“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 »
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 »
Just a month after teaming up with drone startup Flirtey, NASA has partnered with yet another Australian startup: the space agency will be using Freelancer to design a number of models of tools that will be used by a humanoid robot on the International Space Station.
Imagine robots being assembled like Lego. A new Australian startup, Modbot, launched this month with the sole purpose of putting industrial quality robot building blocks into the hands of everyday inventors.