News

Meet the Australian company giving robots a sense of touch

Meet the Australian company giving robots a sense of touch

Watch how Sydney-based Contactile is developing robotic grippers that can adjust their strength based on real-time feedback. Gripping and grasping, lifting and pulling: humanity has assigned robots all kinds of
Logo - The Robot Report

Commercializing tactile sensors for robot dexterity

I recently wrote about the need for tactile sensing for evolving robotic dexterity from toddler to adult. In the piece, I make a case for designing with tactile sensing in
Logo - The Robot Report

Evolving humanoid robotic dexterity from toddler to adult

Human dexterity refers to our skillful use of our hands in performing various tasks. But what does it take to be dexterous? Although we are born with specific hardware –
Startup Daily

UNSW reveals the 40 finalists in its new founders awards

The University of NSW – the place where Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes met – has announced its finalists for the inaugural UNSW Founders Awards. The awards, announced later
Logo - Robotics-World

Contactile Raises US$2.5M to Scale Tactile Sensors for Robot Dexterity

Contactile has announced raising $2.5 million in seed funding to develop its sensors, led by Silicon Valley’s True Ventures, along with participation from Flying Fox Ventures, Radar Ventures and UNSW
Leading women speaking out for women and girls to enter manufacturing careers

Leading women speaking out for women and girls to enter manufacturing careers

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s research shows that Australia is not taking full advantage of the industry’s potential and that is the full participation of the female labour force in
This company wants to make robots less clumsy

This company wants to make robots less clumsy

Robots can do a lot of things but, compared to a human, they are remarkably clumsy. This company wants to give robots the right touch. You have probably tried to
Leading women in Australian manufacturing ‘choose to challenge’ views about STEM careers this International Women’s Day

Leading women in Australian manufacturing ‘choose to challenge’ views about STEM careers this International Women’s Day

Australian manufacturing is transforming and is today one of the nation’s most dynamic industries. Yet, one metric proves that Australia is not taking full advantage of the industry’s potential –