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Dr Zoran Najdovski

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow In Multipoint Haptics

Faculty

Inst Intelligent Sys Res & Inn

Department

Inst Intelligent Sys Res & Inn

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2010
Bachelor of Engineering, Deakin University, 2004
Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 2004

Contact

Career highlights

2014 - present: Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University

2009 - 2013: Research Fellow, Deakin University

2004 - 2005: Test Engineer, Ford Motor Company Australia

Research interests

Currently a senior research fellow within the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation at Deakin University, my research interests include the control and analysis of haptic interfaces and their contribution to human haptic perception. The design and development of novel haptic interface devices, robotics, modelling and control.

Teaching interests

  • Optics
  • Mechatronics
  • Haptics

Knowledge areas

  • Haptics
  • Robotics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Optics

Professional activities

EMCAR Committee Member

Media appearances

  • Scope - Humans and Tech, 2018
  • ABC National Radio, 2008
  • ABC Television, “The New Inventors” 2009
  • Newspaper: Herald Sun, The Australian, Geelong Independent, Geelong Advertiser

Awards

  • 2012 Endeavour Research Fellowship for Japan
  • 2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution through “Innovation”
  • 2010 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to “Delivering Effective Partnerships”
  • 2010 Endeavour Research Fellowship
  • 2009 ABC “The New Inventors” Winner
  • 2006 World Automation Congress Outstanding contribution award
  • 2004 Member Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2003 Deakin University Best final year project award (Vice Chancellor’s Prize)

Publications

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2017

Shape sensing techniques for continuum robots in minimally invasive surgery: a survey

C Shi, X Luo, P Qi, T Li, S Song, Z Najdovski, T Fukuda, H Ren

(2017), Vol. 64, pp. 1665-1678, IEEE transactions on biomedical engineering, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal

A high-sensitivity fiber Bragg grating displacement sensor based on transverse property of a tensioned optical fiber configuration and its dynamic performance improvement

T Li, Y Tan, C Shi, Y Guo, Z Najdovski, H Ren, Z Zhou

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 5840-5848, IEEE sensors journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal

Event-driven data transmission in variable-delay network

O Nadjarbashi, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2017), pp. 1681-1686, SMC 2017 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Banff, Canada, E1

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2016

Microfluidic device to measure the speed of C. elegans using the resistance change of the flexible electrode

J Jung, M Nakajima, T Masaru, Z Najdovski, Q Huang, T Fukuda

(2016), Vol. 7, pp. 1-12, Micromachines, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2015

Countering Improvised explosive devices through a multi-point haptic teleoperation system

S Nahavandi, J Mullins, M Fielding, H Abdi, Z Najdovski

(2015), pp. 190-197, 2015 IEEE : Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE), Rome, Italy, E1

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2014

Design, development, and evaluation of a pinch-grasp haptic interface

Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, T Fukuda

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 45-54, IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics, Piscataway, N. J., C1

journal

In vitro simulator with numerical stress analysis for evaluation of stent-assisted coiling embolization in cerebral aneurysm treatments

C Shi, M Kojima, C Tercero, Z Najdovski, S Ikeda, T Fukuda, F Arai, M Negoro

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 505-515, International journal of medical robotics and computer assisted surgery, London, Eng., C1

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Towards a haptically enabled optometry training simulator

L Wei, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, H Weisinger

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 1-8, Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

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Extending support to customised multi-point haptic devices in CHAI3D

L Wei, Z Najdovski, H Zhou, S Deshpande, S Nahavandi

(2014), pp. 1864-1867, SMC 2014 : Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, San Diego, California, E1

conference
2013

Fault-tolerant force in human and robot cooperation

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski, A Maciejewski

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 103-116, International journal of social robotics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Single cell stiffness measurement at various humidity conditions by nanomanipulation of a nano-needle

Y Shen, M Nakajima, Z Yang, H Tajima, Z Najdovski, M Homma, T Fukuda

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 1-9, Nanotechnology, Bristol, England, C1

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In vitro strain measurements in cerebral aneurysm models for cyber-physical diagnosis

C Shi, M Kojima, H Anzai, C Tercero, S Ikeda, M Ohta, T Fukuda, F Arai, Z Najdovski, M Negoro, K Irie

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 213-222, International journal of medical robotics and computer assisted surgery, London, England, C1

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Technical skills measurement based on a cyber-physical system for endovascular surgery simulation

C Tercero, H Kodama, C Shi, K Ooe, S Ikeda, T Fukuda, F Arai, M Negoro, G Kwon, Z Najdovski

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 25-33, International journal of medical robotics and computer assisted surgery, London, England, C1

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Haptic feedback in endovascular tele-surgery simulation through vasculature phantom morphology changes

C Tercero, Z Najdovski, S Ikeda, S Nahavandi, T Fukuda

(2013), pp. 359-364, WHC 2013 : Proceedings of the IEEE World Haptics 2013 Conference, Daejeon, Korea, E1

conference

Robots, avatars and ghosts

G Acaroglu, K Vincs, P Divers, D Skovli, J McCormick, V Le, M Fielding, M Watson, H Abdi, W Abdelrahmen, J Mullins, Z Nadjovski, S Nahavandi, L Wei

(2013), Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

works
2012

Augmented optometry training simulator with multi-point haptics

L Wei, Z Najdovski, W Abdelrahman, S Nahavandi, H Weisinger

(2012), pp. 2991-2997, SMC 2012 : Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Seoul, South Korea, E1

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Function-based single and dual point haptic interaction in Cyberworlds

L Wei, A Sourin, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2012), pp. 1-16, Transactions on computational science XVI, Heidelberg, Germany, B1

chapter

Next generation robotic counter IED technology : A step change in capability

J Mullins, M Fielding, Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi, W Budd

(2012), pp. 145-152, LWC 2012 : Potent Land Force for a Joint Maritime Strategy : Proceedings of the 2012 Land Warfare Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, E1

conference
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

conference

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

conference

Multiple actuator fault tolerance for static nonlinear systems based on minimum velocity jump

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski, Y Frayman

(2011), pp. 4690-4695, IFAC 2011 : Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano, Italy, E1

conference

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

conference
2010

Fault tolerance operation of cooperative manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski

(2010), pp. 144-151, i-SAIRAS 2010 : The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Sapporo, Japan, E1

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On the effort of task completion for partially-failed manipulators

H Abdi, S Nahavandi, Z Najdovski

(2010), pp. 201-206, INDIN 2010 : Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Interantional Conference on Industrial Informatics, Osaka, Japan, E1

conference
2009

Characterising a novel interface for event-based haptic grasping

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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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

conference
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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Extending haptic device capability for 3D virtual grasping

Z Najdovski, S Nahavandi

(2008), pp. 494-503, EuroHaptics 2008 : Haptics : perception, devices, and scenarios : Proceedings of the 6th EuroHaptics 2008 International Conference, Madrid, Spain, June 10-13, 2008, Madrid, Spain, 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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2006

Solution to robotic landmine detection through use of path planning and motor control

Z Najdovski, C Mawson, H Trinh, S Nahavandi

(2006), pp. 1-6, World Automation Congress Budapest, Hungary, July 24-26, 2006, Budapest, Hungary, E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

MBITR Battery Testing

A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Michael Fielding, Mr Matthew Watson, Dr Zoran Najdovski

  • 2014: $24,500

Queensland Police OzBot Robot Development

A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Michael Fielding, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Prof Saeid Nahavandi

  • 2016: $121,000
  • 2015: $88,600

Industry and Other Funding

Haptically-Enabled Robotics

Prof Saeid Nahavandi, A/Prof James Mullins, Dr Michael Fielding, Dr Zoran Najdovski, Dr Hamid Abdi, Telstra Goodier

  • 2015: $291,594
  • 2014: $205,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Omid Fathollah Nadjarbashi

Thesis entitled: Haptic Data Reduction through Dynamic Perceptual Analysis and Event-based Communication

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

Associate Supervisor
2018

Saba Tareq Salim Al-Wais

Thesis entitled: Robust delay-dependent control for the stability and synchronization problems of tele-operation systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

2017

Navid Mohajer

Thesis entitled: Improvement of Ride and Handling Comfort of Road Vehicles

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

2013

Mats Erik Isaksson

Thesis entitled: Analysis and Synthesis of Parallel Manipulators with a Rotation-Symmetric Arm System

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

2012

Quan-Zen Ang

Thesis entitled: Multi-point Haptic Interaction for Robotic Teleoperation

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