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The last-mile delivery is expensive and difficult. It’s also high stakes, a failed delivery attempt is enough to damage the customer’s perception of the entire shopping journey. In an attempt to ease these pain points, technology companies, retailers and logistics businesses have been piloting autonomous delivery robots to transport packages

CSIRO’s Data61 has opened a new Robotics Innovation Centre in Queensland, a purpose-built research facility for robotics and autonomous systems. The industry is tipped to be worth $23 billion by 2025 as more use cases are developed for unmanned ground vehicles, legged robots and unmanned aerial vehicles. Sign up for

Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO’s Data61, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product Hovermap. Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the CSIRO Innovation Fund, led the funding round, along with long-time Bechtel mining executive Andy Greig. Leadership Webinar: Which-50’s 2019 Outlook and Business Transformation

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Data61, the CSIRO’s data innovation group, have partnered to develop “smart money”, a blockchain-enabled programmable currency. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Used via a mobile app, Smart Money allows funds to have certain conditions attached to their use and is currently being

By making enterprise-grade computing available to entrepreneurs at peppercorn rates, the rise of cloud computing fueled a huge rush of innovation. In a similar vein, open-source tools, cloud storage and automated machine learning platforms mean businesses can begin to dabble in artificial intelligence without prohibitive costs — and risk. Extending

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Digital innovation could deliver $315 billion in gross economic value to Australia over the next decade, according to a new report released today. But first Australia needs to work out how to take advantage of the opportunity which has largely passed it by in the past. The report, Digital Innovation:

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Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, CSIRO’s Data61 and IBM have formed a consortium to build a new blockchain-based digital platform to manage digitised contracts, exchange data and confirm the authenticity and status of legal contracts. Known as the Australian National Blockchain (ANB), the consortium says the new platform will represent

The uptake of robotics technology is increasing at a startling rate. In the US, robot sales are predicted to increase by at least 15 per cent per year between 2017 and 2020. Contrasting that to the human race, with an annual population increase of approximately 1.1 per cent per cent,

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has launched a new cyber security education program for directors and executives. Developed in partnership with CSIRO’s Data61, the new cyber curriculum is part of the broader push to lift the overall digital literacy of Australian business leaders. Launching the program at an

GE and CSIRO’s Data61 have developed a data analytics solution to give the Royal Australian Navy greater insights into its fleet engine performance and enhance operational efficiency. GE supplies the Royal Australian Navy with its LM2500 gas turbines that power the ANZAC-, Adelaide-, Canberra- and Hobart-class vessels. CSIRO’s Data61 has