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Active Integrated Matter, or AIM, is one of CSIRO’s six Future Science Platforms (FSPs). Offering a new technology platform combining materials, robotics and autonomous science with processing and sensing technologies, AIM will lead ground-breaking advances at the interface of big data, advanced autonomous systems and materials science. AIM’s innovation will drive the fourth wave of the industrial revolution, otherwise known as industry 4.0, providing global solutions and positioning early adopter industries ahead of the pack.

Make-a-Matic 2030
AIM’s vision: products made to specification, on demand to suit environmental conditions

The Challenge

A number of mega-trend forecasts predict dramatic changes in the world by 2030. These will be wide ranging, from personalised food and therapeutics to increased extreme weather events and human-free autonomous manufacturing and maintenance environments known as ‘dark factories’. There will be an increased expectation for better products that are cheaper and more environmentally sustainable. A growing demand for customised products will require the development of sophisticated autonomous processes and maintenance systems.

For individual companies this may seem daunting. How to innovate fast enough to stay ahead of the competition?

AIM’s 2030 vision is to work with our partners and collaborators to harness the scientific advances presented by big data, advanced autonomous systems and materials science and provide an opportunity for early adopters of these next generation technologies to gain a competitive edge.

AIM will provide industry with the tools needed to tackle global challenges, capitalise on trends, and ensure preparedness for future population, climate and environmental scenarios

The AIM future science platform hosted by CSIRO Manufacturing is lead by Dr Danielle Kennedy.

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