Robotics and automation technologies have the potential to provide significant economic, social, and environmental benefits for Australia.
These technologies can help:
- address national challenges
- revitalise Australian industries and manufacturing
- provide safe and fulfilling opportunities for Australian workers.
National Robotics Strategy
We are developing a National Robotics Strategy to promote the responsible production and adoption of robotics and automation technologies. We held public consultation to inform the strategy.
National Robotics Strategy Advisory Committee
The minister appointed the committee to guide strategy development.
The committee includes a wide range of people with:
- technical expertise and industry experience relating to robotics and automation
- perspectives on diversity and inclusion
- ethics and social impact
- experience addressing skills, investment, and adoption.
Professor Bronwyn Fox
Chief Scientist, CSIRO (Chair of the committee)
Dr Catherine Ball
Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Australian National University
Mr Andrew Dettmer
National President, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union
Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte
NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer
Dr Sue Keay
Founder and Chair, Robotics Australia Group
Professor Simon Lucey
Director, Australian Institute of Machine Learning
Associate Professor Julia Powles
Co-Director, Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab
Mr Mike Zimmerman
Partner, Main Sequence Ventures.
Terms of reference
Australia’s critical technologies
The Australian Government identified robotics as a critical technology in the national interest.