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Robotics & Intelligent Systems (myRIS)

RESEARCH AREAS

1. Robotics (Navigation, Control, Green Energy, Vision System, Sensors, Instrumentation)

2. Intelligent Systems (Security, Communication, Bio Medical, Production, Automation, Surveillance, RFID)

3. Medical Teaching Aids, Medical Robotics & Intelligent Medical Systems

EXCELLENCE

1. myRIS is a research group that focuses on research activities related to Robotics and Intelligent Systems and its applications in industry, education and society.

2. myRIS also empowers young emerging engineers and interested individuals to learn and participate in national and international robotics and intelligent competitions.

MISSION

The mission of myRIS:

1. To conduct and promote advance interdisciplinary research on various aspects related to Robotics and Intelligent Systems.

2. To collaborate with other researchers both nationally & internationally, and transfer the outcomes of the research to Industry, government and public sector.

3. To promote new findings and basic knowledge of Robotics and Intelligent Systems academically via competition, publications, training, workshop, courses and medical teaching aids for the benefit of humanity.

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Robotics Recycler System (RRS) for Automatic Waste Management
  2. Design & Development of an Image Tracking System (ITS) for Autonomous Robot
  3. A Novel Five Fingered Under-actuated Prosthetic Hand Based on EMG for Complex Shape Adaptation
  4. Design & Development of an Advance Navigation and Instrumentation System for Tele-diagnostic Mobile Robot
  5. A Novel Approach to Sand Production implementing Neural Networks
  6. Non Chemical Weed Extraction for in Row Crops Using Automation Methods
  7. Design & Development of a Person Detection, Tracking and Identification System for Robotics Security Application
  8. Design & Development of a Navigation System using Intelligent Inertial Measurement for Autonomous Robot
  9. Multi Robot Multi Objective Mobile Robot System (MRMOS)

PAST RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. Design and Development of Communication and Control Platform for Medical Tele-diagnosis Robot
  2. Design & Development of a Flexible Robotic Arm Vision System for Orthopedic Robot (OTOROB)
  3. Development of Fuzzy Navigation and Instrumentation System for Tele-diagnostic Mobile Robot
  4. Design & Development of an Optical Tracking System for Holonomic Mobile Robot

WORKSHOP / TALKS CONDUCTED

  1. Creativity through Robotics - Karnival Malaysia Inovatif 2010 (Zon Sabah), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
  2. Building Blocks of an Automation System to An Affordable Complete Automated Factory - FMM ICT & Industrial Innovation Conference &     Exhibition 2010, Impiana Hotel, Ipoh.
  3. Basic Safety, Tools, Equipment, Electrical & Electronic Circuits , Sensors, Mechanics, Motors and Product Development for School of Medicine - 1st Basic Mechatronic Hands-on Workshop 2011, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
  4. Y Genius Video Documentary for RTM & ASTRO - Creativity and Innovation in Robotics, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
  5. Technological Application and Transforming Ideas into product in Medical Field - School of Medicine Innovation Week, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
  6. Basic Safety, Tools, Equipment, Electrical & Electronic Circuits , Sensors, Mechanics, Motors and Product Development for School of Medicine - 2nd Basic Mechatronic Hands-on Workshop 2012, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
  7. 2012 IEEE UMS CAPTER BASIC ELECTRICAL WIRING WORKSHOP - School of Engineering & Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
  8. KPT IPTA/IPTS “MyINOVASI 2012” FINAL ZON SABAH/SARAWAK - Sabah, Kota Kinabalu

RESEARCH GRANTS

  1. FRG0069-TK-1/2006, Investigating & Design Approach for a Controller System for a Holonomic Autonomous Robots, RM55,000.00, April 2006 – March 2008 [Research head: Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan].
  2. FRG0108-TK-1/2007, Investigating & Evolutionary Multi Objective Approach for Conflicting Task in Autonomous Robots, RM100,000.00, June 2007 – September 2010 [Research head : Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan].
  3. FRG0177-SP-2009, Development of a Web Controlled Non-Interventional Mobile Robot for Orthopedic Surgeon (OTOROB), RM32,000.00, October 2009 – December 2011 [Research head: Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar]
  4. SMS0073 (2009), Design and Development of Autonomous Robots for Competition Application, RM10,000.00, April 2009 –December 2009 [Research head: Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan]
  5. SMS0074 (2009), Manual Robot Design and Development for Competition Application, RM10,000.00, April 2009 –December 2009 [Research head: Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan]
  6. FRG0224-TK-1/2010, Automatic Robot Tracking System for Medical Application (ARTS), RM40,000.00, April 2010 – October 2012 [Research head: Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan]
  7. ECS0023-TK-1/2012, Designing Real Time Control of a 15 Degree of Freedom Underactuated Prosthetic Hand for Complex Shape Adaptation using Two Actuators for Medical Applications, RM4,500.00, August 2012 –July 2013 [Research head: Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan]
  8. RAG0004-TK/2012, Smart Person Identification and Tracking System (SPITS), RM70,000.00, January 2013 – December 2014 [Research head: Dr. Rosalyn Porle]

TEAMS

  • Robotics Club UMS.
  • National Robocon Competition
  • National Freescale SMARTCAR Competition

RESEARCH STAFF

  1. Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan (School of Engineering & IT)
  2. Prof. Dr. Ali Chekima (School of Engineering & IT)
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maher Fouad Sefein (School of Medicine)
  4. Assoc Prof. Dr. Khin Maung Ohn @ Ariff (School of Medicine)
  5. Dr. Rosalyn Porle (School of Engineering & IT)
  6. Dr. Renee Chin Ka Yin (School of Engineering & IT)
  7. Mr. Yew Hoe Tung (School of Engineering & IT)
  8. Mr. Irwan Baharudzaman (School of Engineering & IT)

RESEARCHERS

pHD

  1. Choo Chee Wee
  2. Sheikh Majid Masood
  3. Vigneswaran Ramu
  4. Wong Wei Kitt
  5. Terrance Douglas Jayasuria
  6. Thayabaren Ganesan

MEng                

  1. Choo Chee Wee            (Grad 2011)
  2. Vigneswaran Ramu        (Grad 2012)
  3. Thayabaren Ganesan         (Grad 2012)
  4. Brendon Khoo Teng Thian     (Grad 2013)
  5. Justin Yap Choon Sin
  6. Manimehala Nadarajan
  7. Kumarheshan Vellian

ACHIEVEMENTS

PUBLICATIONS

For myRIS publications, go here.

AWARDS

  1. Bronze Medal Award - International Invention Innovation Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition 2004 (ITEX 2004) for “Robotic Force Sensor”.
  2. Bronze Medal Award - Malaysia Technology Expo 2009 (MTE 2009) for “Does Rewards Increases Creativity”
  3. Silver Medal Award - International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2009 (ITEX 2009) for “Computer Based Module to Assess Creativity”
  4. Bronze Medal Award - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2009 (PEREKA 2009) for “Doctor’s Medical Aid for Tele-Visual Assistance (DOCMATA)”
  5. Gold Medal & 1st Price in Innovation - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2009 (PEREKA 2009) for “Development of Web Controlled & Non-Interventional Mobile Robot for Orthopedic Surgeon (OTOROB)”
  6. Bronze Medal Award - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2009 (PEREKA 2010) for “Four Tier Alpha-Numeric Alpha-Symbolic (ANAS) Fracture Classifier System”
  7. Gold Medal Award - Malaysia Technology Expo 2011 (MTE 2011) for “Four Tier Alpha-Numeric Alpha-Symbolic (ANAS) Fracture Classifier System”
  8. Gold Medal Award - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2011 (PEREKA 2011) for “A Novel Approach for Classification of Underactuated Mechanism in Myoelectric Hand”
  9. Gold Medal Award - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2011 (PEREKA 2011) for “Sterilization & Scrubbing Protection Sensor (SPS)”
  10. Gold Medal Award - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2011 (PEREKA 2011) for “CLIP (Creative Workstation, Learned Skills, Innovative Ideas, Prototypes): Bridging the Brain with the Body for Brilliant Innovations”
  11. Participation Certificate - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2011 (PEREKA 2011) for “A Novel Approach to Sand Production Prediction Implementation Neural Networks”
  12. Silver Medal Award - International Exhibition of Ideas, Invention and Innovation Trade Fair (IENA 2011), Nuremburg, Germany for “Four Tier Alpha-Numeric Alpha-Symbolic (ANAS) Fracture Classifier System”
  13. Bronze Medal Award - Malaysia Technology Expo 2012 (MTE 2012) for “Sterilization & Scrubbing Protection Sensor (SPS)”
  14. Bronze Medal Award - International Invention Innovation Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition 2012 (ITEX 2012) for “CLIP (Creative Workstation, Learned Skills, Innovative Ideas, Prototypes): Bridging the Brain with the Body for Brilliant Innovations”
  15. Gold Medal Award - UMS Research & Innovation Carnival 2012 (PEREKA 2012) for “A Simulator for Nasal Packing Procedures in Management Nasal Bleeding [EPISTAXIS]”

INNOVATIONS

  1. Alpha Numeric Alpha Symbolic (ANAS) Fracture Classification System (FILED:UMS/CN1.12/H6/1-38)
  2. Orthopedic Robot (OTOROB) (FILED:UMS/CN1.12/H6/1-39)

COLLABORATION

Academic Partners

  1. Manipal International University
  2. Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia
  3. Malaysia Robotics & Automation Interest Group, myRAIG (mSET)

Industry Partners

  1. International Robotics Consortium (IRC)
  2. Niche Frontiere Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
  3. Magwell Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia

CONTACT

Engr. Dr. Muralindran Mariappan
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
Jalan UMS,
88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tel: +6088-320000 ext: 3541

Fax: +6088320348

Mobile: 016-8316108

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