Automation Nation – Is automation inevitable?


The Australian Industrial Transformation Institute’s (AITI) if pleased to host the first installment in our Future of Work in the Digital Age seminar series: Automation Nation with Dr Navinda Kottege, Group Leader and a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Data61’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group.

Automation Nation: Is Automation Inevitable

1:30pm (ACST), 17 Feb 2022, Online (free)

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Australia is undoubtedly punching above its weight in robotic developments, but our robotics ecosystem is fragmented. Dr Kottege will discuss some of the challenges of the adoption and commercialisation of cutting-edge technology in Australia in the light of current capabilities. And how the collaborative sub-systems of humans and robot interactions means we should anticipate a future of work that includes jobs we have not yet imagined.

In 2021 Dr Kottege led the CSIRO’s Data61 robotics team as they placed second in the ‘Robotic Olympics’ – the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Subterranean Challenge, a global robotics challenge to send field robots into unknown underground environments. He will discuss the current state of robotics and automation and, drawing on insights from global trends, attempt to paint a picture of what the future of work may hold.

This discussion is for anyone interested in automation and the future of work in Australia.

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