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Our robotic couturier

Our robotic couturier

Jacqui Sale is a qualified designer, who in 2019 combined her love of fashion, beauty and cosplay to develop unique costumes for our robot buddies Eka and Tony. Today, Eka and Tony can express their personalities through fashion choices.  These costumes are first in the world to address the needs of robot movements and aesthetics at the same time.  Inspiration for the robot costumes were taken from the vintage look and feel of the first ice creameries, to capture the essence of the ice cream history. Fascinating how old and new are blended in together.  We invite you to see the fashion pieces at NISKA store Federation Square.   

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Recycling

Recycling

“Out of all those millions and millions of planets floating around there in space, this is our planet, this is our little one, so we just got to be aware of it and take care of it.” – Paul McCartney (English musician) Our planet Earth is where we all live: (at least until we learn to travel across the universe to build villages on other planets: and who knows what life exists beyond our known Universe?). So, we had better take care of precious Earth. Every action you take matters: –please support NISKA in its recycling journey by simply disposing...

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NISKA Team attends ICRA18

NISKA Team attends ICRA18

April 1, 2018 / NISKA Retail Robotics The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018) was held in sunny Brisbane in May of this year. It attracted 3,000 experts in the field of robotics and this year the NISKA team took this opportunity to secure the “start-up” space at ICRA18. The ICRA conference has an impressive history of events – 35 years! Niska used this opportunity to learn and to develop an expanding network of like-minded professionals and businesses. The overall message NISKA took from the robotics industry is that which was said by Professor Rodney Allen Brooks Fellow of the Australian Academy...

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Ice Cream Scooping Mechanism

Ice Cream Scooping Mechanism

August 3, 2018 / NISKA Retail Robotics Based on comprehensive research and development NISKA team has successfully invented a first of its kind robotic ice cream scooping system. The initial hypothesis was that with a robot we can achieve consistently portioned scoops of ice cream and be able to work our way down into the tub until the contents of the tub are emptied. The technical objective was to develop robotic methodology which will scoop ice-cream repetitively and reliably. The unique project involved innovation and technical risk in order to generate the new knowledge needed to achieve the desired functional outcome. The developments required software development...

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Visiting “Good Robot/Bad Robot” event at Opera House

Visiting “Good Robot/Bad Robot” event at Opera House

Visiting “Good Robot/Bad Robot” event at Opera House What will it mean to be living in a world powered by AI and Intelligent machines? NISKA team seeks answer at the science week  Presented by Sydney Opera House and UNSW’s Centre for Ideas.  The morality of self “thinking and learning” machines is a very controversial topic as humankind is yet to define the meaning of “love” “friendship” “empathy” in strict terms. How can we possibly explain the meaning of acting like a human to machines, if we are unable to reach an understanding in our own heads. NISKA shares the vision of Professor Toby Walsh...

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