26 September 2023

Robotics line up for pandemic needs

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Collaboration between the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDMIP), a university and private sectors is helping local companies meet supply demands during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Australia’s first Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub is a collaborative facility for the local manufacturing sector, led by the Department in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and Urban Art Projects (UAP).

Minister for Manufacturing, Cameron Dick said ARM Hub staff were eager to help more manufacturers overcome current industry challenges and fill gaps in the market, leveraging robotics, automation and other Industry 4.0 technology and processes.

“The ARM Hub is a facility for all of Queensland, and I encourage manufacturers from around Queensland to contact the team, take advantage of their knowledge and skills, and work together to take new products to market,” Mr Dick said.

“Just recently the hub’s robotics and design talents have been called on to assist with the prototyping of the OzVader ventilator, which was designed and manufactured here in Queensland.”

He said Hub staff were also working on strategy and technical capacity with businesses to ensure they were in the best possible position to bounce back successfully and keep employing once industry returned to normal operations.

“Businesses needing manufacturing support should get in touch with the ARM Hub to schedule a video call or teleconference to discuss their needs,” the Minister said.

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