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Australia to set up first robotics manufacturing hub

Australia to set up first robotics manufacturing hub

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub becomes the fist for Australian Queensland project of that kind, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The state will welcome the unusual hub with a total investment of USD12.5 million, officials confirmed

Australia’s Queensland Minister for Manufacturing Cameron Dick hailed the partnership between the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Urban Art Projects (UAP) on creation the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub. For the state, it is the first such a hub, which could be the big move into the future.

“Few things are reshaping the world faster than the emergence of robotics and autonomous systems,” Mr Dick said and added that a Hub will further embed Queensland as a global leader in advanced robotics and design-led manufacturing.

The first ARM is able to connect the manufacturers from different sectors. Hub aimed at providing advice and guidance for engineers in aerospace, biomedical, beef and food processing, defence, mining equipment, technology and services, rail manufacturing and, of course, space.

The ARM boosts Queensland’s robotic capabilities

The Queensland authorities are proud of the new initiative that opens an endless perspective. According to the experts, the ARM Hub will provide practical production and manufacturing advice in a real-life factory environment. That support enables the state’s manufacturers to learn cutting-edge robotic technologies and techniques, and develop industry skill and expertise to apply to their own businesses.

Margaret Sheil, QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor, said that her institution was already boosting local robotic capabilities as the headquarters of the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision. Under such conditions, the innovative Hub will extend the reach of their expertise to the benefit of manufacturers.

“The Hub will allow Queensland industry and research institutions to build the advanced capability that will enable manufacturers to be more competitive, bring manufacturing jobs back to Australia and generate new jobs here,” Professor Sheil said.