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16 Mar 2023

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction March 13-16, 2023 Stockholm, SE

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Stine Johansen was at the IEEE Human Robot Interaction Conference this week where she presented her paper, Illustrati...

16 Mar 2023

ARTICLE: Try-a-Trade, Gladstone

By Melinda Laundon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Jacqueline Greentree, PhD Researcher, Human-Robot Workforce Program, Australian Cobotics Centre ...

15 Mar 2023

Meet our E.P.I.C. Researcher, Dr Melinda Laundon

The Australian Cobotics Centre has some incredibly E.P.I.C. researchers. Each month we will be profiling a different researcher. Dr Melinda Laundon is...

13 Mar 2023

QUT’s Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES)

The Centre has been lucky enough to have two undergraduate students from QUT, Sabrin Daniel and Melanie Lay, working on projects with us over the last...

13 Mar 2023

Changes to QUT’s Chief Investigators

We'd like to officially welcome our newly appointed Chief Investigator, Müge Belek Fialho Teixeira to our Centre. Muge will be replacing Anjali who ...

09 Mar 2023

ARTICLE: Human-Robot Collaboration Challenges and Opportunities in Australia

At the 2022 annual Australian conference for the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group, OzCHI, 20 researchers from leading Australian robo...

08 Mar 2023

The Australian “The rise of AI is shaking up the world of work”, Dr Penny Williams

Research Program Lead Dr Penny Williams featured in The Australian today in an article entitled, "The rise of AI is shaking up the world of work",...

06 Mar 2023

New PhD Researcher, Akash Hettiarachchi

Welcome to Akash Hettiarachchi! Akash is a PhD researcher in the Centre, working with our Human Robot Workforce program based at QUT (Queensland Uni...

02 Mar 2023

ARTICLE: A Very Brief Introduction to Socio-technical Systems: And How They Will Impact Our Future Robot Interactions.

Technology permeates all aspects of modern society, from using social media to communicate with friends to relying on machine automation for mundane t...

23 Feb 2023

New PhD Researcher, James Dwyer

Welcome to our newest PhD Researcher, James Dwyer based at QUT (Queensland University of Technology)! James is joining our Human Robot Interaction ...

22 Feb 2023

Robotic Vision Summer School: An Overview from our PhD Researchers

The Robotics Vision Summer School (RVSS) is an annual event that brings together researchers and students from all over the world to learn about the l...

16 Feb 2023

ICRA 2023 – Accepted Papers from The Australian Cobotics Centre

Australian Cobotics Centre researchers have three papers accepted for publication at the upcoming International Conference on Robotics and Automation ...

13 Feb 2023

New PhD Researcher, Munia Ahamed

Our Quality Assurance and Compliance research program has a new PhD Researcher, Munia Ahamed. Munia is supervised by Lee Clemon and is based at UTS...

09 Feb 2023

2023 Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference

On 8th February, Postdoctoral Reesearch Fellow, Dr Melinda Laundon presented on Cobots at the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Austral...

09 Feb 2023

Jobs Queensland and Australian Cobotics Centre Report Launch

On Tuesday 7th February, Jobs Queensland and the Australian Cobotics Centre officially launched their joint report, Advancing Manufacturing: Exploring...

01 Feb 2023

New PhD Researcher – Fikre Gebremeskel

Welcome to our newest PhD Researcher, Fikre Gebremeskel based at UTS Tech Lab! Fikre is joining our Designing Socio-Technical Robotic Systems pro...

15 Dec 2022

Australian Cobotics Centre Launch – Project Demonstrations

The key to success for the Centre is in our collaboration across disciplines and with our industry partners. Our demonstrations showcased this and ...

08 Dec 2022

ACRA 2022 Papers and Award Winners!

Australian Cobotics Centre researchers presented a number of papers and won a number of awards at the recent 2022 ACRA conference. The Centre had t...

07 Dec 2022

‘Cobotic Improvisation’ project performance

The ARM Hub (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) co-hosted a performance event with a difference as part of the official launch of the Australian Cob...

07 Dec 2022

2022 Australasian Conference for Robotics & Automation

The Australian Cobotics Centre hosted the 2022 Australasian Conference for Robotics & Automation (ACRA) from 6-8th December. Held at QUT's Gard...

06 Dec 2022

The Australian Cobotics Centre Official Launch

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Richard Johnson, today officially launched the ARC Training Centre for C...

02 Dec 2022

Welcome to our postdoc, Anushani Bibile

Anushani Bibile is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Quality Assurance and Compliance research program at the Australian Cobotics Centre. She sta...

30 Nov 2022

Welcome to our new PhD researcher, Nisar Channa

Welcome to Nisar Channa, our latest PhD researcher at QUT working in the Human-Robot Workforce program. He received his Master of Science (Manageme...

29 Nov 2022

‘Human-Computer Interaction’ OzCHI workshop

Australian Cobotics Centre and CSIRO's Data61 researchers ran a workshop at OzCHI on 29th November. The workshop, held at The Australian National Un...

21 Nov 2022

PhD research into process optimisation at B&R Enclosures

Associate PhD researcher, Ruba Al-zqebah from UTS, visited B & R Enclosures last week to conduct some observations as part of her research around ...

21 Nov 2022

Shorts project features in Industry Update

Centre Director, Prof Jonathan Roberts and InfraBuild's Industry 4.0 Lead, Andrew Thomas were recently interviewed by Industry Update about the Shorts...

12 Nov 2022

Centre researchers present at QUT’s Centre for Biomedical Technologies Conference

Some of our Centre's researchers presented at the Centre for Biomedical Technologies 2022 Conference. The presentations focused on the Centre's T...

09 Nov 2022

Innovative Manufacturing CRC Celebrations

The Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) is coming to a close at the end of the year and to celebrate, they held a project showcase to highlight the...

09 Nov 2022

QUT’s Design Robotics Team wins AFR Industry Engagement award

[caption id="attachment_444" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jared Donovan[/caption] Congratulations to QUT's Design Robotics team for winning The A...

02 Nov 2022

Welcome to new PhD Researcher, Nadimul Haque

Welcome to our newest PhD researcher from UTS Robotics Institute, Nadimul Haque. Nadimul is supervised by Teresa Vidal Calleja and leads a research...

09 Oct 2022

Teresa Vidal-Calleja – 2022 Women in Robotics you need to know about

Congratulations to our Research Program co-Lead, Teresa Vidal Calleja who has been named as one of 2022's Women in Robotics You Need to Know About. ...

03 Oct 2022

Welcome to new PhD researcher, Jacqueline Greentree

The ACC has welcomed a new PhD Researcher, Jacqueline Greentree. Jacqueline is based at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and is part of th...

22 Sep 2022

ACC at the Modern Manufacturing Expo

Last week some of our team from UTS Tech Lab (Teresa Vidal Calleja, Marc Carmichael and Matthias Guertler) attended the Modern Manufacturing Exp...

20 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Dr Penny Williams on her ARC DECRA grant

Dr Penny Williams has been awarded an ARC DECRA grant for her project ‘Automated People Management: When algorithms manage employees’. The $...

19 Sep 2022

Highly commended award for Dr Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira

Associate Investigator, Dr Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira was highly commended in the Digital Mover and Shaker Award category at the recent 2022 Women in ...

16 Sep 2022

New PhD scholarship with CSIRO available

We are pleased to announce a new scholarship for the Centre that is funded by and also a part of CSIRO's Collaborative Intelligence Future Science Pla...

12 Sep 2022

Our first year: Industry placements

Continuing our celebration of 1 year in operation, today we are looking at one of the key elements of the Centre – the 12 month industry placement t...

09 Sep 2022

Meer our E.P.I.C. Researchers: Associate Professor Mats Isaksson

Recently we interviewed one of our E.P.I.C. researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, Associate Professor Mats Isaksson, co-Lead of the ‘...

07 Sep 2022

Our first year: Cobotic Welding

Centre Chief Investigator, Prof Will Browne is leading a cobotic welding project with two of his undergraduate students and the Centre's Engineers fro...

07 Sep 2022

Our first year: Shorts Project

Continuing our celebration of 1 year in operation, today we are looking at one of the first projects of the Centre – the Shorts project with InfraBu...

31 Aug 2022

Celebrating our 1st Year of Operation!

Today marks the completion of our first year of operation! Over the past year, we've spent a lot of time understanding the challenges of our indust...

17 Aug 2022

B & R Enclosures Workshop and Staff Survey

On 25th July and 8th August,  researchers from the Centre (Glenda Caldwell, Greg Hearn, Penny Williams, Stine Johansen, Melinda Laundon and Alan Burd...

30 Jun 2022

Weld Australia Magazine – Members survey

In early 2022, the Australian Cobotics Centre conducted a survey of Weld Australia members about their workforce and technology challenges. This feedb...

20 Jun 2022

SAGE Prize for Innovation/Excellence awarded to Centre’s researchers

Congratulations to our 'Human-Robot Workforce' researchers, co-lead Dr Penny Williams and Chief Investigator Prof Paula McDonald on being awarded the ...

16 Jun 2022

Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) Residency at ARM Hub and Cobotics Centre

We are pleased to announce that the ARM Hub (and Australian Cobotics Centre) will be hosting Dr Steph Hutchison through an Australian Network for A...

15 Jun 2022

Meet our E.P.I.C. Researcher, Associate Professor Glenda Caldwell

[caption id="attachment_1263" align="alignleft" width="231"] Associate Professor Glenda Caldwell[/caption] The Australian Cobotics Centre has some ...

10 Jun 2022

17th International DESIGN Festival paper published

A Life-Cycle Framework to Manage Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange in Open Organisation   We are very proud to announce the Centre's first...

05 Jun 2022

Changes to our Swinburne Chief Investigators

We are sad to announce the departure of two of our Program co-Leads from Swinburne University of Technology. Professor XiaoQi Chen is mov...

30 May 2022

Welcome to our first PhD Researchers!

We would like to officially welcome our first PhD students to the Centre. Baris Balci, is based at QUT and his project is part of the Biomimic Cobots...

27 May 2022

What has Star Wars influenced over the last 45 years

Centre Director, Professor Jonathan Roberts, spoke with Sirine Demachkie on Weekend Evenings on ABC Radio about the influence of Star Wars. Jonatha...

21 Apr 2022

QUT robotics researchers have a new robotic best friend

The Australian Cobotics Centre's Associate PhD Student, Marisa Bucolo, was recently featured in the Queensland University of Technology News as one of...

14 Apr 2022

Collaborative Robotics: Helping to create a safer workplace and more engaged workforce

Cobotics can help create safer working environments for people. This is particularly important within Australian manufacturing, an industry with one o...

03 Mar 2022

Happy World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development!

Happy World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development! Today we recognise and celebrate the contribution of engineers and the importance their wo...

17 Feb 2022

Dr Sean Gallagher on ABC Radio Melbourne: Presenteeism and Burnout

Chief Investigator Dr Sean Gallagher featured on ABC Radio Melbourne's lunchtime program with Jacinta Parsons on 17th February. He talked about presen...

04 Feb 2022

Current Developments in Medical Robotics seminar from Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute

Join one of the Centre's Chief Investigators, Dr. Mats Isaksson on 15th February to hear him talk about current developments within Medical Robots. ...

22 Dec 2021

Thank you for an E.P.I.C 2021!

​As we approach the end of 2021, we often take stock of the year that has just passed. We look back on the successes, look for opportunities to enha...

08 Dec 2021

Teresa Vidal-Calleja on ‘Let’s Talk Robotics’ podcast

Our Biomimic Cobots program co-lead, the amazing Teresa Vidal Calleja (Associate Professor at UTS Robotics Institute) featured in today's episode of "...

07 Dec 2021

Editorial feature in AU Manufacturing’s ‘Leadership in Factory Automation’ series

The Australian Cobotics Centre features in the latest editorial series of Au Manufacturing!  Au Manufacturing is the news and analysis website...

18 Nov 2021

Let’s talk robotics with Professor Jonathan Roberts

Centre Director, Jonathan Roberts featured in the latest episode of  "Let's talk robotics" by Nicci Rossouw from Expatec. The robotics capability ...

17 Nov 2021

Prestigious Academy of Social Sciences recognises Professor Paula McDonald

The Australian Cobotics Centre congratulates Professor Paula McDonald who has been newly elected as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Scien...

12 Nov 2021

Human Robot Interaction at the Centre for Biomedical Technologies 2021 conference

Centre Director, Jonathan Roberts  was joined by Human-Robot-Interaction Program co-lead, Jared Donovan and industry partner, Cook Medical's Alex Bud...

11 Oct 2021

Australian Welding Magazine features the Australian Cobotics Centre!

The Australian Cobotics Centre features in the latest edition of Australian Welding Magazine, the Official Journal of Weld Australia!  Weld Au...

13 Sep 2021

“Robots create jobs” – ARM Hub visit to Mackay

Centre Director Jonathan Roberts and Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing  (ARM) Hub CEO Cori Stewart recently visited the Resources Centre of Excell...

07 Sep 2021

We’re hiring Postdoctoral Research Fellows!

We're hiring! We are currently recruiting for postdoctoral Research Fellows (LEVB) to work across each of our five research programs across our three...

31 Aug 2021

The Australian Cobotics Centre is officially in operation!

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 R...

16 Aug 2021

Congratulations to our Researchers for recent promotions!

Congratulations to the Australian Cobotics Centre Chief Investigators and Research Program Co-Leads Jared Donovan and Matthias Guertler on their recen...

31 May 2021

Safe Work NSW tender awarded to UTS team

Congratulations to Chief Investigator Matthias Guertler and the team from UTS!  They have been awarded a tender from The NSW Centre for Work Health...

31 May 2021

Swinburne’s “Peak Human Workplace” report launched

In April, the Centre for the New Workforce in Swinburne launched their latest research, Peak Human Workforce report in learning and collaboration in...

31 Jul 2020

Funding announced for ARC Training Centre

A research team lead by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has received $4.9 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for a new t...