Wences’ Completion

Congratulations to Wences, who presented his completion seminar last Monday. His research into robust object manipulation with a view to prosthetic applications has produced some very impressive results (see the Publications Page).

Wences will be heading to Europe for a post doctoral position next year.

Well done Wences!


We’ve Moved!

The Human-Robotics Laboratory has moved to new offices at the Space Lab – up just one floor from our old location.

Our new facilities come equipped with new facilities including sit-stand desks, new monitors and docking stations, meeting rooms and a well-equipped kitchen. We’re looking forward to making the most of our new home.


Wences is particularly happy with the move.


Congratulations Florence!

After submitting her thesis a couple of weeks ago, Florence has already landed a job at Axxin – a company which provides platforms and diagnostic products for biomedical applications. Florence will be starting as a Systems Engineer very soon.

Well done Florence – we’ll miss you and Lil Pumpkin around the lab.


The International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation

Last week, Dr Alireza Mohammadi and Mr Demy Kremers presented at the International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018) in Pisa, Italy.

Alireza presented his paper “X-Limb: A Soft Prosthetic Hand – Towards the Most Usable Hand Prostheses”, which is part of our Advanced Prosthetics project.

Demy – our intern from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) who was with us at the Human-Robotics laboratory earlier this year – presented his paper titled “Sensorless Force Estimator in Rehabilitation Robotics” from our work in Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics.

Demy presenting on Wednesday
Alireza presenting on Friday

Well done Alireza and Demy!



The Human Robotics Laboratory at Research Centre Launch

Today we were at the launch of the new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies, which will develop artificial intelligence (AI) applications for medical technologies, which was officially opened by Senator Jane Hume. PhD Candidate Jing Mu, A/Prof. Denny Oetomo and A/Prof. Ying Tan were at the launch to demonstrate some of the work we have done in the Advanced Prosthetics project.

Jing Mu and A/Prof Denny Oetomo demonstrating our work to IBM Research Australia Lab Director Professor Iven Mareels and Senator Jane Hume at today’s launch

Read more here!