CSIRO looking for a robot designer
- 16 July, 2012 16:44
The CSIRO is turning to the public to design the body of its mobile telepresence museum robot.
Entrants to the ‘Body of the Bot (pdf)’ competition must provide a sketch of the robot’s body, according to specific requirements. For example, it must be suited to a museum environment but can be any shape and constructed from any material.
The body of the robot must not weigh more than 10kg and needs to be durable enough to withstand transport to Canberra.
Entries will be judged on cost, creativity, ingenuity and suitability to purpose and environment. Up to 10 entries will be chosen as finalists.
Once finalists have been announced, entrants will be sent a Bot skeleton to construct the robot’s body.
Entries must be received by 10 August this year, with a winner to be announced in October this year.
The winning robot body will be used in guided tours of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) to allow school students to virtually ‘visit’ museums on their computer, following the development of the robot by CSIRO and the NMA.
Computerworld Australia predicts designs for black-clad cowboys, futuristic police and soldiers will not be among the winning entries.
Follow Stephanie McDonald on Twitter: @stephmcdonald0
Follow Computerworld Australia on Twitter: @ComputerworldAU
Take part in the Computerworld conversation: LinkedIn: Computerworld Australia
Join the CIO Australia group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.
Why change management doesn’t work
Larry Page wants to see your medical records
Dual-Persona Smartphones Not a BYOD Panacea
After two-year hiatus, EFF accepts bitcoin donations again
CIOs struggle to deliver timely mobile business apps: survey
BYOD and Beyond - Implementing a Unified Access Solution
The rise of BYOD programs is the single most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs invaded the workplace. Whether you are contemplating the creation of a BYOD program or currently trying to establish one, this fact cannot be overstated. Find out how to overcome these challenges.
Cloud Computing for Midsize Businesses: Delivering Innovation and Efficiency
It’s time for midsize companies to start thinking differently about infrastructure. This white paper provides a brief overview of cloud computing, explains how midsize companies can benefit, and describes the steps they can take to take advantage of what it has to offer. Read now.
Tips Choosing a Cloud Service Provider
Because cloud is still a new and evolving business model, it can be argued that the decision to select a cloud service provider should be approached with even greater diligence than other IT decisions. Many providers use the same term to define very different services, “hybrid cloud” is one example, making it difficult to compare offers. This whitepaper will help enterprises evaluate their options in two critical areas: the cloud service portfolio and the service provider itself. Read now.