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Cook Medical Placement

POSTED: 08 May, 2024

Our University of Technology Sydney PhD researcher, Louis Fernandez, has just completed a one-month placement with our industry partner, Cook Medical.

During his placement, Louis not only gathered data for his PhD research but also conducted a demonstration (alongside A/Prof Jared Donovan) for Cook Medical staff at their Continuous Improvement Expo. This demonstration allowed staff to interact with a cobot and experience how user-friendly it is to operate.

Louis also managed a couple of visits to QUT (Queensland University of Technology)), where he caught up with fellow members of the Human Robot Interaction research program, including James Dwyer, Dr Stine Johansen, and Prof Markus Rittenbruch.

We extend our thanks to Kettina Materna from Cook Medical for supervising Louis during his placement and to Louis’ Principal Supervisor, Dr Marc Carmichael, for organising the visit.

Such placements offer students valuable insights into the challenges faced by manufacturers when implementing technology. By engaging partners in the initial design process, solutions are more likely to be embraced by staff.

Learn more about Louis’ project – HERE