Robotics firm recruits first grads

An international robotics company, RV Automation Technology, has launched its first Australian branch in South Australia, and is already creating jobs for work-ready graduates.

Among them is Flinders University student Jacob Kluge, who completed a 100 day work-integrated learning placement with the company last semester while enrolled in a Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics) (Honours).

He is looking forward to working with the likes of Raven Leung, Business Development Executive, and Ross Dellow, Sales Manager (Australia), at the company’s new Research and Development facility at Glynde.

The global company is a developer and retailer of autonomous devices and systems focusing on people-centric robotic applications which can be used to support future infrastructure, planning and smart city needs.

Lauded by Microsoft for its ‘first-of-a-kind’ technology, the robots have been adopted in various sectors including aviation, logistics, healthcare, property, hospitality, food and beverage, governmental departments and public organisations.

RV Automation is recipient of a State Government ‘South Australian Landing Pad’ grant recipient and is aiming to boost its team by a further five positions to 10 FTE roles across research and development, sales, project management and maintenance to support the expansion and growth of the business.

RV Technology also provides employment pathways to robotic engineer students, and is in discussions with all three South Australian universities to create further industry placement opportunities.

It will focus on delivering robotics solutions to local businesses and industries – including autonomous mobility chair, transporter, and food and beverage delivery – while investing in South Australia’s innovative Research and Development sector and further promoting advanced manufacturing in the state.

In addition, the company is undertaking joint research and development programs with local universities and aged care facilities to develop Autonomous Mobile Robots and Agnostic Robotic Control System to further  demonstrate the State’s robotics and smart-tech solutions.

Flinders graduate Jacob Kluge says he’s already helping to implement robotic solutions, including at a regional aged care home.

“I worked on developing and designing modules to work with the robots to perform tasks for laundry and food delivery,” he says.

“The designs were produced through discussion with the staff and management to ensure the modules performed their task correctly and to help the workers.”

Founded in 2015, RV Automation has footprints in Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, Shenzhen and Taiwan.


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