Wearable tech lends an ear to lonely elderly
New technology that tracks conversation and can be worn as a brooch is set to improve quality of life for elderly Australians at risk of loneliness.
Water drone nominated for Airshow innovation prize
A waterproof drone that can land on sea has been nominated for a top innovation prize.
Solar car teams breeze towards the podium
Engineering and design students are collaborating to prepare for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge using state-of-the-art modelling techniques in RMIT’s industrial wind tunnel.
Smart filters: Next gen materials for modern gas masks
Gas masks have barely changed in over 100 years but with the help of some computational wizardry, next gen smart materials are bringing the outdated technology into the 21st century.
Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry
New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe’s biggest energy users.
Atari master: New AI smashes Google DeepMind in video game challenge
A new breed of algorithms has mastered Atari video games 10 times faster than state-of-the-art AI, with a breakthrough approach to problem solving.
Helping machines speak our language
Researchers have developed technology to detect emotions in human speech, enabling more natural conversations with robots.
Sensors take headache out of summer beach parking
Researchers are installing sensors throughout the summer hotspot of Rye to monitor traffic, parking, crowd numbers and even toilet usage to better manage holiday crowds.