Fiction, reality and robot commonsense – A Q&A with Professor Ronald Arkin on his D61+ Live talk
"Robots are here and they will have a greater and greater impact on society. We need to discuss the manifold ethical questions they pose to society. Technological advances are outpacing our ability to regulate and legislate. Everyone is a stakeholder in this discussion so my hope is that more people will get engaged. It’s our future we’re talking about"
Amazon 360: testing self-navigation in a novel landscape
A brand new 360 video featuring our robotics
Media and Impact – Issue 6
June felt like the busiest month so far in 2018, for Data61 - below are some highlights
Spiderbot Vs Mars: Demonstrating how our bots find their way
Data61's Zee hexapod, designed for remote inspections, traverses the simulated Mars environment at the Powerhouse Museum. Featuring Ryan Steindl, Mechantronics Engineer at our Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT).
Lasers, legs and lidar: how robots are learning to see and move
Machines are blind when they’re born – we create them with only enough sensory capacity to do what they need to do. Your blender, for instance, can’t sense touch. Your washing machine (probably) can’t see, and your GoPro can’t sense heat.