Congratulations to Mechatronics student Timothy Atkinson who was successful in receiving one of 12 Honours scholarships from the Playford Trust in 2015. The scholarships are offered annually to South Australian recipients who are studying an Honours program at one of the three South Australian Universities. Each South Australian University is allocated four of the scholarships [...]
The use of exoskeleton technology for medical rehabilitation is growing as advances in robotics allow for greater use in clinical environments.
The Exoskeleton Device project aims to develop a lower body exoskeleton as a robotic assisted gait rehabilitation device for children with cerebral palsy. The project is a collaboration between the School of Mechanical Engineering and [...]
The unmanned surface vessels (USVs) or robotic speed boats are fairly popular, as a more advanced technological maritime future of the 21st century.
The aim of this project is to focuses on developing a maritime-based USV multi-purpose robot with capability to deploy Micro-Sonobuoys, performing surveillance missions, and communicate between the ground control system (operators) and other [...]
The University of Adelaide final year honours project group, Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Wake Interaction, recently attended the St. Michael’s College careers night as exhibitors in order to help bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary studies.
It was a good opportunity to gain exposure for the project, team members and the University. The group willingly [...]
Wind turbines are a major part of our response to climate change. They do, however, create noise and this limits how far we can place them to homes and how many we can put in one place. This project is looking at innovative means of quietening rotor blades by taking inspiration from owls. Owls can [...]
Lower back pain (LBP) is a common but poorly understood disorder; it affects a wide cross-section of society. Anecdotally, patients with LBP who adopt a one-handed bending and lifting technique involving bracing one arm against the corresponding thigh, report reduced pain and increased ability to carry out occupational and daily living activities. With greater supporting [...]
Science Alive is Australia’s largest science, technology and engineering event attracting people of all ages. This year, Dancing Particles was one of the displays showcased on behalf of The University of Adelaide. Dancing Particles is a project based on combustion testing of micro-sized particles. The project consists of understanding the principles and science of stable [...]
Swarm robotics is the study of robotic systems consisting of a large group of relatively small and simple robots that interact and cooperate with each other in order to jointly solve tasks that are outside their own individual capabilities. Swarm robotic systems typically exhibit interesting properties such as high degrees of parallelism, redundancy, and robustness. [...]
Launching a Robot mini-sub, or autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) with the capability of being able to fly, (when it reached to the water surface) as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an ideal concept. The next issue is command, control and navigation systems within underwater and above as well as avionics when it is flying [...]
Over 3 billion people use fuels such as wood, dung, and agricultural residues for cooking. Burning these fuels in traditional cookstoves can result in significant indoor air pollution, which claims the lives of 4 million people each year. In an effort to combat this problem improved cookstoves have been developed. These stoves aim to reduce: [...]