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Robotics

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Journal article

Robots in public spaces: implications for policy design

By reviewing previous public policy approaches to harnessing and regulating disruptive technology, this article considers how public policy could simultaneously enhance opportunities created by the presence of robots in public spaces, and reduce the risks of undesirable outcomes.
Journal article

Flexible and transportable robotic timber construction platform – TIM

This paper presents a new approach to robotic fabrication in the building industry through the conceptualisation, development and evaluation of a large-scale, transportable and flexible robotic timber construction platform – named TIM.
Briefing paper

Measuring value in new health technology assessments: a focus on robotic surgery in public hospitals

This paper draws on the experience of Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) in Queensland and the processes it undertook to purchase the Mako robotic system for hip and knee replacements and how it was implemented into a major public hospital. The case study...
Report

The robots are NOT coming (and why that’s a bad thing …)

This research shows that Australia’s economy is now regressing in its use of new technology, with negative implications for productivity, incomes, and job quality. The report's findings contrast sharply with the common concern that robots and other forms of automation will threaten future job security...
Report

The demographics of automation in Canada: who is at risk?

Just a few years ago, policy-makers became concerned about the prospect of many job-related tasks being automated using advances in robotics and artificial intelligence. In this study, Statistics Canada researchers, Marc Frenette and Kristyn Frank, break new ground, by examining the demographic and employment characteristics...
Report

Digital health devices in the Australian construction industry

This report contributes to the understanding of how digitalisation can improve health and safety within the construction industry by using real-world examples from construction professionals' experiences. It presents benefits resulting from the use of digital health and safety technologies, as well as potential obstacles faced...
Report

New Zealanders' attitudes towards robots and AI

Robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies have become very newsworthy around the globe (NZPC, 2019). The news coverage is overwhelmingly pessimistic – for individuals and society in general. But does that coverage translate into negative attitudes for the population as a whole?
Discussion paper

Space Infrastructure Fund (SIF): Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence Command and Control Centre - consultation paper

The intended aim of the centre is to support the development and operation of robotic and remote asset management activities in space. This includes robotic operation of on-orbit space assets and automated command, control and management of robotic activities on the Moon or Mars.
Report

Building a globally recognised AgTech ecosystem in Australia

Analysing the relationship between American start-up ecosystems and venture capital investment, and in particular looking at the impact that specialisation can have in building successful ecosystems, such as in St Louis (Missouri), offers insight as to how Australia can catalyse the development of the local...
Commentary

AI is here to stay. Now we need to ensure everyone benefits

Specialist machine learning and narrow AI could help us to start removing the “four Ds” - dirty, dull, difficult, dangerous - from our daily work.