On 18 August 2019, QUT Gardens Point campus showcased the latest in technology and robotics. From self-driving cars and Robowars battles, to dancing robots, tinker tables as well as a range of talks and panels from QUT researchers and leaders in the field.
Some highlighted events are listed below.
See how robotics technology is being used to help protect the world’s coral reefs.
For the first time in Australia see the elegant mechatronic walking legs installation by celebrated robotic artist Jim Whiting.
From robotic traffic cones to marine survey equipment, Firetail is a robotics start up that have taken their military grade robotics experience to tackle a range of challenges.
Be awed by Snakebot – the surgical robot of the future.
This event is sold out. Be sure to check out 70+ other events on during Robotronica.Why do robots even exist and what can they really do for us? A look back on where the idea for robots has come from, what they can do for us today and where they might go in the future.
Meet the specialised tactical robots that assist state police forces in overt and covert ops!
Check out legged robots that can sense the world, navigate it autonomously, and traverse places too dangerous and dirty for human work!
An experiment in human-robot social interaction, a swarm of 50 robots interact with visitors to demonstrate robotic empathy.
The unforgettable cyborg experience, part robotic dance party, part wake-up call from the future.
With the rise of the social media influencer, and the many who follow them, a self-perpetuating loop has been created existing mainly in a virtual space, accessible primarily through small glass rectangles. Meet the physical embodiment of this loop and the humans that have become hybridised into man-machines.
'ROBOWARS: Rebellion' will see combat robots from around Australia fighting it out to be crowned Australia's Sportsman Challenge Champion.
Cryptid is a 2.4 metre kinematic walking sculpture.