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Welcoming a new Industry Partner – Workr Labs

POSTED: 11 Jun, 2024

We’re delighted to welcome Workr Labs Inc. as our newest industry partner to the Australian Cobotics Centre! Led by a talented team including Ken Macken and Richard Pruss, Workr Labs brings a wealth of expertise in software-defined robotics and manufacturing.

About Workr Labs

Workr Labs is a forward-thinking startup with a mission to develop a software platform for industrial robotics that is both accessible and user-friendly for businesses of all sizes. Their innovative approach to Human-Robot Interaction streamlines task distribution and optimization, reducing the need for extensive expertise and making robotics more user-friendly. This aligns perfectly with our goal of integrating advanced technology into the workplace in a way that is intuitive and efficient.

The Importance of This Partnership

Workr Labs’ vision ties closely with the Centre’s research programs, particularly those focused on addressing human and design considerations that need to be factored in with new technology. We believe our collaboration will bring significant benefits, including:

  1. Enhanced Research Synergy: By combining our research expertise with Workr Labs’ innovative solutions, we aim to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field of collaborative robotics. This partnership will help us develop more intuitive, adaptable, and capable cobots.
  2. Industry Advancement: Our collaboration will provide our industry partners early access to new developments, facilitating the broader adoption of cobots in manufacturing. This means businesses can integrate advanced robotics into their processes more seamlessly and efficiently.
  3. Real-World Application: Along with our other industry partners (ARM Hub, B&R Enclosures, Cook Medical, InfraBuild, IR4 PTY LTD, Stryker, TAFE Queensland, and Weld Australia), Workr Labs will offer our PhD and Postdoctoral researchers fantastic opportunities to apply their research to real-world industry problems. This practical experience is invaluable for both our researchers and the industries they will serve.

Looking Ahead

We are thrilled about the potential of this partnership and look forward to the innovative projects and advancements that will arise from our collaboration with Workr Labs. Together, we aim to make significant strides in the field of collaborative robotics, benefiting both industry and the workforce.

Stay tuned for more updates as our projects progress! We are excited to share our journey and the milestones we achieve along the way.