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Place classification for mobile robots

For social robots and service robots to be able to operate effectively 'out of the box' in indoor environments, they must be able to understand the context of those environments without necessarily developing or having access to a complex map.The aim of this project is to develop a visual classifier for the type of rooms encountered in a typical home (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, laundry, etc.), medical facility (hallway, ward, waiting area, treatment room), commercial office environment (personal office, …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Digital business models

The ongoing proliferation of a digital lifestyle and the exposure to global innovation raises the expectation level of customers for new products and services. The ongoing technological innovations make this possible, but require digital business models to turn them into viable commercial offerings. This is not only relevant for new (‘born-on-the-web’) companies, but also for traditional companies who run the risk of having their core business disrupted. While some see the technological change coming but struggle with the new business …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Digital business models

The ongoing proliferation of a digital lifestyle and the exposure to global innovation raises the expectation level of customers for new products and services. The ongoing technological innovations make this possible, but require digital business models to turn them into viable commercial offerings. This is not only relevant for new (‘born-on-the-web’) companies, but also for traditional companies who run the risk of having their core business disrupted. While some see the technological change coming but struggle with the new business …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Information Systems

Visual place recognition for robots and autonomous vehicles

Knowing where you are is a fundamental capability for robots and autonomous vehicles moving through an environment.Increasingly technologies in this area are based around camera sensors, performing a process known as Visual Place Recognition (VPR).VPR becomes challenging in the real-world when conditions or viewpoint change: for example in conditions of inclement weather, changing seasons or day-night cycles.Robots and autonomous vehicles must also be able to localize across viewpoint changes - for example driving down the same road but in the …

Study level
PhD, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Neuroscience-based algorithms for robotics and autonomous vehicles

Increasingly researchers are looking to neuroscience and the brain for inspiration in how they design their deep learning network architectures for robotics and artificial intelligence tasks.This project will design innovative new neural network-based learning approaches to make breakthroughs in robotic and autonomous vehicle capabilities in:sensingscene understandingnavigationSimultaneous Localisation And Mapping (SLAM)other key capabilities.In doing so you will gain invaluable experience and skills in one of the most exciting fields in the world today, along with opportunities for international travel and collaborations.Our …

Study level
PhD, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Robots and Digital Agents in Health and Wellbeing Settings

Increasingly digital agents and robots are playing a role in our health care system. Key questions remain about how people respond to non-human entities in health settings. This program of research aims to explore a range of issues in this space:When do people treat agents and robots as though they are human?Which topics are people comfortable disclosing to digital agents and robots?What features of digital agents and robots make them feel more trustworthy, friendly, believable, etc? …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences

HR and Robotics

The 2018 Robotics Roadmap for Australia suggests a range of ways that robotics may affect the business world.  In particular, humans may need to work alongside robots or their efforts may be augmented by robots.  For this project the focus is on the HR implications of the various ways humans and robots may interact in the workplace.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Management

OpenRatSLAM: Open source biologically inspired mapping and navigation

RatSLAM is a bio-inspired simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) system.Based on continous attractor network dynamics, RatSLAM is capable of mapping by closing loops to correct odometry error.This project will develop a polished, open source codebase for the RatSLAM system which will enhance its use around the world.More information about RatSLAM (Google Code)RatSLAM publication (ResearchGate). …

Study level
PhD, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Exploring mine waters with autonomous vehicles

Project involves the development of an autonomous vehicle that can do in-situ measurements for environmental monitoring and metal-prospecting applications.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering

Engaging older adults: a digital companion device

This project involves the study and development of an innovative digital companion platform to improve senior’s user-accessibility, maintain active ageing, promote social engagement and enhance their quality of life. The project will explore ways seniors are interacting with current technologies such as mobile applications and wearables, and their expectations and user satisfaction with technology in their everyday life activities.Our main goal is to reduce today’s fast-growing digital divide by leveraging novel technologies that are more supportive and interactive reducing tactile …

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Robust pose estimation of objects using TensorFlow computation

Robust pose estimation of objects is needed for robotic application and human computer interfaces. Like most computer vision tasks, robust pose estimation becomes a challenging problem when the environmental conditions (like lighting and visibility) are not controlled.The approach we propose is to leverage the computational graphs that can be created in deep learning framework like TensorFlow. This approach opens up several strategies.For example, if a model of an object is available, a deep neural network can be trained to make …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Pose recognition and replication by a humanoid robot

The use of body language, whether conscious or unconscious, provides an important mechanism for people to communicate information, such as intent or emotion, to people around them. In order for social robots to work alongside humans, they must therefore be capable of recognising and understanding these subtle cues, and where necessary, to replicate such cues to express their own messages.While providing robots with a complete understanding of body language is still a long way off however, through this project we …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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