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Biography

Wesley completed his Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering at Monash University in 2011, where he went on to complete his PhD in 2015, researching path planning methods for parallel robotics.  In the same time period with an interest in the weather, he completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in atmospheric science and applied mathematics.

In 2016, he moved to Sydney to start post-doctoral research at the University of Technology Sydney in the internationally acclaimed Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS).  There, he worked closely with industry partners to deliver robotic systems with industry applications.  His main research project was to deliver an all-in-one robotic system for the inspection, cleaning and painting of power transmission towers.  As primary researcher for the project, he was in charge of generating and verifying robot kinematics, synthesising feasible designs for the robot by conducting detailed simulations, and investigating actuator planning, path-planning and mission planning procedures. 

In 2019, Wesley returned to Melbourne with his young family to take up a new role at Monash University as a research fellow to conduct more fundamental research on multi-limbed robots.

Research interests

  • Parallel robots
  • Multi-limbed (navigational) robots
  • Mission and path planning
  • Algorithm design

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering (Mechanical), PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Engineering (Mechatronics), Bachelor (with Honours), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Science (Atmospheric Science, Mathematics), Bachelor, MONASH UNIVERSITY

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

8 Feb 201627 Sep 2019

Research area keywords

  • Robotics
  • Path Planning

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Research Output 2012 2016

6 Citations (Scopus)

Path planning and assembly mode-changes of 6-DOF Stewart-Gough-type parallel manipulators

Au, W., Chung, H. & Chen, C., 1 Dec 2016, In : Mechanism and Machine Theory. 106, p. 30-49 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Path planning of the 6-3 Stewart-Gough platform in enhanced workspace

Au, W., Chung, H. & Chen, C., 2015, The Fourteenth International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science World Congress (2015 IFToMM World Congress). Sung, C-K. & Chang, J-Y. J. (eds.). Taipei Taiwan: National Taiwan University, 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Generation of the global workspace roadmap of the 3-RPR using rotary disk search

Au, W., Chung, H. & Chen, C., 2014, In : Mechanism and Machine Theory. 78, p. 248 - 262 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Path planning for assembly mode changes for the 3-RRR using global workspace roadmaps

Au, W., Chung, H. & Chen, C., 2014, Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA2014): Melbourne, Australia; 2-4 December 2014. Oetomo, D. & Chen, C. (eds.). Sydney Australia: Australian Robotics & Automation Association, p. 307-316 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Path planning of the 3-RPR using global workspace roadmaps

Au, W., Chung, H. & Chen, C., 2013, Proceedings of the 3rd IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics. Chen, I-M., Ang, M., Yang, G., Low, K. H. & Causo, A. (eds.). Singapore: Research Publishing Services, p. 148 - 157 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review