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Storage
Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands
As companies seek to not only survive, but thrive in these disruptive times, many are looking to automated systems for their labour-strapped warehouses and distribution centres.
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Data analytics
Tata Consultancy Services and DeakinCo. tackle Australia's skills gap with new programs
These programs are designed to meet the growing demand of talent in emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and robotics.
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Artificial Intelligence
Robopreneurs to emerge amid pandemic triggered disruptions
Tech analytics company 5Jewels Research has predicted that robopreneurs will emerge aggressively amid frequent disruptions triggered by the pandemic. 
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ABI Research
2022 will see 452,000 mobile robot shipments, a massive increase over 2021
ABI Research's 2022 trend report identifies the two industrial, collaborative, and industrial robotics market trends that will deliver in 2022 -and the one that won't.
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Manufacturing
New robotics deal paves way for innovative industry applications
A new partnership between global robotics company Nexxis and Invert Robotics will see the new technology become available across multiple industries.
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The University of Waikato
Roadmap launched to grow New Zealand's robotics industry
"There is a lot of work happening in the sector in New Zealand but currently it is quite scattered and not very well connected."
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Ecovacs
Hands-on review: Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro
Ecovacs’ Deebot N8 Pro has wormed its way into my affections. I was initially unaware of a transformation gradually occurring, but by the end of the review, my heart had been won over.
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Artificial Intelligence
Five industrial robotics trends during times of digital transformation
Adaptability has always been a cornerstone principle for successful organisations. With the uncertainty the world has faced over the past two years, there has never been a more important time for this quality to come to the fore. 
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Robotics
OnRobot makes software debut with the WebLytics solution
OnRobot, the maker of plug-and-produce robotics tools for collaborative applications, has launched the WebLytics software solution to enhance productivity and minimise downtime.
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Tesla
Tesla's actually serious about the Tesla Bot
Many commentators are calling the Tesla Bot a late April Fools joke, but it looks like Tesla still wants to give it a go anyway - and it's calling for talent.
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Robotics
Hyundai Group buys Boston Dynamics as SoftBank faces mass layoffs
SoftBank purchased Boston Dynamics from Alphabet in 2017, also for an undisclosed amount. Four years later, Boston Dynamics has been sold again.
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5G
Think 5G for business innovation is out of your company’s reach? Think again
Today more than ever, Australia is seen as ‘the lucky country’, writes Cradlepoint's Gavin Wilson.
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Artificial Intelligence
GlobalData: Supply chains and the digital revolution
Companies are leveraging digital technologies in the supply chain to create new disruptive product offerings, services and business models.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
The Royal Australian Air Force, Konica Minolta, and a robot called SARAH
The Royal Australian Air Force’s number 36 Squadron is on a mission to understand more about how the movement of aircraft parts can be automated.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Robots in the wild – how COVID-19 has brought robots from the factory to the forefront
If organisations get it right, the potential global impact of robotics will be vast and exponential. 
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Internet of Things
Robot-related services powered by cloud computing to soar - research
The journey of the robot industry from one of individual vehicles and units, to fleets and larger systems, is being driven by its wider incorporation into the IoT ecosystem. 
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IT Automation
'Is that a robot herding sheep?' Kiwi startup teaches old dog new tricks
It's all thanks to a partnership between global robotics stalwart Boston Dynamics, a Kiwi startup called Rocos, and a robotic dog called Spot.
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Surveillance
Opportunity knocks for robotics in world of COVID-19
ABI Research highlights that while manufacturing opportunities are down, the worlds of disinfecting, surveillance and delivery are opening.
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Customer experience
Are businesses failing their customers? New research delves into customer experience
New research indicates that businesses are not meeting changing expectations, with only 17% of organisations in Asia Pacific saying customers rate brand experiences as fully satisfactory.
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IT Automation
Tauranga agtech firm recognised on the world stage
Tauranga-based agtech firm Robotics Plus has received worldwide recognition on the Top 50 AgTech companies, as ranked on the THRIVE Top 50.
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Workflow Automation
Humans to be working alongside robots in retail within 5 years - Gartner
77% of retailers are planning AI automation by 2021 according to new research.
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Robotics
Aussie company Advanced Navigation raises $20m to extend robotics research
The funds will lend itself to significant global expansion for the Australian-based business and accelerate research and development programs for transformative new robotics, navigation and sensor technologies.
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Robotics
Rebellious robots: the latest in robotic research
The latest in human-robot research is a handheld robot that is designed to try and frustrate its human counterpart in a bid to develop robotic cooperation.
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Robotics
No joke - researchers have created 'caressable' artificial skin
The 'skin' can detect gestures and touches such as tickling, caressing, twisting and pinching – as well as being able to detect users’ pressure and location touches.