Robotics and Control

Research focus

Research is conducted on advancing robotic capabilities, automation and intelligent sensing, with applications in a very diverse range of areas including robotic assisted surgery, cell manipulation, unmanned vehicles and service robotics for railways and aerospace maintenance.

Meet the researchers

Prof Dana Kulic

Prof Kulic research in rehabilitation technology enables highly accurate, non-invasive, measurement of human movement, which can be deployed in industrial settings for accurate measurement of operator movement.


 Dana Kulic
Prof Bijan Shirinzadeh

Robotics/Parallel Mechanisms, Micro/Nano Manipulation Mechanisms; Intelligent Sensing and Control: Laser-based Sensing, Measurement and Control; Robotic Assisted Surgery / Haptics; Cell Surgery/Manipulation; Complex/Autonomous Systems; Automation and Manufacturing Sciences: Automated Fibre Placement, Fixturing and Machining.


Bijan Shirinzadeh
Dr Elahe Abdi

Dr. Abdi is interested in medical and surgical robotics, human-robot interaction, design of human-machine interfaces, haptics, control, behavioural studies, application of robotics in neuroscience and soft tissue modelling.

Bijan Shirinzadeh
Dr Chao Chen

Dr Chen is interested in solving real-world problems by means of advanced robotic technologies. His research areas include agriculture robots, medical robots, and infrastructural robots with the emphasis on robotic design, modelling, sensing, and motion planning.


Chao Chen
Dr Hoam Chung

My research interests include model predictive control (MPC) theory and application, autonomous miniature flyers, semi-infinite optimization problems, real-time system design and software/hardware implementation, autonomous unmanned systems (UAVs, UGVs, and UUVs), rotorcraft dynamics, and robotics.


Hoam Chung