Robotics Australia Group Webinar
RAG was established in 2020, bringing together a network of more than 800 people from industry, government and research institutions, and is a founding member of the International Alliance of Robotics Associations (IARA). Interest in the emerging area of robotics has grown since the first Robotics Roadmap for Australia was released in 2018 by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, shown by the increase from 92 participants in roadmap consultation sessions in 2017 to 1,058 participants in 2020-21. The number of case studies submitted for inclusion in the roadmap has grown, from 58 to 100 and we have seen investment in the robotics sector increase over the last 4 years by $130m.
The original roadmap was a key driver for the establishment of both the Queensland Robotics Cluster as well as RoboWest (WA). Robotic (and drone) testing grounds are being developed at Neerabup in WA, and Cloncurry in Queensland, smart mobility precincts are being established in Joondalup (WA) and Redland (QLD), while Australia’s expertise in remote operations and robotics is recognised by two WA-led initiatives: AROSE (Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth) and SPaaRC (the Australian Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Control Complex).
The 2022 roadmap is one initiative of Robotics Australia Group, another being the development of a Robotics Venture factory, that will fully support Australian innovators in commercialising their solutions within our local market, generating local revenue, creating jobs and expanding our sovereign capability. In 2022 we plan to do even more and would welcome your feedback. Please join us.