capable workforce of the future and a safer, more efficient and globally competitive Australian manufacturing industry.