After the break we moved on to advanced robotics, watching an absorbing documentary in which cameras followed the almost completely ‘roboticized’ BMW assembly line from go to whoa during the production of its 2018 model. The comparison with the assembly line when David Hall worked at Ford c 1977 and when Bev’s Economics students attended excursions to see assembly lines operating at Ford and Holden during the 70s and 80s was stark.
Our next session will feature a guest speaker from local renewable energy business ‘Sun Real’. Sun Real’s recent projects have included a small hydro installation at Mount Sterling. We had initially planned to go on an excursion with Martin from Sun Real to Mt Sterling in November, but after a ‘reality check’ decided most of our legs wouldn’t manage the walk in from the road!
Our ‘Tech Savvy Talkers’ discussion group continues to meet at Rustik café on the fourth Thursday at 3 pm. At the next meeting they will be farewelling Peter Simpson, who is moving to Shepparton. We will miss you Peter!