Emergency response is a field in which robots are already having an impact.
Run by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the RoboCup Rescue League is where the latest techniques for saving human lives are tried and tested.
Adam Jacoff, Robotics Research Engineer with NIST, said the RoboCup competition acts as a showcase for industry.
“The bomb squad and emergency response communities get to watch what the state of the science is,” he said.
“They learn about what’s coming and get to help shape the interfaces and shape the tasks because they have certain tests in mind that relate to the jobs they do."
At RoboCup 2019, the NSW Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal unit set up and tested the course that they now use for training.
ACS was the STEM Champion sponsor of RoboCup 2019.