CARES is an interdisciplinary research hub

with a mission to create inspiring and

innovative robotic technologies that

improve societal wellbeing

WHAT DISTINGUISHES US

 

Excellence – We deliver high impact and internationally-renowned robotics research and technologies.

Impact – We are changing the world by providing innovative and effective solutions to challenges in healthcare, manufacturing, primary industries, education, service industries and fundamental science.

Broad capabilities – Our highly talented and diverse team have experience across the field of robotics and automation, including in the areas of human robot interaction, artificial intelligence, digital realities, robot software, sensing, speech, navigation, and hardware technologies.

Interdisciplinary – Our team of mechanical and electrical engineers, health practitioners, gerontologists, psychologists and computer scientists are highly collaborative throughout all stages of research.

Global partnerships – Based at New Zealand’s leading university, we have access to the largest research commercialisation company of its kind in Australasia, UniServices, and have established commercial and research partnerships across the globe.

Ideal test bed – Operating within New Zealand, we take advantage of the unique opportunities of a small and heterogenous market with an accessible regulatory framework – this makes us an ideal test bed for new technologies.  (The NZ public sector was also ranked least corrupt on the planet in the 2016 Corruption Perception Index!)

User centric – We consistently involve end users and stakeholders in the design and development of solutions and have ready access to industry, clinical experts and patients for user trials and test facilities.

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Latest News

Robotics to help with fruit picker shortage

Robotics to help with fruit picker shortage

Robotics to help with fruit picker shortage   Professor Bruce MacDonald talks to RNZ around improved technologies to help solve the seasonal worker shortage in NZ’s horticultural sector. Listen to the episode of RNZ podcast:...

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EurAgEng Outstanding Paper Award 2020 – short listed paper

EurAgEng Outstanding Paper Award 2020 – short listed paper

Congratulations to our Multipurpose Orchard Robotics Team! Our recent paper: Robotic kiwifruit harvesting using machine vision, convolutional neural networks, and robotic arms, (submitted to Biosystems Engineering) has been shortlisted for consideration for a EurAgEng...

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Enginuity Day 2020 – inspiring our future women engineers!

Enginuity Day 2020 – inspiring our future women engineers!

Enginuity Day, an annual event hosted by the Faculty of Engineering celebrates, motivates, and inspires our future women engineers. Girls from high school were invited to hear about, learn, and try engineering activities. Our robotics team led by Henry Williams, Jamie...

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