The research focus of this program is in the area of kinematics and dynamics of robotics mechanisms (its modelling, analysis and manipulation) and their applications primarily in biomedical and clinical tasks.
The project aims to explore and realise dexterous use of motorised prostheses, with a current focus on the upper limb / hand. It seeks to exploit an interdisciplinary approach to combine new techniques in robotics, human-machine interface and advances in surgical techniques. The project is carried out in close collaboration with St Vincent's Hospital and has been fortunate to receive the financial support of the Valma Angliss Trust.
The project is part of a larger national initiative with a network of international collaborators. Specific topics that are being investigated are:
- dexterous in-hand object manipulation for myoelectrically driven prostheses
- design and evaluation of robust underactuated non-anthropomorphic prostheses
- feedback mechanisms in prostheses.
Professor Peter Choong
Associate Professor Denny Oetomo