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From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.

  1. 11 December 2018 – Culture, Exhibitions, Learning Analytics, Museums, Tourism

    How does learning happen in museums?

    University of Melbourne researchers have used Bluetooth technology to track how visitors at Melbourne Museum interact with the exhibits.

  2. 20 November 2018 – Building Codes, Cladding, Fires

    The particles making building cladding fire-safe

    University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.

  3. 19 November 2018 – Australia, Australian Politics, Electricity, Energy, Renewable Energy

    If all else fails, do the conventional thing

    Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk

  4. 31 October 2018 – Building and Planning, Climate Change, Disasters, Modelling, Natural Disasters

    Preparing for our new extremes

    University of Melbourne research has developed a new tools in disaster-resilience modelling; as we face the effects of extreme climate change and disasters.

  5. 30 October 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Cars, Driverless cars, Human-Computer Interaction, Traffic

    Giving driverless vehicles the human touch

    University of Melbourne researchers are investigating how to program driverless vehicles to respond to pedestrian cues, to keep traffic safe and flowing.

  6. 21 October 2018 – Bridges, Engineering, Infrastructure, Technology, Transport

    A bridge too far?

    Cutting-edge technologies from the University of Melbourne are helping ensure the safety of Australian bridges, as well as sustainable transport infrastructure.

  7. 13 September 2018 – Brain, Epilepsy, Forecasting, Neuro-engineering, Seizures

    Forecasting the cycle of epileptic seizures

    New University of Melbourne research confirms most people experience epileptic seizures in cycles, and a new seizure forecasting app can help them plan.

  8. 7 September 2018 – Computer Gaming, Gaming, Internet, NBN, eSports

    How do we grow Australia’s eSports industry?

    University of Melbourne research finds competitive video gaming is big business, but Australia needs to do more to increase its presence in the eSports arena.

  9. 23 August 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Crime, Explainable Artificial Intelligence, Privacy

    What were you thinking?

    University of Melbourne research explores Explainable AI which seeks to understand why AI makes some decisions and their correctness, fairness and transparency.