In the past, robots have been most commonly used in tasks that are dull, dirty or dangerous such as mining, industrial, and agricultural applications. Although this will continue to rapidly increase in upcoming years, robots are also being more commonly used in a wide variety of applications to impact our everyday lives. Join us in this exciting 4 part webcast series as we walk through new robotics technologies and applications being used to create a safer, more efficient environment and revolutionise the way we think about the world around us.Whether you’re an expert in robotics, or just getting started, this webcast series will provide you with actionable solutions to learn, innovate and design.
In attempt to accommodate your schedule, you will have the opportunity to choose from 2 different times for each webcast, while still being able to interact with the presenter and other colleagues in your field of expertise.
Robotics Webcast Series
Fundamentals of Robotics
This webcast will explore the diverse landscape of robotics. From unmanned vehicle applications in academia to complex surgical assistants, the challenges faced in this rapidly developing industry are many. Come learn about how the next generation of embedded technologies, using graphical system design, are helping roboticists overcome these challenges to design, prototype and deploy sophisticated robotic architectures.
Sense, Think, Act for Unmanned Robotic System
Most mobile robots, including unmanned robotic systems and autonomous vehicles, can be characterised by three tasks – sensing the environment around them; making a decision based on a predefined task or the environment it senses; and finally, acting to perform a predefined task by adapting to its environment. From prototyping using the new out-of-the-box Single-Board RIO LabVIEW Robotics Starter-Kit, to advanced industrial deployment with CompactRIO, learn how graphical system design tools like NI LabVIEW are helping roboticists design sophisticated robotic architectures by seamlessly integrating sensors like Velodyne LIDAR and a variety of actuators with cutting-edge algorithms.
Robotics and Academic Research
Join local Academic Field Engineer, Hannah Wade, as she walks through some of the most advanced, useful and exciting robotics research in the top academic institutions around the world today. This will include applications in medical assist research, bridge inspection systems, underwater crawlers and numerous other areas of cutting edge research. Come learn about exciting innovations from leading research experts such as Dr. Omerdic from the University of Limerick, Martin Levesley from the University of Leeds, Professors Wick and Hong from Virginia Tech and Professor Bewley from University of California at San Diego.
The Future of Robotics
The final webcast in this series will address some of the challenges faced by roboticists including the biggest challenge: the need for powerful software to design their autonomous systems - software that is not unique to a particular robot or task, that is open enough to incorporate existing algorithms, and that is powerful enough to solve problems we do not yet understand today. Come learn why a doctorate in robotics might not be needed to build robots and how you can benefit from powerful design tools and develop sophisticated robots with elegant simplicity.