This ambitious project combines the latest advances in Computer Vision and Immersive Data Visualisation to support people who rely on digital models of physical infrastructure. The construction and engineering industries are increasingly moving toward digital technologies, including digital models and virtual twins. Mixed Reality allows for building managers, engineers, or maintenance workers to visualise digital information directly overlaid on the physical infrastructure, providing better understanding and decision-making capabilities.
Research projects in Information Technology
A collaboration between Woodside Energy and Monash University has resulted in a system able to provide high quality plant layouts (including equipment positioning and pipe routing) for large chemical plants. This system works by optimising an objective function based on a calculated costs for the land footprint, piping and structural steel in the computed layout, while optimising a set of constraints based on safety, access and maintenance requirements for the plant.
This project would explore how AI techniques such as computer vision and conversational agents can help blind people to access graphical information. If you are blind one of the most difficult challenges is to access information contained in graphics such as maps, plans, charts and diagrams. This affects educational opportunities, workplace participation and general lifestyle.
Are you interested in undertaking research that advances the wellbeing of older people? Do you wish to explore the role that technology—specifically AI—may play in empowerment in later life?
This exciting project focuses on designing AI for aged care to increase trust and engagement in the technology.
Courts and Tribunals hear a large number of cases involving ordinary citizens, who usually represent themselves rather than rely upon lawyers. For example, VCAT hears over 80,000 cases a year, covering a wide range of disputes. These processes can be inaccessible for those who are less au fait with the system, meaning that a large number of people do not bring claims and cases that they would otherwise do so, thus limited access to justice for the ordinary citizen.
This project will explore the use of Mixed-Reality (MR) headset technology to support people in performing maintenance tasks in complex environments, where the nature of the work involves close inspection of and interaction with mechanical devices. Examples might include aircraft maintenance or other complex workshop environments. We term work in such situations as "physically embedded" in that the nature of the workflow and the information and data associated with the work is closely tied to the physical machinery. Such maintenance support requires providing the worker with timely and r
This project examines the Future of Work through a focus on ethical and equitable uses of automated technologies.
The successful candidate will develop a design anthropology approach to investigate the future of automation (including technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automated Decision-Making (ADM)) in the workplace.
This project will examine how experiences and needs relating to air and the technologies used to manage it (sensors; predictive data analytics; air purification; filters; masks; heaters; coolers) are shifting in relation to the Australian Climate (Bushfire) and Health (COVID-19) crises.
This project aims to understand how to design smart home technologies that enable more sustainable digital lifestyles through the visions and practices they promote. The scope includes a range of potential methods, such as ethnographic research with people who live in or use smart home technologies, cultural probes, human-computer interaction design experiments, and/or design fictions.
The Digital Energy Futures ARC Linkage project is a partnership between the Australian Research Council, Monash University, AusNet Services, Ausgrid and Energy Consumers Australia Limited. The project aims to understand and forecast changing digital lifestyle trends and their impact on future household electricity demand, including at peak times.