Dr James Mullins
Senior Research Fellow in Defence Robotics
+61 3 522 73384
James commenced work with CISR immediately after becoming the first Robotic Engineering graduate from Deakin University in 2002. As a postgrad, he completed a PhD entitled 'Haptically simulating soft tissue using spherical voxel and reactive agents'. More recently, James has been involved with the development of the OzBot series of mobile robots, which is currently employed by the Victorian police for bomb disposal and hostage negotiation tasks.
Strength in developing technology for real-world applications by combining electronics, mechanical, and programming skills has allowed James to work on several high profile projects, to travel extensively to promote CISR's activities and to meet some interesting people. Recently James was tasked with developing a major demonstration project for the Australian Defence Force involving haptic (force feedback) control of a remote manipulator.
James' research interests include robotics, haptics, stereo-vision, flight simulators and real-time control. His person interests include spending time with his family, as a CFA (Firefighter), running and restoring classic vehicles.
- B.Eng, (Honours) (Deakin University, Australia - 2002)
- PhD, 2006 (Deakin University, Australia)
A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:
- Hogan, Paul, Nahavandi, Saeid and Mullins, James (2010) A haptically enabled CAN-based steering wheel controller, ISIEA 2010 : 2010 IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications, pp. 487-492, IEEE, Piscataway, N.J.
- Mullins, James, Fielding, Mick and Nahavandi, Saeid (2009) Ozbot and haptics : remote surveillance to physical presence, in Nicolau, Dan V. and Metcalfe, Guy (eds), SPIE 2009 : Proceedings of Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering IV and Complex Systems 2009, pp. 1-9, SPIE, Melbourne, Vic.
- Mullins, James, Fielding, Michael and Nahavandi, Saeid (2008) OzBot and Haptics - from remote surveillance to physical presence, in Puri, Vinod and Filippidis, Despina (eds), LWC 2008 : Proceedings of Land Warfare Conference, pp. 147-153, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia
- Fielding, Michael, Mullins, James, Horan, Ben and Nahavandi, Saeid (2007) OzBot TM - Haptic augmentation of a teleoperated robotic platform for search and rescue operations, SSRR 2007 proceedings of the IEEE international workshop on safety, security and rescue robotics, pp. 1-6, IEEE Xplore, Piscataway, N.J.
- Mullins, James, Horan, Ben, Fielding, Michael and Nahavandi, Saeid (2007) A haptically enabled low-cost reconnaissance platform for law enforcement, SSRR 2007, IEEE International Workshop on : Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, 2007, pp. 1-6, IEEE Xplore, Piscataway, N.J.
- 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.
- Mullins, James, Trinh, Hieu and Nahavandi, Saeid (2006) 3D haptic needle insertion simulator utilising an agent based spherical voxel model, SimTect Healthcare 2006 : Simulation is for patient safety, pp. 1-8, Simulation Industry Association of Australia, Lindfield, N.S.W.
- Fielding, Michael, Mullins, James, Nahavandi, Saeid and Creighton, Douglas (2005) Intelligent headrest, in Jamshidi, M.; Tunstel (Jr), E.; Anderson, G.; Fathi, M.; Dozier, G.; Johnson, M. and Chen, P. (eds), Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE international conference on systems, man and cybernetics, pp. 1240-1245, IEEE Xplore, Piscataway, N.J.
- Mullins, James, Mawson, Chris and Nahavandi, Saeid (2005) Haptic handwriting aid for training and rehabilitation, in Jamshidi, M.; Tunstel (Jr), E.; Anderson, G.; Fathi, M.; Dozier, G.; Johnson, M. and Chen, P. (eds), IEEE International Conference on : Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2005, pp. 2690-2694, IEEE Xplore, Piscataway, N.J.
- Mullins, James, Trinh, Hieu and Nahavandi, Saeid (2004) A real time haptic model generation technique for surgical needle insertion simulation, in Drews, Paul (eds), Mechatronics & Robotics, pp. 350-354, Eysoldt Verlag, Aachen, Germany
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