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Robot revolution will change world of work

24-03-2015 Robots will fundamentally change the shape of the workforce in the next decade but many industries will still need a human touch, a QUT Future of Work Conference has heard.

QUT creating the world’s Airports of the Future

20-03-2015 This airport is shaping the future of air travel yet it doesn't have a runway.

New world-first road safety work zone crash barriers to save lives

17-03-2015 New portable, composite, steel and plastic water filled road safety crash barriers developed by a QUT research team to withstand high speed impact will be manufactured by a Brisbane company and sold worldwide, reducing the severity of accidents and helping to maintain traffic flow.

Australian-first chair to shape the digital economy

16-03-2015 QUT will be at the forefront of shaping the digital transformation in Queensland with the appointment of an Australian-first Chair in Digital Economy.

Future farming ready for robots and big data

11-03-2015 Scientists and industry representatives at the forefront of the next agricultural machine age are meeting at QUT this week for the first scientific workshop of the National University Network Precision Agriculture Systems (March 10-12).

Do you see what I see? Meet the team giving robots an insight into being human.

09-03-2015 When it comes to seeing eye-to-eye with humans, Baxter is a roboticist's best friend.

Collapse of Brisbane’s inner city apartment market imminent

04-03-2015 Brisbane's inner city apartment market will crash in 2016, due to oversupply driven by belief in inexhaustible international demand.

How a plastic pipe could stop an inland tsunami and power a village

04-03-2015 With world temperatures rising, the prospect of inland tsunamis in countries containing glacial lakes, such as Bhutan, is increasing but QUT researchers believe they have come up with a solution and are inviting the public to help get their project off the ground.

Ocean research vessel returns from the ice edge with first-of-its-kind atmospheric measurements

02-03-2015 Scientists have commissioned Australia's first permanent ship-based labs to study the influence of both natural ocean emissions and human emissions on the composition of air over the Southern Ocean.

Opportunities for the next generation of science and maths teachers

05-03-2015 The STEM Studio is seeking pre-service teachers with a strong interest in teaching science, technology, education and maths to take part in a pilot project starting March 2015.


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