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Augmented reality interfaces for autonomous vehicles

We're seeking brilliant and highly motivated students to work on an project seeking to improve the accessibility and usability of automated vehicles for disadvantaged users.Automated Vehicles are often touted as a solution to enable mobility for older users and people with disabilities, but these user groups are rarely included in their design. As a result, current developments are largely focused on the needs and skills of affluent, younger users, and ironically risk to further marginalise, instead of empowering, those who …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Internet of Mobile Energy

The emergence of the two-way communication model and Distributed Energy Sources (DES) is transforming traditional power systems from largely centralised energy production to more decentralised and connected management systems. This is called the 'smart grid'.As the smart grid evolves, electric vehicles (EVs) are emerging as unconventional and highly-disruptive participants in the grid that can add significant benefit and flexibility. Notably, EVs are equipped with a relatively high capacity battery that stores energy to power the vehicle.EV batteries, coupled with the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Prove your location without using GPS

Contemporary location-based applications use GPS as the location source to prove the presence at a particular location or access location-based services. When devices connect to WiFi routers and cellular towers, one may prove that the devices were in a specific locality. However, this approach is not feasible due to privacy reasons as the cellular companies may not be willing to share a location proof for every user.Relying on a GPS is also not trustworthy because users can use apps such …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Distributed Computing in Highly Dynamic Environments

Distributed applications in the domain of bush fire monitoring and connected vehicles expect to operate in a highly dynamic environment with unpredictable mobility, computation, and communication patterns. This project aims to create an extreme distributed computing environment using our 20-node Raspberry Pi testbed, involving Bluetooth, WiFi, and mobile devices (Raspberry Pi or mobile phones).

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

Developing ANSYS multibody dynamics for application to problems in vehicle design

Vehicles experience a wide range of dynamically changing forces throughout driving. Race cars, especially, undergo extremely large loads during a race, and accounting for those loads in the design and analysis of all components is critical. Specialised vehicle dynamics software is often used to model such forces, while Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a common approach to analyse components.The ANSYS software package provides an additional Multibody Dynamics module that enables the combination of rigid and flexible parts to be modelled …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering

Exploring exosomes as potential cancer biomarkers

Aims and MethodologyOur team investigates specific mechanisms in which cancer cells communicate with the environment in order to promote disease progression. In particular, we aim to understand the processes employed by cancer-derived small extracellular vesicles, termed exosomes, to promote the spread of cancer cells from the primary site to distal organs. Additionally, our group analyses the molecular composition of exosomes isolated from the blood of cancer patients, in order to establish innovative cancer-specific signatures that will ultimately improve cancer diagnosis …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School
School of Biomedical Sciences

Contributions and risks of smart urban technology-driven approaches to sustainable development

The prospects of smart urban technologies range from expanding infrastructure capacity to generating new services, from reducing emissions to engaging the public, from minimising human errors to improved decision-making, and from supporting sustainable development to improving performances of commercial enterprises and cities. The most popular technologies in the context of cities include, but are not limited to, internet-of-things (IoT), autonomous vehicles (AV), Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), bigdata, 5G/6G, robotics, blockchain, cloud computing, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), digital twins and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Architecture and Built Environment

Aggressive lane change and cornering detection in the connected vehicle environment

BackgroundSoon, vehicles equipped with Cooperative Vehicle Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) will be on Australian roads. C-ITS will enable several safety functions (use cases) which are expected to improve road safety. After-market products C-ITS based has the advantage of being a feasible solution for existing vehicles with outdated technologies, which might be the origin of the road safety problems. Moreover, C-ITS data enables real-time evaluation of driver behaviour which can be used in several applications such as driver assistance and early …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Computer Science

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