21st March, 7:30pm, Meeting at University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
12-13th April, LEGO Robot Workshop 1
- Topic: Tour of UQ Lego Labs
Meet on the deck of Axon Building (Elec. and Comp. Eng.), off Staff House Rd
7th May, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
4th June, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
- Topic: Presentation by Professor David Thiel (GU); Info session on motors
Professor David Thiel (of Griffith University) will talk about the
odour-sensing robot built at the Radio Science Laboratory. This wheeled
robot uses some unique odour sensors to follow a camphor trail along the
The information session on motors will be given by Mike Thomas and Owen
3rd July, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
- Topic: Presentation by Chris Chitty (Robotechnology); Info session on sensors
Chris Chitty (of Robotechnology) is the architect of the mechanical sheep
that were used in the film "Babe". He will describe some of the work that goes
into movie special effects robots.
The information session on sensors will be given by Michael Lucas and Cameron McNaught
12-13th July, LEGO Robot Workshop 2
- Topic: Presentation by Dr Peter Sobey (ForBio Ltd); Mid-year report
Dr Sobey (of ForBio Ltd) will be presenting on robotic support of cloning plants. The robot they have developed will clone genetically superior plants,
enabling whole fields of pine forest or agricultral crops to be planted.
The program and presentation for the end of year competition will be covered during this meeting, along with progress reports on the purchase of the Handyboards.
6th August, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
1pm - 5pm, Soldering Workshop at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
- Topic: Presentation by Dr Peter Corke (CSIRO); Info session on Sumo robots
Dr Peter Corke (of CSIRO) will be speaking about the Australian Robot
Association. The ASA is focussed on robots in industry, and Dr Corke will
cover some of the trends in robotics in Australia and overseas.
The information session on Sumo robots will be given by Gorden Wyeth of UQ.
There will also be an update on the organisation of the end of year competition.
, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
1st October, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
- Topic: Show and Tell, Preparation for competition
The Handyboards have arrived, and some of the members have been experimenting
with them. There will be discussion on practical experience and problems
relating to the boards and their use. There is still one Handyboard left
if anyone is interested in purchasing it - contact
Owen Bynes for details.
The competition rules will be finalised, and other preparations for the
competition will be covered.
6th November, 7:30pm, Meeting at ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
- Topic: Presentation by Dr Norbert Harle (QUT); Preparation for competition
Dr Norbert Harle (of QUT) will be speaking about QUT activities and
the application of vision systems to robotics.
There will also be discussion about preparations for the end of year
24th November, 1996 Australian Robotics Championships
- Topic: Discuss competition robots. Finalise preparations
3rd December, 7:30pm, ACS House, 9 Railway Tce Milton
- Topic: End of year party! Post mortem of competition.
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