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3D-printed soft robotics to simulate popliteal artery endovascular treatment

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one of the most frequent cardiovascular diseases, affecting over 200 million people at an annual cost of $21 billion.PAD cases are predominately (80%) located within the popliteal artery, a highly flexible vessel behind the knee joint which twists, extends, and bends during standing, walking, and sitting.As a result, active or sedentary lifestyles play an important role in altering the biomechanics leading to popliteal diseases.Furthermore, surgical treatments within the popliteal artery have been inconsistent, with a …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

3D printing a soft robotic gripper

This research is focused on robotic grasping and agricultural robotics.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Biofabrication robotics and meta-material research

Biofabrication is the application of advanced manufacturing (AM) to medicine. Part of our research involves the design and construction of AM tools to aid in tissue engineering, 3D scanning, computational medicine and 3D printing solutions for several healthcare needs.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

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
School
School of Management
Research centre(s)

Use of depth sensing technology in radiotherapy and medical imaging

Consumer-grade depth sensing technology has in recent years become widely available. A number of vendors have developed similar technologies.Some examples of these technologies include:Intel’s RealSense™Asus Xtion depth sensorQualcomm Spectra ISP platform, now in its second generation.The systems make use of camera technology that measures the distance to a surface. Rapid image acquisition can then enable real time motion detection of location of the surface. The infra-red transmitter and sensor use a time-of-flight method to construct a depth map, in millimetres, …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Machine learning for wildlife monitoring

This project will investigate methods to monitor wildlife using machine learning applied to aerial imagery.While it's highly desirable to use drones and aerial footage to monitor wildlife, there are substantial challenges created by the nature of the data and target wildlife.This, combined with the vast nature of any collected aerial data, makes manual analysis difficult. This challenge motivates the development of machine learning methods to automatically process data and perform tasks, such as:detecting target animalscounting herd animalsclassifying land useassessing environment …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Text analysis in engineering education

Textual data contains a large amount of embedded information. This text information is easily extracted by humans, but is difficult for machines to interpret. Using various textual analysis methods some information can be drawn out from pieces of text. An example includes finding the confidence in student-written answers.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Wireless power transfer systems for heart assist devices

Almost all heart assist devices used in the medical industry require power supply and signal wires piercing through the patient's skin. There's a risk that skin piercing can cause serious, fatal infections.The aim of this project is to develop a wireless power transfer system that can transfer power to the heart assist device embedded in the patient's body. There are number of important issues that need to be addressed carefully, such as:miniaturisationrobust controlefficient power converter circuits that can also interface …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

The insufficient informativeness of measurements in Bayesian detection problems

Shiryaev's Bayesian Quickest Change Detection (QCD) problem is to detect a change in the statistical problems of an observed process. This is an important signal processing problem with application in a diverse range of areas, including:automatic controlquality controlstatisticstarget detection.Recently a critical deficiency in Shiryaev's QCD problem has been identified to occur due to the insufficient informativeness of measurement in low signal-to-noise (SNR) to overcome geometric prior assumption on the change event.These deficiencies are due to the non-ergodic nature of the …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Wide field-of-view vision-based aircraft detection

Small to medium-sized fixed-wing unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) have an incredible range of potential applications in civilian operations including:disaster assessmentsearch and rescueenvironmental and infrastructure monitoringremote sensing in agricultureproduct delivery.The national airspace is heavily regulated with strict rules and safety layers that aim to mitigate the risk of mid-air collisions. The final safety layer corresponds to human pilots using their eyes and judgment to avoid potential mid-air collision threats.Sense and avoid (SAA) refers to the implied regulatory requirement that UAVs be …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Photovoltaic systems in e-mobility

It's expected that solar photovoltaics will play an important role in the transformation towards electric mobility, including solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, as well as (partially or fully) solar powered vehicles.Solar panels on the surface of an EV can serve as auxiliary power supply. Lightweight vehicles (e.g. commuter solar cars, cargo bikes, etc.), have the potential to considerably add to the EV's driving range and reduce overall charging needs. However, the integration of photovoltaic (PV) systems into EVs …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Degradation-conscious charging of lithium-ion batteries

The adoption of electric vehicles and grid storage systems by the present day consumers has been phenomenal. The most critical issue with the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is how to manage its degradation.Understanding battery degradation mechanisms and the development of charging strategies to optimally manage battery degradation is very important. There are a number of important issues that need to be addressed carefully, such as thermo-electrochemical modelling of large battery packs and fast charging protocols.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)

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