Reach Robotics has recently partnered with the Australian Robotic Inspection and Asset Management Hub (ARIAM) supporting the growth of robotic and autonomous technology in Australia. The Hub is a collaborative initiative hosted by the University of Sydney, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and The Australian National University.
Primarily funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), ARIAM Hub aims to develop advanced robotic systems for asset and infrastructure management, while expanding existing capabilities for inspection, maintenance and monitoring.
This goal seeks to directly resolve a rising issue in which Australian infrastructure built in the post-WWII industrial boom is reaching the end of a 50-80 year lifespan. These assets include factories, bridges, pipelines and offshore gas platforms and are often large or located in challenging environments and therefore difficult to regularly inspect and determine their functional integrity.
Developing autonomous robotic systems for inspection and maintenance is critical to managing the integrity of these physical assets in a reliable, economical, and safe way. Reach Robotics is proud to be partnering with ARIAM Hub and other Australian industry leaders to safeguard local infrastructure for future.