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Industrial robots from Germany will be spending their life in Australia's great outdoors, helping to improve the accuracy of the country's Global Navigation Satellite System positioning knowledge. The project, a GNSS robotic calibration facility, has been switched on in Canberra, and will ultimately be part of a nationwide …

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Impressive.

But I can't help feel that robot might do with a bit more environmental protection if it's on station for years at a time.

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Re: Impressive.

It's a german robot. It's not afraid of a little weather.

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I think there's a different kind of weather down south. Probably spends it's spare downtime mixing mint juleps and listening to Max Monroe...or...err.... Kraftwerk.

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Funnily enough, Kraftwerk are playing at the Sydney Opera House on Friday...

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Unprecedented precision!

So now, drivers can mess things up with sub-millimetre precision!

OK, stop this sketch it's getting silly

Mine is the one with a map in the pocket

(and yes, sub-millimetre precision is impressive!)

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Because Australians in the outback hate to take potshots at things

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Ok

How long before someone plants a pair of receivers on a watch face and calculate the orientation of the watch or makes a GPS controlled 3D printer to build something up from global coordinates?

Beer with a floating GPS based "evaporation" sensor.

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Question: So is each of these robots permanently located in one place, or do they travel around?

Question: So is each of these robots permanently located in one place, or do they travel around?

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Yes

But can they get a beer from the fridge and open it?

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