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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 postdoctoral 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 robotic planning algorithms.  He is currently the lead researcher in the Apple Harvesting Robot project at Dr. Chao Chen's Laboratory of Motion Generation and Analysis.

Research interests

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

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering (Mechanical), PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 25 May 2016

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

Award Date: 9 Jun 2011

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

Award Date: 9 Jun 2011

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

8 Feb 201627 Sep 2019

Research area keywords

  • Robotics
  • Path Planning

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