Engineering

apocalypse

In this special Speaking With podcast episode, a panel of artists and researchers speculates on the end of the world due to artificial intelligence and killer robots, as though it has already happened.

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The first Australian satellite in 15 years, UNSW-EC0, was successfully deployed from the International Space Station, and UNSW engineers are working to make contact when it next passes above Sydney.

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Rebecca Morelle, global science correspondent for BBC News in London, is the inaugural recipient of the Ingenuity Fellowship, the Faculty of Engineering’s Journalist in Residence Program.

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A team of five robots and 10 engineers from UNSW will represent Australia at the US$5 million Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Competition, battling 24 teams from 11 countries.

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UNSW’s Mineral and Mining Engineering has leapt to 5th in the world and UNSW has 23 subjects in the top 50 in the latest QS subject rankings.

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Such an arbitrary move would hobble Australian industry at a time when companies are crying out for engineers to help take innovations to market, writes Mark Hoffman.

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The Composites Manufacturing Robot located at UNSW’s Automated Composites Laboratory uses narrow carbon or glass fibre tape to create custom composite parts up to three metres long. It is the only one of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

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UNSW is on track to reach its target of 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, after a record number of women received offers this year.

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Petra Quartullo from Caringbah Selective High School teaches violin to kids as young as five – now she’s hoping to add another string to her bow by taking on engineering and commerce at UNSW. 

Tata

UNSW and Tata Consultancy Services have announced an agreement to pursue research collaborations in areas such as machine learning, virtual reality, robotics, data analytics and cloud computing.

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