IISRI uses, develops and tests haptic interfaces for medical, military and commercial applications. We hold a library of all commercially available devices and have developed many bespoke haptic interfaces. Our engineers can provide all haptic-related research, development and commercialisation activities, from components to turn-key solutions.
We research many aspects of robotics, including force control, fault-tolerant robotics, mobile robotics, parallel kinematics mechanisms and next generation robotic control systems. Our Motion Simulation Lab is home to a range of mobile and industrial robots. We have also developed the haptically enabled Universal Motion Simulator (UMS), which represents the next generation of vehicle simulation.
Micro/nano system modelling and manipulation
Recent advances in nanotechnology have enabled widespread opportunities to investigate and manipulate materials at nanoscale. IISRI is one of the largest and most active haptics research facilities in the world – we have modelled and designed intuitive haptics interfaces for micro and nano manipulation systems, capable of operating in both dry and liquid conditions.
Process modelling and analysis
We have focused on rapid modelling methodologies to generate complex models faster, at less cost and with incomplete information. Simulation models capture the variations in individual processes, resulting in higher levels of realism and more relevant outcomes. Virtual reality modelling demonstrates the changes graphically, effectively communicating concepts and implications.
As well as our five main streams of current research, we are also investigating and researching myriad other fascinating areas within these streams that will have impacts across a range of industries.