IISRI’s specialised engineering researchers have been successful in the delivery of numerous industry-based research projects with major national and international organisations.

Visit the IISRI website

Our partnerships

Backed with this high-level of expertise, we have a proven track record of delivering hundreds of industry-based research projects and have worked with more than 300 national and international organisations and government bodies, including:

  • Department of Defence
  • Ford Australia
  • Telstra
  • Quick Step
  • Queensland Police
  • New South Wales Police
  • Australian Electoral Commission
  • Carbon Revolution

Research, development, commercial ready.

IISRI has a proven track record of achieving outstanding results in its three key pillars of Research, Development, and Commercial Ready. We work closely with companies, government and community to deliver products and services that are agile, adaptive and applicable in dynamic, real-world environments.

Our research areas

Autonomous systems and robotics

Autonomous systems and robotics allow companies to tackle challenges in personnel safety, work efficiency and evolving security risks in a safe and reliable way. IISRI is at the forefront of autonomous systems and robotics research – designing, engineering and building smarter technologies for defence, security and medical environments.

Systems Modelling and Simulation

Ease and efficiency are important to many companies and government bodies. Systems Modelling and Simulation can enable the quick analysis of complex data and simulate different scenarios and outcomes to help you improve your results.

Human performance and cognition

IISRI are global innovators in human performance and cognition monitoring systems – developing intelligent systems that respond and interact with our minds and bodies to tackle tasks with efficiency and precision.

Motion simulators and simulation training

IISRI’s world-class Motion Simulation Lab is home to a range of mobile and industrial robots, including the world’s first haptically enabled Universal Motion Simulator (UMS), which was designed and built in IISRI.

Learn more about our research

Research opportunities in IISRI

Our facilities

Motion Simulators

ISRII is home to more than $40 million of infrastructure, including seven cutting-edge motion simulators.

Our Genesis Simulator is demonstrating how we can use motion simulation to improve automotive design and fast-track transport prototyping to get new cars on the road more efficiently. The Simulator, which uses Model S3 from Ansible Motion, is the first of its kind in Australia, and the only one in the world based in a research institute.

The Genesis Simulator expands our motion simulation research beyond our current automotive partners and to new opportunities in shipping, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, urban air mobility fleets and road safety.

Learn more about the Genesis Simulator

CYCLONE centrifuge

CYCLONE is Australia’s first high-G centrifuge motion system that was designed, built, and tested at IISRI and put Australia at the forefront of aviation and space training technologies.

CYCLONE allows aircrews and astronauts to experience training and emergency scenarios in a safe environment, putting people out of harm’s way and saving costs. It also serves as a cost-effective tool for virtual prototyping and testing of new land and vehicle designs.

Learn more about CYCLONE

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

IISRI broucher

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.


By clicking submit, I agree to Deakin University's Privacy Policy

Contact us

If you'd like to study with us, work or collaborate with us, or learn more about our research, we'd love to hear from you.

Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI)
General enquiries
+61 3 5227 1352