Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation

The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI) contributes to the research and development (R&D) of robotics, haptics, and human machine interfaces. IISRI has more than 80 researchers who use their R&D to provide practical solutions to real world problems and develop commercial-ready products and services. As a result, IISRI has been successful in the delivery of numerous industry-based research projects with major national and international organisations.


IISRI's engineering and IT researchers provide robotics, simulation modelling and haptics solutions to clients such as the aerospace, automotive, rail, defence, security, logistics and health industries.

Advanced Aerial Mobility and eVTOL aircraft in Australia: Promise and Challenges

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Deakin University has released a white paper that evaluates the opportunities and next steps for Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) in Australia, focusing on electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft in the passenger and freight context.


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Research with us

We are always on the lookout for dedicated and inspired students and postdoctoral fellows who want to further their careers in intelligent systems. We currently have opportunities for PhDs and postdoctoral fellows in all our major research areas.

If you're interested in researching with us, get in touch by forwarding your CV and academic transcript to Professor Saeid Nahavandi or Professor Douglas Creighton via email.

Deakin opens new defence secret-rated facility

A new research building will establish Deakin as the first university in Australia equipped to handle zone 4 classified, secret-rated defence research.

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Australia’s first human ready high-G centrifuge – Dawn of a new capability.

The Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), at Deakin University, has created the first high-G centrifuge in Australia and is now moving towards making it human ready.  The system in its  entirety was designed, built and tested in Australia by local talents and puts Australia right at the forefront of aviation and space training technologies.

IISRI awarded innovation award with high commendations at Avalon Airshow 2019

Deakin University has received "the Avalon 2019 Innovation Award for Training"  for developing the Universal Motion Simulator (UMS) haptically enabled motion platform.

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Professor Saeid Nahavandi receives IEEE meritorious award from SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS Society.

Professor Saeid Nahavandi has received IEEE meritorious award from SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS Society (IEEE SMCS)  at the Annual SMC conference held in Bari, Italy, October 2019.

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Go beyond with IISRI's resident haptics, AR and robotics specialist, Dr Mick Fielding.

Visual Fatigue Assessment in Virtual Reality via Ocular Biomechanics Modelling

With the rapid development of VR technologies and the growth of VR applications that touch different aspects of our lives, it became essential to assess visual fatigue during a VR experience.

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