Robotics and Computer Vision Roadmap
A Robotics and Computer Vision Roadmap for Australia
Mining3 will be participating in the development of Australia’s first robotics and computer vision roadmap. The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision will be facilitating workshops with participants across research, industry and government to deliver the roadmap by May 2018. The Resources Roadmap workshops will be taking place on Monday, 23 October. For further information, click here.
Robotic Vision, the application of computer vision to robotics, enables robotic technologies to add value to industries that require automation in complex physical environments. The development of robotic vision technologies will lead to the creation of new companies, new jobs and will address a range of issues of national importance including an ageing population, servicing remote communities and dealing with labour shortages.
A Robotics and Computer Vision Roadmap for Australia is needed to demonstrate existing capability and future possibilities of these disruptive technologies. Little is known about the robotics and computer vision industries in Australia today and yet they will support the use of robotics across a range of sectors including; manufacturing, services, healthcare, resources, the environment and defense.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is developing Australia’s first robotics and computer vision roadmap. The Centre has received in-depth advice on how to construct a nationally recognised roadmap from Prof. Henrik Christensen, the author of the European and US robotics roadmaps. The 2013 version of the US robotics roadmap gained the attention of Congress and President Barack Obama and, eventually, led to concentrated investment in robotics research in the US. Our goals for Australia are similar but also include computer vision and will tackle the question of defining Australia’s capability in the space as well as future research directions.