The Western Australia-based CORE Innovation Hub, chosen this week by the WA Government as operator of a new national automation and robotics precinct north of Perth, says it has already received more than 110 expressions of interest from potential users of the facility.
The 51-hectare research and development base for multiple industries is expected to be opened in 2023.
CORE says the Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP) will host one of the biggest test facilities of its kind in the world. It could create up to 5000 jobs in robotics, automation and remote operations.
Users will have access to test beds, laboratories and design co-laboratories, and a facility operations building.
CORE, with early collaboration partners METS Ignited, Amira Global and Robotics Australia Group, sees AARP providing a “thriving collaborative ecosystem with facilities and opportunities for industry to advance robotics and automation technologies and capabilities to drive transformation across the mining and resources, energy, oil and gas, space and defence, agriculture and other sectors”.
“We look forward to collaborating with industry to deliver a robust automation and robotics collaboration and innovation hub that meets the needs of local, national and international organisations, driving forward this emerging industry,” said CORE managing director, Brodie McCulloch.