Research

  • CSIRO and Boeing sign new $35 Million research agreement

    Our best research organisation, the CSIRO is getting a massive boost with a new 5 year commitment with leading aeronautical company Boeing. The two businesses have committed to continue working together on a broad range of areas of mutual interest including space sciences, advanced materials and manufacturing. This continues a...
  • Stanford use 6 microrobots to pull an 1,800kg car

    As often happens in science and technology, researchers at Standford University have observed the natural strength of ants and turned that nature into a man-made power. Ants can carry many multiples of their body weight and now we know there’s a way robots can do the same. A team of...
  • Microsoft Research create RoomAlive because video conferencing has failed

    Despite almost every new digital device (phones, tablets, laptops) shipping with cameras, the number of times you video call someone is still tiny in 2016. Part of the reason is that you can call from locations, like home, where you don’t have your game face on. Another common reason...
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    Ford will have largest auto workforce in Aus post-2017. R&D is the future.

    Ford’s Proving Ground is located near Geelong and is celebrating 50 years of operation. This test location is one of only several fully equipped Ford proving grounds in the world.  Today press were invited to the private location to celebrate the arrival of the all-new 2016 Ford Mustang, alongside...
  • Machines are now better at object recognition than humans

    During the first day at Microsoft’s Ignite, Harry Shum, Executive VP at Microsoft Research spoke about technology and where we’re headed in the future. One of the most impressive parts of the presentation was the section where he spoke about the developments in machine learning. For the first time,...