The National Robotics and Automation Group (NRAG) has been established as a collaboration of leading Southern Sydney based industrial automation, robotics and technology companies.
The NRAG will partner with ANSTO to develop robotic and automated systems for the use in nuclear and other complex industry environments.
The NRAG will become a valued partner to ANSTO’s growing innovation activities in the Sutherland Shire.
It will provide innovative solutions for ANSTO which could have global market appeal within the nuclear industry, enabling Australian industries to evolve from robotics and automotive capabilities.
It seeks to combine the significant industry knowledge of its member companies with ANSTO’s globally recognised nuclear science and technology expertise and significant research and engineering capabilities.
Part of the Southern Strength Agile Manufacturing Network, the NRAG is a not-for-profit promoting the capabilities of the Manufacturing Sector and established jointly with ShireBiz.
The NRAG includes Australis Engineering, Britton Maritime, Chess Industries, Breseight Engineering, Jar-aerospace, University of Wollongong, and Yokogawa.
ANSTO’s Chief Engineer, Con Lyras said, “this is an exciting new partnership that will bring together the expertise of some of Sydney’s leading industrial robotics and automotive technology companies.”
“Shire Biz, Southern Strength and ANSTO will collaborate to develop new solutions and systems for use in a wide range of industry sectors, including the global nuclear industry.
“The sky really is the limit, this type of collaboration could also lead to advancements in systems for space exploration, for example, as we have a nandin member currently working in this area.”
NRAG members have already begun meeting and are working with ANSTO to identify projects to assist in automating present and future facilities.