The Resources Technology Showcase recently took place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, with some of the largest organisations in WA showcasing new and developing technology focused on the workforce of tomorrow. The event was especially relevant for high school students, who were the primary attendees.
This year's showcase featured innovative tech and interactive stands, giving insight into how businesses of today will operate in the future. As Chironix is at the forefront of robotics integration in Western Australia, we naturally had to attend. We were even invited to exhibit at the Rio Tinto stand alongside their Spot robot.
It was heartening to see that robot attendance was higher than in previous years, with familiar platforms from Woodside, Fugro, AROSE, and North Metropolitan TAFE. The event also showcased interactivity, which was great to see. Attendees were excited to see Chironix's new, smaller robot - Unitree's Go1 - with its small footprint, lightweight body, and agile movement.
Before we had even attended the show, we saw that both Simon Trott (Chief Executive of Iron Ore at Rio Tinto) and Anthony Albanese (Australian Prime Minister) had met our robot.
Overall, attending the showcase was a great experience. It was inspiring to witness the excitement from the attendees, especially high school students, who are the future of our industries. The showcase is a testament to the importance of innovation in education, and it reminds us that we're in the right space for developing the workforce of tomorrow.