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Paro in the Corner

Small child gives Paro a kiss

Since February the Digital Futures Lab has been home to Paro, the therapeutic seal. Paro is an interactive robot designed to administer the benefits of animal therapy for aged and special care environments, improving the socialisation of patients and caregivers and significantly reducing loneliness and stress. With five sensors (tactile, light, auditory, temperature, and posture) … Read more

BrisMakerFest: Inaugural Maker Event at The Edge

A man working on a 3D printer

Join us on Saturday 3 June 2017, for the inaugural BrisMakerFest. BrisMakerFest is an event designed to showcase advanced manufacturing and emerging technologies in Queensland; promote STEM skills and their fundamental importance to advanced manufacturing; encourage the sharing of ideas and techniques between industry and makers; and promote opportunities for attracting younger people into a manufacturing … Read more

Open Data and ODIQ

They say that information is the driving force of innovation, and never before have we had the potential to access more information than we do now. Organisations and Governments can gather and record global and local data more accurately and at a greater scale than ever before, data that can bring about tangible and meaningful … Read more

Queenslanders in Conversation wrap-up: Paradise lost or Found?

Queenslanders in Conversations panel members

“So much flux, so much hybridity…” – future researcher and QiC panellist Dr Marcus Bussey “A show of hands if you remember telephone party-lines?” asks Kelly Higgins-Devine from ABC Radio Brisbane. “Plug-in cord switch-boards? … how about a world without mobile phones?” As hands go up there are nods and smiles in the audience, and … Read more

Researching with Trove – getting started

We are proud to be conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful database, allowing the discovery of its useful content. The current sessions are sold out but we will post tips and tricks from each session here. Trove: Introduction to searching newspapers from … Read more