robotics

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UNSW's Toby Walsh has organised a letter from Australia's AI research community to the Australian Government calling for it to support a ban on lethal autonomous weapons.

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With Australia’s recent election to the UN’s Human Rights Council, the issue of lethal autonomous weapons is even more pressing for the nation to address, writes Toby Walsh.

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New findings by UNSW neuroscientists represent a whole new way of looking at how our brains make judgements about the environment, and could have applications in telesurgery, prostheses and robotics.

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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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Foreign competition could force the Australian construction sector to adopt robotic construction processes both off and on site, argues Martin Loosemoore.

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Australia faces an artificially intelligent invasion in 2019, when hundreds of robots descend on Sydney to battle for coveted RoboCup world titles. 

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The problem of offensive autonomous weapons is complex and multi-faceted, and it is worth considering the arguments against them in detail, writes Toby Walsh.

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For the first time in 23 years, an Australian team has competed at an international ‘agility course’ for autonomous robots – and walked away with six awards.

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A giant robotic Pac-Man game with glowing LED adorned ghosts, designed and built by UNSW students, will feature in Sydney’s Vivid light festival.

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Some healthy competition between UNSW student teams has resulted in a clean sweep in an agricultural robotics competition held in Sydney.

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