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  • Two men in jumpsuits in Antarctica with penguins in foreground

    A forty year journey with science and research

    Dr Mike Staines joins a rare breed when he retires this month from his position as Senior Scientist, Robinson Research Institute, two weeks short of a forty year career.

  • Ben Parkinson (right) and Konstantinos Bouloukakis working on the helmet-style MRI magnet.

    Developing a portable MRI

    Victoria University of Wellington’s Robinson Research Institute and School of Design have joined forces to create the world’s first portable MRI scanner prototype.

  • Terry Miller stands beside the immersive VR ball he developed

    Alumni profile: Terry Miller

    Terry Miller says he always wanted to be the guy who built the crazy stuff. So much so, he gave up a lucrative research and development job to do just that. What came next was the world’s first fully untethered virtual reality platform.

  • Satellite over coastline

    What could a New Zealand space programme look like?

    As we mark the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, Dr Nick Long, Director of Victoria University of Wellington's Robinson Research Institute, reflects on what that's meant for New Zealand and considers the space 'gold rush' ahead.