Robotics Australia Network
We see this as an opportunity to provide Australia with new employment opportunities, high-value global skills and capabilities, and technological sovereignty. We aspire to see an Australian robotics industry that will support the strength and competitiveness of our domestic industries; including mining, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, avionics, defence, and many more.
The network includes:
Representatives from industry, research, government, start-ups, investment, education, policy, law, and ethics who are passionate about building a robust and world-class ecosystem for robotics for the greater benefit of Australia.
The network has four main objectives:
Promote and facilitate the creation of a robotics manufacturing and technology industry in Australia.
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Support existing Australian robotics and automation companies and encourage collaboration.
Develop and foster a positive social narrative in Australia around robotics.
“Whilst the network will have a national focus; it will collaborate with or create state-based representatives who will seed the development of technology clusters and research hubs, in both metropolitan and regional areas. This will support local input into the robotics supply chain. A measure of the network’s success will be the diversity and strength of the Australian Robotics ecosystem and uptake of robotic technology by industry. “
– Dr Sue Keay
History of RAN
We are building a National Robotics Network.
As interest grew from other parties since the SWA inception, a new meeting was proposed to gather all those interested in discussing SWA’s future direction with a view of it serving as a National Robotics Network.
As a result, over 60 people met face-to-face at CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) on 27 November 2019 – joined by more than 30 others via web conference – to learn and discuss the creation of an independent National Robotics Network.