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A/Prof. Ben Horan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School, Research

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

ben.horan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72907

Publications

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2018

Evaluation of a new virtual reality micro-robotic cell injection training system

S Faroque, M Mortimer, M Pangetsu, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2018), Vol. 67, pp. 656-671, Computers and electrical engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Forecasting of photovoltaic power generation and model optimization: a review

U Das, K Tey, M Seyedmahmoudian, S Mekhilef, M Idris, W Van Deventer, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2018), Vol. 81, pp. 912-928, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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MSIM: a change detection framework for damage assessment in natural disasters

D Qin, X Zhou, W Zhou, G Huang, Y Ren, B Horan, J He, N Kito

(2018), Vol. 97, pp. 372-383, Expert Systems with Applications, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Improved differential evolution-based MPPT algorithm using SEPIC for PV systems under partial shading conditions and load variation

K Tey, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, A Oo, A Stojcevski

(2018), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Energy management for a gird connected hybrid renewable energy system

L Halabi, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2018), pp. 1-5, AUPEC 2017 : Smart power grids in the 21st century : Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2017, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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Using particle swarm optimization for PID optimization for altitude control on a quadrotor

J Connor, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2018), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2017 : Smart power grids in the 21st century : Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2017, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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Performance evaluation of maximum power point tracking approaches and photovoltaic systems

H Islam, S Mekhilef, N Shah, T Soon, M Seyedmahmousian, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 1-24, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Application of the hybrid ANFIS models for long term wind power density prediction with extrapolation capability

M Hossain, S Mekhilef, F Afifi, L Halabi, L Olatomiwa, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-31, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Maximum power point tracking for photovoltaic systems under partial shading conditions using bat algorithm

M Seyedmahmoudian, T Soon, E Jamei, G Thirunavukkarasu, B Horan, S Mekhilef, A Stojcevski

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, Sustainability, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Mitigation of power quality issues due to high penetration of renewable energy sources in electric grid systems using three-phase APF/STATCOM technologies: a review

W Tareen, M Aamir, S Mekhilef, M Nakaoka, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, M Memon, N Baig

(2018), Vol. 11, pp. 1-41, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2017

Grid-connected isolated PV microinverters: a review

R Hasan, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 67, pp. 1065-1080, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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ASEAN power grid: a secure transmission infrastructure for clean and sustainable energy for South-East Asia

T Ahmed, S Mekhilef, R Shah, N Mithulananthan, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 67, pp. 1420-1435, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Active power filter (APF) for mitigation of power quality issues in grid integration of wind and photovoltaic energy conversion system

W Tareen, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 70, pp. 635-655, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Building a relationship between robot characteristics and teleoperation user interfaces

M Mortimer, B Horan, M Seyedmahmoudian

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-19, Sensors, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Application of emotional design to the form redesign of a midwifery training aid

J Mao, B Horan, H Forbes, S Smilevski, T Bucknall, C Nagle, D Phillips, I Gibson

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 44-50, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the International Conference of Design and Technology, Geelong, Australia, E1

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Astronaut training using virtual reality in a neutrally buoyant environment

T Everson, C McDermott, A Kain, C Fernandez, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 319-327, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Design and Technology, (2016 : Geelong, VIC), E1

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Teaching engineering design using modular methods with virtual tools

J brady, M Joordens, B Horan

(2017), pp. 1-8, AAEE2016 : Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, E1

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Micro-robotic cell Injection training in a CAVE

S Mohd Faroque, B Horan, M Mortimer, M Pangestu

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 219-226, DesTech 2016 : Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Design and Technology, 2016 : Geelong, Australia, E1

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Dynamic charging of electric vehicle with negligible power transfer fluctuation

M Alam, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1-20, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Chronic work stress and decreased vagal tone impairs decision making and reaction time in jockeys

K Landolt, P Maruff, B Horan, M Kingsley, G Kinsella, P O'Halloran, M Hale, B Wright

(2017), Vol. 84, pp. 151-158, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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SVR-based model to forecast PV power generation under different weather conditions

U Das, K Tey, M Seyedmahmoudian, M Idna Idris, S Mekhilef, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Towards large-scale haptic virtual reality training for micro-robotic cell injection

S Faroque, B Horan, M Mortimer, M Pangestu

(2017), WECON 2016 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Wireless Networks and Embedded Systems, Rajpura, India, E1

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Investigating the role of virtual reality in planning for sustainable smart cities

E Jamei, M Mortimer, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2017), Vol. 9, Sustainability, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Near state vector selection-based model predictive control with common mode voltage mitigation for a three-phase four-leg inverter

A Dadu, S Mekhilef, T Soon, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 1-19, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2016

Haptic technology for micro-robotic cell injection training systems - a review

Faroque, Horan, Adam, Pangestu, Joordens

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 509-523, Intelligent automation & soft computing, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Efficient photovoltaic system maximum power point tracking using a new technique

M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, R Rahmani, A Maung Than Oo, A Stojcevski

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-18, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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State of the art artificial intelligence-based MPPT techniques for mitigating partial shading effects on PV systems - a review

M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, T Kok Soon, R Rahmani, A Oo, S Mekhilef, A Stojcevski

(2016), Vol. 64, pp. 435-455, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Dust as an unalterable deteriorative factor affecting PV panel's efficiency: why and how

F Zaihidee, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2016), Vol. 65, pp. 1267-1278, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Kinect with ROS, interact with oculus: towards dynamic user interfaces for robotic teleoperation

M Mortimer, B Horan, M Joordens

(2016), pp. 1-6, SoSE 2016: Proceesings of the 11th IEEE Systems of Systems Engineering Conference: System of systems and cyber physical systems, from academia to application and back, Kongsberg, Norway, E1

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Large-scale virtual reality micro-robotic cell injection training

S Faroque, B Horan, M Mortimer, M Pangestu

(2016), pp. 1-6, WAC 2016 : Proceedings of the World Automation Congress, Puerto Rico, E1

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A current control approach for an abnormal grid supplied ultra sparse Z-Source matrix converter with a particle swarm optimization proportional-integral induction motor drive controller

S Sebtahmadi, H Azad, D Islam, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan, S Mekhilef

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-19, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Coil design for high misalignment tolerant inductive power transfer system for EV charging

K Kalwar, S Mekhilef, M Seyedmahmoudian, B Horan

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 1-13, Energies, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2015

Multipoint haptic mediator interface for robotic teleoperation

Q Ang, B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 86-97, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Haptic virtual reality training environment for micro-robotic cell injection

S Faroque, B Horan, H Adam, M Pangestu, S Thomas

(2015), Vol. 277, pp. 245-249, Haptic interaction : perception, devices and applications, Tokyo, Japan, B1

chapter

Keyboard control method for virtual reality micro-robotic cell injection training

S Faroque, B Horan, M Joordens

(2015), pp. 416-421, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering; SoSE 2015, San Antonio, Texas, USA, E1

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Searching Baxter's URDF robot joint and link tree for active serial chains

M Mortimer, B Horan, M Joordens, A Stojcevski

(2015), pp. 428-433, SoSE 2015 : 10th IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, San Antonio, Tex., E1

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Multipoint haptic guidance for micrograsping systems

Q Ang, B Horan, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 1388-1394, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Design of a virtual reality training system for micro-robotic cell injection

S Faroque, B Horan, H Adam, S Thomas

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 185-190, Procedia technology, Netherlands, C1

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Taking the LEAP with the Oculus HMD and CAD - plucking at thin air?

N Beattie, B Horan, S McKenzie

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 149-154, Procedia technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Viable approaches for increasing the efficiency of buiding integrated photovoltaic systems

M Seyedmahmoudian, I Kavalchuk, B Horan, A Maung Than Oo, A Stojcevski

(2015), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Wollongong, New South Wales, E1

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2014

Haptic microrobotic cell injection system

A Ghanbari, B Horan, S Nahavandi, X Chen, W Wang

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 371-383, IEEE systems journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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Design for manufacture of a low-cost haptic degree-of-freedom

M Mortimer, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2014), Vol. 2, pp. 85-89, International journal of electronics and electrical engineering, Rowland Heights, California, C1

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4 Degree-of-freedom haptic device for surgical simulation

M Mortimer, B Horan, A Stojcevski

(2014), pp. 1-6, WAC 2014 : Emerging technologies for a new paradigm in system of systems engineering : Proceedings of the 2014 World Automation Congress, Waikoloa, Hawaii, E1

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Real-time lane detection on suburban streets using visual cue integration

S Fernando, L Udawatta, B Horan, P Pathirana

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-20, International journal of advanced robotic systems, Rijeka, Croatia, C1

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Reconfigurable multipurpose haptic interface

B Horan, S Faroque, M Isaksson, Q-Z Ang

(2014), Vol. 8619, pp. 432-434, Haptics : neuroscience, devices, modeling, and applications : 9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014, Versailles, France, June 24-26, 2014, proceedings, Heidelberg, Germany, B1

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Low-cost 5-DOF haptic stylus interaction using two Phantom Omni devices

M Isaksson, B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2014), Vol. 8619, pp. 139-149, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, B1

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First year electronics not only for first year electronics students - how to ensure engagement through innovation

B Horan, S Chandrasekaran, A Stojcevski, G Littlefair

(2014), pp. 1-8, AAEE 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Wellington, NewZealand, E1

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Making student experts within a flipped mechatronics class

M Joordens, B Horan

(2014), pp. 1-9, AAEE 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

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2013

Human performance measures for interactive haptic-audio-visual interfaces

D Jia, A Bhatti, S Nahavandi, B Horan

(2013), Vol. 6, pp. 46-57, IEEE transactions on haptics, Piscataway, N.J., C1

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The old and the new : student perceived efficacy of electronics laboratory equipment

B Horan, M Joordens, R Hall, A Stojcevski

(2013), pp. 1-12, AAEE 2013 : Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2013, Gold Coast, Qld, E1

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2012

Undergraduate electronics students' use of home experiment kits for distance education

J Long, J Long, B Horan, B Horan, R Hall, R Hall

(2012), pp. 1-12, ASEE 2012 : Proceedings of the 119th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Tx., E1

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2011

Enabling multi-point haptic grasping in virtual environments

Q Ang, B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 55-58, 3DUI 2011 - IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2011, Proceedings, Singapore, Singapore, E1

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Grasping virtual objects with multi-point haptics

Q Ang, B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 189-190, VR 2011 : Proceedings - IEEE Virtual Reality, Singapore, Singapore, E1

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OzTug mobile robot for manufacturing transportation

B Horan, Z Najdovski, T Black, S Nahavandi, P Crothers

(2011), pp. 3554-3560, SMC 2011 : Conference proceeding of the 2011 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Anchorage, Alaska, E1

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Virtual haptic cell model for operator training

B Horan, D Lowe, Q Ang, M Asgari, A Ghanbari, S Nahavandi

(2011), pp. 1-5, ICMT 2011 : Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology : Precision Mechatronics for Advanced Manufacturing, Service, and Medical Sectors, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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2010

Haptic mobility control for teleoperated rovers

B Horan, S Nahavandi, E Tunstel

(2010), pp. 197-203, NSBE : Proceedings of the 2010 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference :New Horizons - New Destinations - New Discoveries, Los Angeles, Calif., E1

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Haptic guidance for microrobotic intracellular injection

A Ghanbari, H Abdi, B Horan, S Nahavandi, X Chen, W Wang

(2010), pp. 162-167, IEEE RAS & EMBS 2010 : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2010, Tokyo, Japan, E1

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Haptic microrobotic intracellular injection assistance using virtual fixtures

A Ghanbari, X Chen, W Wang, B Horan, H Abdi, S Nahavandi

(2010), pp. 781-786, ICARCV 2010 : 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapore, E1

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2009

System of autonomous rovers and their applications

F Sahin, B Horan, S Nahavandi, V Raghavan, M Jamshidi

(2009), pp. 365-384, System of systems engineering : principles and applications, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

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Towards haptic microrobotic intracellular injection

B Horan, S Nahavandi, A Ghanbari, X Chen, W Wang

(2009), pp. 1-8, ASME & IDETC/CIE 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, San Diego, California, E1

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Multi-point multi-hand haptic teleoperation of a mobile robot

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2009), pp. 992-997, RO-MAN 2009 : Proceedings of the Robot and Human Interactive Communication 2009 international symposium, Toyama, Japan, E1

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2008

Haptic control methodologies for telerobotic stair traversal

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, E Tunstel

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 3-14, International journal of intelligent control and systems, Singapore, Singapore, C1

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Intuitive haptic control surface for mobile robot motion control

B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 121-127, SSRR 2008 : Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, Sendai, Japan, E1

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3D virtual haptic cone for intuitive vehicle motion control

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, E Tunstel

(2008), pp. 67-74, 3DUI 2008 : Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, Reno, Nev., E1

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Exploiting ungrounded tactile haptic displays for mobile robotic teleoperation

B Horan, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 1-6, WAC '08 : Proceedings of the World Automation Congress '08, Waikoloa, T.H., E1

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2007

System of systems approach to threat detection and integration of heterogeneous independently operable systems

F Sahin, P Sridhar, B Horan, V Raghavan, M Jamshidi

(2007), pp. 1376-1381, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Quebec, Canada, E1

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Fuzzy haptic augmentation for telerobotic stair climbing

B Horan, S Nahavandi, D Creighton, E Tunstel

(2007), pp. 2437-2442, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2007. ISIC., Quebec, Canada, E1

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Bilateral haptic teleoperation of an articulated track mobile robot

B Horan, D Creighton, S Nahavandi, M Jamshidi

(2007), pp. 1-8, IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, 2007. SoSE '07., San Antonio, Texas, E1

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OzBot TM - Haptic augmentation of a teleoperated robotic platform for search and rescue operations

M Fielding, J Mullins, B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2007), pp. 1-6, SSRR 2007 proceedings of the IEEE international workshop on safety, security and rescue robotics, Rome, Italy, E1

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A haptically enabled low-cost reconnaissance platform for law enforcement

J Mullins, B Horan, M Fielding, S Nahavandi

(2007), pp. 1-6, SSRR 2007, IEEE International Workshop on : Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, 2007, Rome, Italy, E1

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2006

A low-cost 3-D laser imaging system

B Horan, S Nahavandi

(2006), pp. 277-282, Intelligent production machines and systems : 2nd I*PROMS Virtual Conference, 3-14 July 2006, Online Conference, E1

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Towards optimization of a real-world robotic-sensor system of systems

H Azarnoush, B Horan, P Sridhar, A Madni, M Jamshidi

(2006), pp. 1-8, World Automation Congress Budapest, Hungary, July 24-26, 2006, Budapest, Hungary, E1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Haptic Realisation of Visual Art for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Ben Horan

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2012: $53,836
  • 2011: $46,657
  • 2010: $56,141

Other Public Sector Funding

Haptic Realisation of Visual Art for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof Ben Horan

  • 2012: $22,000
  • 2011: $22,000
  • 2010: $22,000

Technology as an Enabler of the Visitor Experience in the Surf Coast Shire

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $20,000

Snake Bite First Aid VR Trainer

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2017: $40,000

Virtual Reality (VR) Ozone Generator Isolation Training

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2018: $111,385
  • 2017: $37,129

Virtual Reality Confined Space Entry (CSE) Training Systems.

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Kaja Antlej

  • 2018: $66,509

Industry and Other Funding

Development of Virtual Reality (VR) Content

A/Prof Ben Horan

  • 2016: $20,500

Manufacturing for Design

A/Prof Ben Horan

  • 2018: $31,000
  • 2017: $31,788

Interactive Virtual Reality (VR) Bolus Application

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2017: $15,450

Virtual Reality Driving Simulator for Elderly Drivers

A/Prof Ben Horan, Dr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

  • 2018: $185,000
  • 2017: $40,000

Virtual and Augmented Reality Upskilling

A/Prof Ben Horan

  • 2018: $30,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Michael Alan Mortimer

Thesis entitled: Dynamic Virtual Reality User Interface for Teleoperation of Heterogeneous Robot Teams

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2016

Syafizwan Nizam Mohd Faroque

Thesis entitled: Virtual Reality Training for Micro-robotic Cell Injection

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Executive Supervisor
2017

Mohammadmehdi Seyedmahmoudian

Thesis entitled: Design of Fast and Efficient Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Systems under Partial Shading Conditions

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2017

John Alfred Michael Brady

Thesis entitled: Teaching Engineering Design using Modular methods with virtual tools

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

2012

Quan-Zen Ang

Thesis entitled: Multi-point Haptic Interaction for Robotic Teleoperation

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research.