Centre for Intelligent Systems Research

  • Welcome to CISR

Message from the Director

The Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR) at Deakin University investigates and develops state-of-the-art algorithms and methodologies that provide practical solutions to real world problems that are encountered by systems operating with uncertainty, variability and change. This practical approach is complemented by research on next generation robotic control systems and force emulation methodologies that improve process reliability, product quality and operator safety in complex environments. CISR is home to more than 60 researchers.

CISR's mission is to make a substantial difference for society through our research.

Our major industry and government research partners include Boeing, ABB, GM, Ford, AutoCRC, CAST CRC, Vestas, YTek, Air Radiators, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), Department of Defence, Department of Transport, Victorian Police, DSTO, and DOTARS.

With funding from the Australian Research Council, The Department of Defence, and numerous industry partners, CISR has been able to equip five research labs with state of the art equipment, including mobile robots, industrial robots, haptic devices (the largest number of devices in the Southern hemisphere), thermal imaging systems, optical imaging systems, rapid prototyping machines, super computers and suites of process simulation software.

Professor Saeid Nahavandi


Research Labs

CISR supports and houses a number of key research labs.

Haptically Enabled tele-operative systems for IED render safePassenger Body ScreeningIntelligent 3D Programmable Surface
3D Hydrodynamic Analysis of a Biomimetic Robotic FishHaptics Interface for Modelling and Simulation of Flexible ObjectsImproving the Kinematic Performance of the SCARA-Tau Parallel kinematic machineLiquids Aerosols and Gels Screening
Air Cargo OperationsDeveloping Artificial Intelligent-based Metamodels for Complex Systems Towards a Parameter-less 3D Mesh SegmentationTowards a Parameter-less 3D Mesh Segmentation
Haptically-Enabled Grasping System for Enhanced Tele-SurgeryData-Driven Haptic Simulation of Interactions with Deformable ModelsDielectrophoretic manipulation and separation of microparticles using curved microelectrodes
Haptically Enabled Interactive and Immersive Virtual Assembly TrainingAir Cargo Operations Modelling Force Interactions with Heterogeneous Deformable ObjectsRobust Rapid MRI

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

21st May 2013