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Tesla’s Optimus robot is pretty meh, but Elon Musk’s knack for publicity does advance the promise of bigger and better things

- October 4, 2022 3 MIN READ

In August 2021, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the electric car manufacturer was planning to get into the robot business. In a presentation accompanied by a human dressed as a robot, Musk said work was beginning on a “friendly” humanoid robot to “navigate through a world built for humans and eliminate dangerous, repetitive and boring… Read more »


3 ways to robot-proof your career

- January 8, 2020 5 MIN READ

“Machines will be capable, within twenty years, of doing any work a man can do” – Herbert Simon (1965). As a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI), people ask me about the ‘robot revolution’, often with serious misgivings about how the future could look for themselves or their children. Considering the hype surrounding AI, automation and… Read more »


Australia just won a soccer world cup – using robots

- July 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

Professor Prokopenko’s with the RoboCup 2019 trophy. Photo by Luisa Low/University of Sydney. Researchers from the University of Sydney, in collaboration with scientists from the CSIRO’s Data61, have won a soccer world championship, but didn’t need a field to do it – the victory came in the 2019 RoboCup’s Soccer Simulation 2D League. The winning… Read more »