Applications open soon
Supervisor and Program co-leads:
- Professor Sally McArthur (Supervisor and Program co-lead)
- Dr Lee Clemon, UTS (Program co-lead)
Many high value-add manufactured products are subject to regulatory constraints and oversight (e.g. medical devices, defence and aviation) and require a complete digital thread across the product lifecycle.
In the context of collaborative robotic applications, such a thread needs to contain a number of components:
- a specification of the desired information and intended assurance needs of the process
- a specification of the tasks and behaviours to be exhibited by both robot and human in a collaboration scenario,
- the ability to optimise and test such specifications before putting them into practice,
- the monitoring and documentation of accomplished tasks and behaviours and,
- the inspection of task outcomes.
This Program will develop tools for the specification, capturing, monitoring and evaluation of such a digital thread in human-robot and robot-human collaboration scenarios. This work is synergistic with other Programs and will develop skills and capacity within industry.
Key responsibilities include:
- Conducting high-quality research relevant to the research program as part of project teams to meet goals timelines and deliverables.
- Participating and contributing to ethical, high-quality, and innovative research through activities such as quality publications, industry and end-user presentations, or conference presentations.
- Actively participating in strategic planning for Human-Robot Workforce research and development.
- Maintaining complete and accurate research records, including written and verbal reports, documenting details of IP, ethics approvals, publications, media mentions, and other key program metrics as required.
- Leading and participating in high-performing multidisciplinary teams and assisting with the supervision of research students both undergraduate and postgraduate.
- With support from the Program Leader, developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a wide range of stakeholders including industry partners, partner institutions and internal QUT partners based in other faculties.
- Liaising with collaborators and stakeholders; and generating, finalising and editing research reports, progress reports and project reports for collaborators.
- Partaking in and encouraging HDRs to take part in the centre’s professional development program.
- Implementing and administering University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.