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NZRAS AGM and Forum 21 November 2016


The NZ Robotics, Automation and Sensing AGM and Forum this year is as planned at IVCNZ on 21 November 2016. Please see the schedule and speakers for the forum below.


4.40pm  AGM (AgHort Lecture Block, Massey University, Palmerston North -


NZ Robotics, Automation & Sensing AGM & Workshop, 23 Nov 2015, 5.30 - 7.00 pm

The AGM for NZ RAS (NZ Robotics, Automation and Sensing) and a workshop will be held on 23 November 2015 at 5.30pm - 7.00pm at the University of Auckland, School of Engineering, 20 Symonds Street.  This is in conjunction with IVCNZ.

The nominations for office holders from the NZ RAS group so far are:

Chair:         Bruce MacDonald

Vice Chair:  Ian Woodhead

Secretary:   Andrew Dawson

Treasurer:   John Kennedy

Please submit any other nominations you have, along with nominator and seconder, for consideration at the AGM.

Science for Technological Innovation Grant Workshop

Victoria University of Wellington, School of Engineering & Computer Science, is holding a workshop is to help write grant proposals for the Science for Technological Innovation National (SfTI) Science Challenge (formerly NSC 10).  While there were initial uncertainties about the National Science Challenges, SfTI is on a firm footing.  It has a clear remit with grants to award.


IVCNZ 2015 Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, Auckland, 23-24 November

The 30th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (IVCNZ 2015) will be held between the 23th and the 24th of November in Auckland, New Zealand.

Image and Vision Computing New Zealand is New Zealand's premier academic conference on all aspects of computer vision, image processing, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, visualization, and HCI applications related to these fields.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Meet BAXTER - the Future of Robotics, Thursday 17 September

Meet BAXTER – the Future of Robotics

Baxter is a new breed of collaborative robot, designed to be easy and quick to implement so that he can do lots of tasks, safely. Baxter is the future of robotics - an innovative new approach, ideally suited to New Zealand’s manufacturers.

Call For Papers - IEEE 14th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC16)


AMC2016-Auckland is the 14th in a series of biennial workshops that brings together researchers active in the field of advanced motion control to discuss current developments and future perspectives on motion control technology and applications. The workshop will be held at The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, during April 22-24, 2016.


Invitation to see Baxter - a new breed of collaborative robot

Callaghan Innovation and kanDO Innovation would like to extended an exclusive invitation to attend an industry event showcasing Baxter, a new breed of collaborative robot. Please see the attached invitation for details.  

Come and join us for a live presentation at Baxter’s first New Zealand industrial installation. There will be an opportunity to talk directly with kanDO Innovation’s engineers and get “hands on” to see how Baxter can take on some of your automation requirements.  

SouthMACH 2015, 22-23 July 2015, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

SouthMACH is the South Island’s premier technology trade show celebrating the heartland of NZ Manufacturing. Connect with over 100 industry suppliers, meet global experts, get up close and hands-on with the latest tools, products, technology and services, and discover the latest innovations that will continue to add value to your sector.

For 2 days only, the South Island's largest Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology trade show returns to Christchurch.

Inaugural C-Prize Competition

On the 8th of April, Callaghan Innovation launched New Zealand's first C-PRIZE competition, an incentivised challenge that aims to advance the commercialisation of innovative technology.  The New Zealand screen industry's reputation for cutting-edge film making is recognised around the world.  At the same time, directors are increasingly using unmanned aircraft to capture new perspectives and tell their stories.  Combining these factors with our open airspace and progressive regulations presents an awesome opportunity for New Zealand innovators to commercialise "next generation UAV technolo

Roadshow 23-25 March - Science for Technological Innovation - National Science Challenge

Roadshow for National Science Challenge - Science for Technological Innovation

March 23rd - 25th

Wellington, Palmerston North, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton, Auckland