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New Dexterity wins international prize at Hackaday

New Dexterity wins international prize at Hackaday

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,...

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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: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/podcast-card/fruit-picking-squeeze...

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A fruitful partnership with Robotics Plus

A fruitful partnership with Robotics Plus

Over the last 6+ years, CARES has partnered with Robotics Plus to develop robotics technologies for orchards. Our collaboration on project Multipurpose Orchard Robotics, developed new orchard automation technology for pollination and harvesting services...

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Meet a roboticist: Mahla Nejati, PhD student

Meet a roboticist: Mahla Nejati, PhD student

Meet Mahla Nejati, PhD student.  “My most memorable moment: seeing the robot pick a kiwifruit for the first time” Multipurpose Orchard Robotics was an awesome project that developed new orchard automation technology for pollination and harvesting of fruit such as...

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Our NZ Kiwifruit picking robot features on BBC

Our NZ Kiwifruit picking robot features on BBC

Our very own Robot – The Autonomous Mobile Multipurpose Platform (AMMP) robot from MBIE funded project: Multipurpose Orchard Robotics was featured in an article as part of BBC’s Follow the Food series. This series investigating how agriculture is responding to...

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Meet a roboticist: Parag Tarwadi, PhD student

Meet a roboticist: Parag Tarwadi, PhD student

Meet Parag Tarwadi, PhD student How would you describe your project?  My research is to develop a reliable, real-time, and inexpensive navigation system for scanning a ship hull with the unwanted biofouling. The underwater robot will autonomously navigate around the...

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MaaraTech: authentic robotics co-design

MaaraTech: authentic robotics co-design

MaaraTech is not just a robotics engineering project. Marama Muru-Lanning and Tia Dawes (James Henare Māori Research Centre) lead our Social Science research objectives, paving the way for greater engagement with Māori growers and workers. The social science aspects...

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