Nexxis secures support from AMGC for the development of Magneto robotic technology

Posted by Daniel Gleeson on October 7, 2021

Perth, Western Australia-based robotics company Nexxis received a grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Center (AMGC) Marketing Fund of A $ 675,000 (A $ 491,420) to assist in its marketing efforts of its Magneto technology.

In August, Nexxis unveiled the world’s first fully approved EX-class robotic camera inspection device – Magneto-EX. The spider-shaped device with its magnetic feet is the first system developed suitable for use in hazardous area inspections, according to Nexxis.

The A $ 675,000 grant recognizes the value Nexxis brings to resource technology and critical mineral processing, one of the federal government’s six national manufacturing priorities, according to Nexxis.

Nexxis Founder and Director Jason De Silveira said: “Receiving a share of the AMGC commercialization fund will help Nexxis create jobs, gain new market visibility and continue to drive innovation in the market. the booming field of robotics and technology. Our team invests in research and development, engineering and manufacturing to develop transformative technologies in a range of sectors critical to the economic success of Western Australia and Australia.

“Robots such as our spider-shaped exploration robot, Magneto, designed at our state-of-the-art Perth headquarters, are revolutionizing the energy and mining industries, bringing innovation from Australia to- Western on the world map. “

The funding will help accelerate the speed to market while allowing Nexxis to develop and evolve the workforce needed to be a global robotics technology company, the company said.

De Silveira said Nexxis has worked closely with CSIRO’s NERA and Data61 partners through the development of Magneto and is now positioning itself to commercialize its latest technology.

“Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art inspection, test and measurement robots – among a range of other equipment – fleet-wide in Australia and globally in a wide range of industries.” , did he declare.

“The AMGC Commercialization Fund is helping us take these next steps. “