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Dr Ben Horan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

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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2016

Efficient photovoltaic system maximum power point tracking using a new technique

Mr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Dr Ben Horan, Rasoul Rahmani, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Prof Alex Stojcevski

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

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

Fardila Mohd Zaihidee, Saad Mekhilef, Mr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Dr Ben 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

Mr Michael Mortimer, Dr Ben Horan, A/Prof Matthew 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, Piscataway, N.J., E1

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

Syafizwan Faroque, Dr Ben Horan, Husaini Adam, Mulyoto Pangestu, A/Prof Matthew Joordens

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

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

Mr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Dr Ben Horan, T Kok Soon, Rasoul Rahmani, Amanullah Maung Than Oo, Saad Mekhilef, Prof Alex Stojcevski

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

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

Kafeel Ahmed Kalwar, Saad Mekhilef, Mr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Dr Ben Horan

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

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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

Seyed Sina Sebtahmadi, Hanieh Borhan Azad, Didarul Islam, Mr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Dr Ben Horan, Saad Mekhilef

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

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2015

Multipoint haptic mediator interface for robotic teleoperation

Dr Danny Ang, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid 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

Syafizwan Faroque, Dr Ben Horan, Husaini Adam, Mulyoto Pangestu, Samuel Thomas

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

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Viable approaches for increasing the efficiency of buiding integrated photovoltaic systems

Mr Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian, Mr Ilya Kavalchuk, Dr Ben Horan, A/Prof Aman Maung Than Oo, Prof Alex Stojcevski

(2015), pp. 1-6, AUPEC 2015 : Challenges for future grids : Proceedings of the 25th Australian Universities Power Engineering Conference, Piscataway, N.J., E1

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

Mr Michael Mortimer, Dr Ben Horan, A/Prof Matthew Joordens, Prof Alex Stojcevski

(2015), pp. 428-433, SoSE 2015 : 10th IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, Piscataway, N. J., E1

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Multipoint haptic guidance for micrograsping systems

Dr Danny Ang, Dr Ben Horan, Dr Hamid Abdi, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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

Syafizwan Faroque, Dr Ben Horan, A/Prof Matthew Joordens

(2015), pp. 416-421, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering; SoSE 2015, Piscataway, N.J., E1

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

Syafizwan Faroque, Dr Ben Horan, Husaini Adam, Samuel 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?

Mr Nathan Beattie, Dr Ben Horan, Mrs Sophie Mckenzie

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

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2014

Haptic microrobotic cell injection system

Ali Ghanbari, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Xiaoying Chen, Wenhui 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

Mr Michael Mortimer, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Alex 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

Mr Michael Mortimer, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Alex 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, Philadelphia, Pa., E1

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

Shehan Fernando, Lanka Udawatta, Dr Ben Horan, A/Prof Pubudu Pathirana

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

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Low-Cost 5-DOF Haptic Stylus Interaction Using Two Phantom Omni Devices

Dr Mats Isaksson, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

(2014), pp. 139-149, Haptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications, Berlin, Germany, B1

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Reconfigurable multipurpose haptic interface

Dr Ben Horan, Syafizwan Faroque, Dr Mats Isaksson, Quan-Zen Ang

(2014), 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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Making student experts within a flipped mechatronics class

A/Prof Matthew Joordens, Dr Ben Horan

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

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

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Siva Chandrasekaran, Prof Alex Stojcevski, Prof Guy Littlefair

(2014), pp. 1-8, AAEE 2014 : Assessment and Learning for Engineering : Proceedings of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference and IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Palmerston North, NZ, E1

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2013

Human performance measures for interactive haptic-audio-visual interfaces

Dawei Jia, Dr Asim Bhatti, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr Ben 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

Dr Ben Horan, A/Prof Matthew Joordens, Ms Robynne Hall, Prof Alex Stojcevski

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

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2012

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

Dr John Long, Dr Ben Horan, Ms Robynne Hall

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

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2011

Virtual haptic cell model for operator training

Dr Ben Horan, Mr Daniel Lowe, Dr Danny Ang, Dr Marzieh Asgari, Ali Ghanbari, Prof Saeid 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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Enabling multi-point haptic grasping in virtual environments

Dr Danny Ang, Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid 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

Dr Danny Ang, Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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OzTug mobile robot for manufacturing transportation

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Dr Timothy Black, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Phillip 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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2010

Haptic mobility control for teleoperated rovers

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Edward Tunstel

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

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Haptic guidance for microrobotic intracellular injection

Ali Ghanbari, Dr Hamid Abdi, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Prof XiaoQi Chen, Wenhui Wang

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

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Haptic microrobotic intracellular injection assistance using virtual fixtures

Ali Ghanbari, Prof XiaoQi Chen, Wenhui Wang, Dr Ben Horan, Dr Hamid Abdi, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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2009

Towards haptic microrobotic intracellular injection

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Ali Ghanbari, Prof XiaoQi Chen, Wenhui 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, Calif, E1

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

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

(2009), pp. 992-997, RO-MAN 2009 : 18th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Piscataway, N. J., E1

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System of autonomous rovers and their applications

Ferat Sahin, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Vikraman Raghavan, Prof Mo Jamshidi

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

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2008

3D virtual haptic cone for intuitive vehicle motion control

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Edward Tunstel

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

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Intuitive haptic control surface for mobile robot motion control

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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Exploiting ungrounded tactile haptic displays for mobile robotic teleoperation

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 1-6, WAC '08 : Proceedings of the World Automation Congress '08, Piscataway, N.J., E1

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Haptic control methodologies for telerobotic stair traversal

Dr Ben Horan, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Edward Tunstel

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

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Intuitive haptic control surface for mobile robot motion control

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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2007

Fuzzy haptic augmentation for telerobotic stair climbing

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Prof Douglas Creighton, Edward Tunstel

(2007), pp. 2437-2442, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2007. ISIC., Piscataway, N.J, E1

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

Dr Michael Fielding, A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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Bilateral haptic teleoperation of an articulated track mobile robot

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Douglas Creighton, Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Prof Mo Jamshidi

(2007), pp. 1-8, IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, 2007. SoSE '07., Piscataway, N.J, E1

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

Ferat Sahin, Prasanna Sridhar, Dr Ben Horan, Vikraman Raghavan, Prof Mo Jamshidi

(2007), pp. 1376-1381, Proceedings of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, New York, N.Y., E1

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A haptically enabled low-cost reconnaissance platform for law enforcement

A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Ben Horan, Dr Michael Fielding, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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2006

A low-cost 3-D laser imaging system

Dr Ben Horan, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

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

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

Hamed Azarnoush, Dr Ben Horan, Prasanna Sridhar, Asad M. Madni, Prof Mo Jamshidi

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

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Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Haptic Realisation of Visual Art for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, Dr 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, Dr Ben Horan

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

Industry and Other Funding

Development of Virtual Reality (VR) Content

Dr Ben Horan

  • 2016: $20,500

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
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
2012

Quan-Zen Ang

Thesis entitled: Multi-point Haptic Interaction for Robotic Teleoperation

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