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Technology, Innovation and Health

Professor Belinda Bennett is interested in talking to students who wish to undertake research on legal issues related to technology, innovation and health, regulation of innovative health technologies, legal issues related to genomics, the use of artificial intelligence in health care, and the use of robotics in health care.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
Australian Centre for Health Law Research

The Challenge of Neural Interfaces to Law

Dr Scott Kiel-Chisholm is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates considering the legal dimensions from the development and adoption of neural interfaces. We are interested in looking for candidates looking at civil and criminal implications, comparative legal analysis and the legal and quasi-legal implications of neural interfaces for supra-legal institutions like the WTO and the EU. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research group. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Law
Lead unit
School of Law

Visual memory summarisation for life-long mobile service robots operation in everyday environments

This research project aims to answer the question: How can video summarisation methods be used for efficient review and data storage of visual sensory data captured during a life-long operation of mobile service robot?Video summarisation refers to the process of generating a summary that best conveys the most informative content of a longer video.

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

Lifelong semantic mapping of large scale environments

When building a map of objects inside a real environment, this map can become quickly outdated as objects are moved around over time. This is especially true when the map is on the scale of a house, warehouse or a city.This PhD project investigates new methods for keeping a high-resolution semantic map up-to-date using partial, and possibly low-resolution, snapshots. These environment snapshots can be captured by sensors mounted on moving agents, such as vehicles and mobile robots. …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

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 struggle with the new business models (e.g. Kodak), others turn it into …

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

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 understandingvisual place recognitionnavigationSimultaneous 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 …

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

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 viewpoints change: for example in conditions of inclement weather, changing seasons or day-night cycles.Robots and autonomous vehicles must also be able to localise across viewpoint changes: for example driving down the same road but in the opposite …

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

Surgery robot

Significant advances have been made in surgical assistance robots, but significant challenges remain.This project will develop new systems for surgical assistance robots, including the potential for advanced surgical localization and positioning systems.This project is part of a major Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics.

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

Intelligent and automated exception handling strategies for robotic process automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a relatively new technology that uses small computer programs called bots to mimic the manual path taken by a human through a range of computer applications when performing certain tasks in a business process.The sequence of tasks that is mimicked by bots, referred to as a 'bot-flow', typically comprises of various computer-human interactions (such as mouse clicks and keyboard strokes) that need to be executed in a particular order to accomplish the tasks. Before a …

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

Robotic Process Automation

Recently, there has been a strong interest in industry in a specific area of automation Robotic Process Automation (RPA). This term includes:robotics - software agents acting as human beings in system interactionsprocess automation - either workflow management systems or systems that are process-aware.RPA is a relatively new technology comprising of software agents called `bots'. These bots mimic the manual path taken by humans through a range of computer applications when performing certain tasks in a business process. The tasks that …

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

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

Performance monitoring of deep learning models for robotic perception

This project breaks the current 'weak' assumption in the literature that the performance of deep learning models reported on a holdout dataset is an indicator of the performance on all future and yet to be encountered conditions during deployment. In reality, performance fluctuates and can drop below critical thresholds when the robot travels through particular places, times and conditions.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics

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