The history of Robotics Australia Network
Following the initial setup of the Sixth Wave Alliance (SWA) in early 2018, its founding members have been interacting, initiating partnerships and enquiring on the best direction of the alliance.
As it has become clear that despite the robotics industry in Australia being world-class in some areas, it is highly fragmented and requires a more focussed, collaborative approach to gain visibility and traction within critical Australian industry supply chains.
We are building a National Robotics Network. As interest grew from other parties since the SWA inception, a new meeting was proposed to gather all those interested in discussing SWA’s future direction with a view of it serving as a National Robotics Network.
As a result, over 60 people met face-to-face at CSIRO’s Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) on 27 November 2019 – joined by more than 30 others via web conference – to learn and discuss the creation of an independent National Robotics Network.