Robotics @ University of Auckland: We Bring Humans and Robots Together

We bring humans and robots together: From agriculture and manufacturing to social interaction, rehabilitation, and acoustics!

What's it all about?

The Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science (CARES) of the University of Auckland and the New Dexterity research team of the Department of Mechanical Engineering invite you to a hybrid event (both online and onsite) focusing on state-of-the-art robotics, automation, and biomechatronics technologies.

Online event page:

There will also be a live video through our Facebook event!

The onsite demonstrations will include:

i) a robot arm detecting and removing fruitlets from a model tree (Dr. Henry Williams and Prof. Bruce MacDonald)

ii) an intelligent robotic platform executing cleaning and tidying up tasks (New Dexterity)

iii) soft, wearable robotic exoskeleton gloves (New Dexterity)

iv) robotic and prosthetic hands (New Dexterity)

v) a large canopy sampling drone (Dr. Karl Stol)

vi) all-terrain robotic vehicles (New Dexterity)

vii) social and healthcare robots (Dr. Ho Seok Ahn)

viii) an automation kit for manufacturing (Prof. Kean Aw)

ix) a bioinspired soft robotic stomach (Prof. Peter Xu)

x) fully automatic industrial workcell using KUKA robots (Dr. Yuqian Lu & Prof. Xun Xu)

xi) retrofitting for cloud based and interactive robot control (Dr. Yuqian Lu & Prof. Xun Xu)

xii) connecting robots to a cloud-control system for task execution in cluttered spaces (Dr. Yuqian Lu & Prof. Xun Xu)

Acoustics Experience

The event will also contain an Acoustics Experience, involving several displays demonstrating the physics of acoustics and the research conducted at UoA. We will also run tours from the display location to the Acoustics Laboratories at 3 pm and 5 pm. In these tours we will present our "Acoustics Experience" within our unique facilities. Attendees will be able to experience the anechoic chamber - a room without echoes which we believe to be the "quietest place in New Zealand" - and one of our reverberation rooms, where the highly reflective interior surfaces of the room cause echoes which last for several seconds.

More details and the online version of this event can be found at the following URLs:

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You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Friday 31 Jul
3:00pm - 7:00pm

Free event
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