Posted September 03, 2018 12:19:52 An automated test kitchens, or test kitchens as they’re commonly known, are coming to the Sunshine Coast.
The Australian National University’s Australian Centre for Automated Testing and Technology (ACAT) is set to launch its first test kitchen in Melbourne, a $25 million facility.
It will operate out of the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and will be housed in a building with a total of 6,000 square metres.
It’s the first such facility in Australia and will help provide test kitchens in more than 50 countries around the world.
“We’re very excited to be partnering with ACAT to develop a test kitchen that will be available to Australian businesses across the world,” said ACAT’s chief operating officer David Gannon.
“The test kitchen will be the next logical step for testing automated systems and the way it will be used will be a world first.”
“We will have a suite of tools that will allow businesses to automate testing,” Mr Gannon said.
“You’ll be able to create tests that are more efficient, faster, more accurate and ultimately more secure.”
ACAT said the test kitchen would provide an important service for test companies.
“Our test kitchens are a vital part of the testing process and they will allow test kitchens to become more efficient and to become as efficient as possible, to ensure they have the highest level of quality and safety,” Mr Grillo said.
The centre is currently conducting the first phase of a feasibility study to find out if the new test kitchen can be built in Melbourne.
“This will be part of our ongoing plan to build the first test kitchens at UTS and UTS, to support testing of new automated systems,” Mr Griffith said.
ACAT has already secured funding to help get the new automated testing facility off the ground.
The $25m project was funded by the Australian Government, the State Government and the Federal Government.
“ACAT has a long history of delivering automated testing solutions, and we believe that this facility will further our existing relationships with Australian businesses and accelerate the adoption of automation,” Mr Bratt said.
Mr Griffith also said ACATA has been able to attract international companies to Australia and other countries for testing.
So, I think that we’re in a good position for the future,” he said.