Projets de recherche récents

Advanced technologies for autonomous robotic harvesting of mushroom

2015/16-2016/17 • $150,000 • PI,CO
The mushroom growing industry is valued at over $100 billion per annum worldwide according to the NationalAgricultural Statistics Service. All types of mushrooms destined for the fresh market are currently harvested byhand. The labour cost for harvesting mushrooms accounts for more than 30% of...

Human-Safe Robots for Industrial and Domestic Robotic Applications

2012/13-2016/17 • $100,000 • PI
For decades now, humankind has envisioned a future where robots permeate our daily lives, assisting and facilitating our activities. However, despite incremental advances, a world of ubiquitous robotics remains, to date, confined to science fiction. A novel actuation mechanism can now realize...

Compliance control using MR actuation for effective placement/removal of explosives in mining

2015/16 • $25,000 • PI
teleoperator systems. In teleoperator systems, force reflection (Haptic) provides important cues and enables the user to feel the interaction with a remote or virtual environment during teleoperation. However, in today's force-reflecting teleoperator systems, the dexterity of teleoperator...

The use of MR clutches in the design and development of a Smart WeedBot

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
In recent years the use of domestic robots for household chores has been dramatically increased. These robotsare used for basic indoor and outdoor household chores such as vacuum cleaning, lawn mowing, etc. Most ofthese robots fall under the category of autonomous mobile robot and operate...

Suitable Grasping for Harvesting Mushroom

2013/14 • $25,000 • PI
Currently, all types of mushrooms destined for the fresh market are harvested by hand. The harvesting process involves identifying ripe mushrooms, picking mushrooms in a manner that does not damage or contaminate the mushrooms or their neighbours, and packaging the mushrooms. The cost of...



Systems and methods relating to a clutch system for use in controllably transmitting torque from an input shaft to an output shaft. The clutch system has a torque transmission fluid that has a viscosity that changes based on the strength of an electromagnetic field passing through the fluid. A number of sensors are placed at different radial locations on the torque transmission disks to detect the strength of the electromagnetic field. Based on the strength of the electromagnetic field, the...
Applications connexes: CA20102776800, WO2010CA01577