Patting a robot on the head

Patting a robot on the head

This May, the Chamber (Phil Henry, Tanya Paul and Robyn Lock pictured) was invited to tour the CQUniversity Advanced Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC).

Located at the CQUniversity Rockhampton North Campus (Building 37, just of the main entry to the campus off the Bruce Highway) We met with Desley Pidgeon, Cass Whitehead and the world-famous Pepper.

Did you know this fascinating facility is open for public use? Well, you do now, and the Chamber is excited to share with you the ways their facilities and technology can be utilised.

Not just for patting robots on the head.

It is a 2-level building that will provide you with all the tech, research, and corporate function facilities you could imagine, right at your fingertips.

ATIC provides stakeholders with hands-on access to advanced technology as well as event spaces, meeting rooms, co-working spaces and amenities for self-catering. Co-working spaces have been specifically designed for local businesses and emerging entrepreneurs and start-ups with a strong connection to our university experts, researchers and students.

Basic VR, CAD and 3D Printing programs with support are available to get you up and running.  

Equipment currently available at ATIC includes:

  • Virtual simulators for welding and hydraulic excavation
  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • VR headsets
  • 3D printers

The Centre also provides access to a range of interactive hi-tech educational resources. ATIC users can access a videowall for interactive demonstrations and virtual conferencing facilities for facilitating remote events.

Anyone seeking to connect with advanced technology in manufacturing, engineering, communication and design, explore new careers or skills, and trial new business ventures or innovative business ideas and practices, can benefit from the facilities and equipment on offer.

For more information on ATIC’s facilities and availability, please contact

ATIC Bookings and Hire Fees

Hire fees will differ depending on the booking requirements and the type of space required. To enquire about booking ATIC facilities or equipment and/or to obtain a hire quote please email

More information can be found here partnerships/engagement/advanced-technology-and-innovation-centre

Have you got an idea for another way we could utilise this space and technology available?

Please contact or to discuss your concept.

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