Augmenting Ability CRC

Type of bid: CRC
Round: 25
Contact for bid: Professor Siobhan Banks|
Status of bid: Full Bid Development
Seeking partners: Yes

The fourth Industrial Revolution is changing the relationship between technology and humans, and we are increasingly using technology to augment human capability and skills. Currently valued at US$90 billion, the global human augmentation technology market brings technologies such as robotics and augmented reality together with machine learning to create products that improve quality of life, extend independence, and support human activity in challenging conditions. Over the next five years, this market is expected to be worth more than US$400 billion by 2027. Augmenting Ability CRC will create a unique and highly collaborative ecosystem where technology companies, end-users, research organisations, and policy stakeholders come together to fast-track and adapt existing and emerging human-centric technologies that preserve, prolong, and enhance human function and address fundamental questions around adoption, ethics, and privacy.