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Building virtual environments for robots using NVIDIA simulator ISAAC

Conducting experiments using real robots can be difficult sometimes due to the restrictions on space and actions.Simulators can provide an answer to these concerns in the early stages of development. We recognise that real world testing is crucial as results in a simulator do not always reflect results in reality.ISAAC is a new robot simulator that shows promise in this space. However it currently only offers a few Unreal Engine environments.In this project, you will add more environments to this …

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

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

Engaging recreational fishers in the management of fisheries habitats

Recreational fishing is Australia’s most popular sport and leisure activity. The number of recreational fishers in Australia is significant and they have considerable political influence. Recreational fishers also have the potential to be instrumental in successful fisheries conservation, habitat restoration and environmental stewardship efforts.We welcome research proposals which will contribute to understanding stakeholder engagement strategies for the collaborative management of fishing areas and the meaningful engagement of recreational fishers in a range of advocacy, conservation, monitoring, enforcement, and habitat restoration …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

How is engagement used to influence and shape public opinion in consumer organisations?

The trend to a more socially inclusive and responsive form of organisational decision-making reflects an increasing belief that engaging a community for specific programs can lead to better organisational and social outcomes.While community engagement has strongly featured in government public relations and communication practice, a recent trend noted in marketing communication practice is to incorporate the broader concept of social or community engagement as a key communication strategy. There is little evidence in the literature to provide clarity to this …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
Lead unit
School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations

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