- Applications close
- 30 September 2019
What you'll receive
- a living allowance for 3.5 years indexed annually ($27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs
- a total of $3,000 (over a 3.5 year period) to support other related research costs.
- meet the admission criteria for a PhD (PDF file, 92.7 KB)
- have received first-class honours (H1) or completed a research masters in the field of augmented, virtual, mixed reality; and architectural design and fabrication
- apply for and be accepted into a PhD.
You should have skills and interest in:
- industrial design, interaction design, human-robot Interaction or robotics
- applied design-led research
- prototyping new product concepts through code and physical artefacts
- design fabrication (digital and analogue materials)
Is this project right for me?
This project explores the use of immersive augmented and mixed reality, in combination with haptic and tangible feedback devices, to create an applied framework to support design and assembly tasks in domains related to architectural design and construction.
The PhD project will be carried out in an applied industry setting with a strong focus on user-centred design.
How to apply
Applications for our annual scholarship round are now open for students starting in 2020.
Apply for a research degree and a scholarship any time between now and 30 September 2019.
You must register your interest for a scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.
You'll be considered for all scholarships you're eligible for.
If you have already applied for admission and want to be considered in the annual scholarship round, register your interest by contacting the Research Students Centre.
For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact Associate Professor Markus Rittenbruch.
What happens next?
We'll assess applications and make offers in mid-November. If your scholarship application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer by the response date provided in your offer. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.
Eligibility for admission to a PhD is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarships applications will be assessed by the faculty you’re applying to study with.
Your scholarship will end when you submit your thesis, or at the end of the award's tenure, whichever comes first.
Read the terms and conditions for this scholarship:
- Terms and conditions for Australian and New Zealand students (PDF file, 140.0 KB)
- Terms and conditions for international students (PDF file, 140.5 KB)
To keep your scholarship, you must:
- make satisfactory progress in your studies
- remain studying at QUT
- be enrolled as an internal student
- remain studying full time.
- hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award.
About the scholarship
Human-robot collaboration (HRC) is a field of research that effectively combines human and robotic abilities to increase the efficiency and flexibility of manufacturing processes. Assistive robots and machines that work alongside skilled human experts are key future enabling technologies in advanced manufacturing. Manufacturing lines using industrial robots are well suited to delivering large numbers of consistently high-quality products very efficiently. Humans, by comparison, excel at flexibility, perception, creativity and critical thinking. A tighter integration of work routines requires improved approaches to support awareness in human-robotic co-working spaces. There is a need for solutions that also let people see what the robot is intending to do so that they can also efficiently adjust their actions to work with the robot.