Dr Tim Black
Research Fellow in Robotics and Haptics
+61 3 522 73392
- Intelligent Robotics
- Sensor Networks
- Motion Simulation and Virtual Training
- Process Modelling and Analysis
- 2009 PhD (Engineering) Deakin University
- 2004 Bachelor of Engineering, Hons (Robotics) Deakin University
Relevant employment history:
- 2010 - Present: CRC Program Leader for the "Next Generation Processes" and "Knowledge-Based Manufacturing" for the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (AMCRC).
- 2005 - Present: Academic Researcher, CISR, Deakin University
- 2004: Robotic Systems engineer, Ford Motor Company, Geelong.
A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:
- Pathirana, Pubudu N., Bishop, Adrian N., Savkin, Andrey V.*, Ekanayake, Samitha W. and Black, Timothy J. (2010) A method for stereo-vision-based tracking for robotic applications, Robotica, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 517-524, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England [C1] ERA 2010 Journal Ranking: A (Ranked journal id - 3624)
- Black, Timothy J., Pathirana, Pubudu and Nahavandi, Saeid (2008) Position estimation and tracking of an autonomous mobile sensor using received signal strength, in Bouzerdoum, A.; Palaniswami, M.; Dissanayake, G. and Sowmya, A. (eds), ISSNIP 2008 : IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, pp. 19-24, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J. [E1] ERA 2010 Conference Ranking: B (Ranked conference id - 43419)
- Pathirana, Pubudu N., Bishop, Adrian N., Savkin, Andrey V.*, Ekanayake, Samitha W. and Black, Timothy J. (2008) A method for stereo-vision based tracking for robotic applications, CDC 2008 : Proceedings of the 47th IEEE Conference of Decision and Control, pp. 1298-1303, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J. [E1]
- Black, Timothy, Mak, Vicky, Pathirana, Pubudu and Nahavandi, Saeid (2006) Using autonomous mobile agents for efficient data collection in sensor networks, Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing Volume 5: Proceedings of the World Automation Congress 2006 (WAC 2006), pp. 1-6, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J. [E1]
- Mawson, Christopher, Mullins, James, Black, Timothy and Nahavandi, Saeid (2006) Haptic control of multi-axis robotic systems, in MacDonald, Bruce (eds), Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (ACRA2006), pp. 1-7, Australian Robotics and Automation Association Inc, Sydney, N.S.W. [E1]
- Pathirana, Pubudu, Black, Timothy and Nahavandi, Saeid (2005) Terminal approach navigation for autonomous robots in a sensory network, in Dillon. T and Yu, X (eds), 2005 3rd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), pp. 552-557, IEEE Xplore, Piscataway, N.J. [E1]
- Pathirana, Pubudu, Black, Timothy and Nahavandi, Saeid (2005) Path planning for sensor data collecting mobile robot, in Palaniswami, M. (eds), Proceedings of the 2005 intelligent sensors, sensor networks and information processing conference, pp. 313-317, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J. [E1]
Dr Timothy Black received a B.Eng. (hons.) in the field of Robotics in 2004 and a PhD degree in wireless sensor networks in 2009 from Deakin University. He has expertise in applied engineering research, software development and process design.
In addition, Dr Black also has experience in innovation and consulting to a range of industries in the area of prototype concept development. This includes robotics, wireless sensor networks, control systems, and simulation.
Dr Black's work has been recognised through the Deakin University Vice-Chancellor's award for the "Most Outstanding Contribution to Delivering Effective Partnerships" and for "Outstanding Contribution through Innovation".
Dr Black is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR) at Deakin University and a CRC Program Leader for the "Next Generation Processes" and "Knowledge-Based Manufacturing" Programs for the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (AMCRC).
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