Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
The cost to freedom in the war against COVID-19
Mass digital surveillance is being used around the world to control COVID-19. University of Melbourne experts warn of the risks to citizens' privacy and freedom
Do devices help us regulate our emotions?
Digital technologies help us work, play, socialise and relax; University of Melbourne researchers are now finding they may also help us regulate our emotions.
COVID-19 drop in pollution to be short-lived
COVID-19’s hit to the global economy is reducing air pollution but the recovery could worsen the environment and emissions, warns University of Melbourne expert
Keeping aged care residents connected
People in aged care homes were already isolated before the COVD-19 crisis but University of Melbourne research finds new technology can help better connect them
Disarmament: What is it good for?
Efforts to control the weaponisation of new technology need to be brought together under UN's disarmament framework, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Machine learning to scale up the quantum computer
Machine learning could help precisely locate quantum bits; a crucial step for large-scale silicon quantum computers finds a University of Melbourne-led study.
Seeing inside arthritis
On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne research develops new technology that can help predict your risk of developing a musculoskeletal condition
Wearable devices that use human energy
University of Melbourne researchers are looking at new ways to capture, reuse and recycle energy made by the human body to power wearable electronic devices.
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.