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Silicon champions

A robot sports team locker room, and a laboratory to accelerate research in robotics and artificial intelligence

The innovation nation

Bill Ferris on whether Australia has what it takes to lead in research commercialisation, and thinking outside the box.

The quantum gamble

In the space race of the 21st century, Australia is betting it all on a key group of researchers and their elegant designs for a silicon quantum computer.

Food security

Food security starts with protecting our plants against an army of invaders.

Thriving in a disruptive world

Minister for Industry Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos, on innovation in research and business.

Silicon champions

They’re a record five-time global champion of robot soccer and a laboratory to accelerate research in robotics and artificial intelligence.


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Thriving in a disruptive world

Minister for Industry Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos, on innovation in research and business.

Reaching out to our Indigenous family across the world

The Lancet–Lowitja Institute Global Collaboration included data on 28 Indigenous populations covering half the world’s 300 million Indigenous people.

Delivering expertise for Australia’s critical infrastructure

The Energy Pipelines CRC is combining science and real-life experience to create innovative solutions to the myriad problems faced by the oil and gas pipeline sector.

Mining the skies

There are two million near-Earth asteroids in our Solar System, containing vast mineral resources, and, even more vitally, water. Plans to survey them are already underway.

Silicon champions

They’re a record five-time global champion of robot soccer and a laboratory to accelerate research in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Fight club

Australia’s hottest hackers come from one Sydney lab, led by an affable professor who is on a mission to fight cybercrime at the world’s biggest institutions.


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Following the success of QUT’s COTSbot, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has secured funding through the Google Impact Challenge to create an autonomous robot called the RangerBot Autonomous Underwater Vehicle. While contributing to the management of COTS, the RangerBot will also allow scientists to monitor, map and study coral over timeframes not possible for human divers.

Find out more about the RangerBot here.

  • Robots hunt down crown-of-thorns
    QUT's COTSbot is the world's first robot to control the crown-of-thorns starfish, a coral killer that has destroyed vast stretches of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • “Healthcare is not a system”
    Paul Nicolarakis, CEO of the CRC spin-off Lorica Health, explains their business model in a five minute pitch made at the 2016 Tech23 event.
  • FDA approves Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug
    The FDA has approved of an innovative new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The drug was developed by researchers from Murdoch University.