Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
Three ways we’re ‘making friends’ with robots
Robotic limbs, robot coaches and swarm applications are just three ways robots are changing how we live, according to University of Melbourne experts.
Going underground for green energy
University of Melbourne researchers are piloting geothermal/geoexchange energy for heating and cooling underground railway stations on the Metro Tunnel Project
Predicting epileptic seizures, just like the weather
University of Melbourne researchers can now predict the likelihood someone with epilepsy will have a seizure that day, paving the way for a forecasting app.
Want to live forever? Here’s how
Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts
How objects could soon ‘heal’ themselves
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a gel that self-heals like living tissue, which could make cracked phone screens a thing of the past.
Ageing in a virtual world
A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.
Nanoclay can stop cladding fires spreading
University of Melbourne researchers have found that treating cladding with nanoclay can stop cladding fires like the Grenfell fire from spreading
What kind of rear window into encryption do the Five Eyes want?
As the government plans to force tech firms to decrypt messages to help "thwart" terrorism, University of Melbourne experts say it could make us more vulnerable
Q&A: The ransomware cyber-attack fallout
Computers in 150 countries were attacked by the WannaCry ransomware – we ask University of Melbourne computer experts what we’ve learned from the hack.
From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics
A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.