Human autonomous systems interaction

More effective human performance is at the heart our research into robotically assisted physical interactions in rehabilitation and workplaces, and into the support of autonomous systems to improve human decision-making and cognition.

Our expertise

  • Robotic design and prototype manufacture
  • Advanced sensor design for nano and micro sensors
  • Sensor and information processing
  • Machine learning and game theory
  • Control system design and implementation
  • Advanced materials design
  • Human biomechanical and cognitive modelling
  • Virtual reality programming
  • Theories of cognition
Denny Oetomo explains some of our research in Human Autonomous Systems

Robotic hand prosthesis adapts to user capabilities

The robotic prosthetic offers the two hand grips that people use for 80 per cent of activities, as well as the ability to point, which reduces the neural effort required compared to devices with more options, also increasing the speed of the prosthetic’s response for the user.

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Explaining AI decisions

Truly explainable AI requires integration of the technical and human challenges to address both the cognitive and social and technical spectrum: how people understand and evaluate explanations, and how to automatically generate and evaluate explanations to match these.

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Intelligent controller optimises stroke rehabilitation

In collaboration with the international industry partner Fourier Intelligence we have developed a new intelligent controller, incorporating it in into an existing commercially available robotic platform that helps patients with upper limb rehabilitation exercises.

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