Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
AI: It’s time for the law to respond
The law may always be behind technology, but a University of Melbourne expert argues that the sweeping influence of artificial intelligence needs more response.
A robot nose for a true brew
The aroma of beer is a key indicator of its quality, now new University of Melbourne technology can ‘sniff’ a beer to help brewers create top notch tasty brews.
Making milk powder less energy intensive
A pilot study including the University of Melbourne uses a cheese making by-product to concentrate milk, reducing the energy required in dairy powder production
What maths can tell us about the spread of the new coronavirus
University of Melbourne experts explain how mathematical modelling is helping to map the coronavirus outbreak – helping to predict the virus' global spread.
It’s time to retire Lena from computer science
Why did computer research adopt a sexist pornographic image? A University of Melbourne expert backgrounds the story of 'Losing Lena' and the need for change.
What is the law when AI makes the ‘decisions’?
A University of Melbourne expert says the Australian Federal Court ruling that the ‘Robodebt’ system is unlawful shines a light on what the law actually says.
Engineering a smart city
The technology to transform our burgeoning city transport systems into intelligent networks for everyone is already here, University of Melbourne research shows
The artistry of geology
Engineering geologist Michael Webster combined his passion for geology and art, turning geotechnical assessments of Southbank’s Testing Grounds into a 3D model.
Where’s the proof internet voting is secure?
Victoria’s Electoral Matters Committee is looking into internet voting as a real option. But a University of Melbourne expert says there's no proof it's secure.