The challenges of 2020 are not yet behind us, as a sudden Auckland lockdown forced a quick change of plan for our strategy meeting in Christchurch. However, this summer has been productive, and you can read all about it in
After a very unusual year, the whole team have been very busy ensuring that our work can still go ahead as planned. Read all about it in December’s newsletter here!
The New Dexterity Group won the Assistive Devices open challenge of the 2020 Hackaday Prize with their wearable, soft robotic exoskeleton gloves! The Hackaday Prize is an international competition organized by SupplyFrame and sponsored by many organizations, companies, and non-profits.
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: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/podcast-card/fruit-picking-squeeze
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 Outstanding Paper Award 2020. The Awards
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,