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Government of South Australia - Department of State Development


    Robotics can increase productivity, help develop new industrial sectors and create jobs

    Robotics is the science and practice of designing, manufacturing and applying robots and other machines that perform tasks with limited guidance from humans.

    It includes technologies such as advanced robotics, autonomous systems operation, drones, swarming and collaborative robots, advanced imaging and sensors, satellites and positioning, advanced aerospace, and nuclear technologies.

    These technologies can be applied for a variety of purposes across a broad range of industries, including surveying and mapping, airline and maritime navigation, public and workforce safety, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics, autonomous military applications, exploring other planets, and much more.

    Autonomous systems are forecast to deliver around $19 trillion in economic value globally between 2020 and 2030, and have the potential to increase Australia’s workforce productivity by up to 50 per cent.