Design Robotics for Mass Customisation Manufacturing

Project dates: 01/07/2017 - 30/06/2022


Developing New Ways to Use Robots & Vision Systems for Design-led ManufacturingTo make ambitious art, design and architectural projects, we need the latest software to provide us with the solutions. UAP (Urban Art Projects) is collaborating with the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and RMIT University to develop vision enabled robots that streamline the design and custom manufacturing process. This improves UAP’s competitive advantage by enhancing its ability to manufacture high-value products and reduce time and cost to manufacture. The technology not only provides commercial value to UAP but also benefits other Australian manufacturers across industries where mass-customised products are in high demand. Key to the project is the Design Robotics Open Innovation Network, where outcomes are shared to benefit the wider design and manufacturing sectors.


Chief Investigators:

Dr Jared Donovan (QUT)

Prof Jonathan Roberts (QUT)

Roland Snooks (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – RMIT University – Australia)

Dr Glenda Caldwell (QUT)

Dist Prof Mike Xie (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – RMIT University – Australia)

Dist Prof Peter Corke (QUT)

Associate Professor Cori Stewart (QUT)

Dr Muge Fialho Leandro Alves Teixeira (QUT)

Academic Team Members

Dr Claire Brophy, Research Fellow (QUT)

Dr Jing Peng, Research Fellow (QUT)

Alex Walzer, Research Fellow (RMIT)

Other Team Members

Amelia Luu, Mechatronics Engineer (QUT)

Alan Burdern, PhD Candidate (QUT)

Baris Balcı, PhD Candidate (QUT)

Industry Collaborators: UAP (Urban Art Projects)


Women in Design Robotics

Kavita Gonsalves | 12 June 2020 | Published in Parlour

For International Women’s Day in early March 2020, members of QUT’s Design Robotics team, Dr Muge Belek Fialho Teixeira, Amelia Luu and Dr Cori Stewart, participated in panel discussions focusing on women’s careers. The following reflections on their career journeys and interest in Design Robotics were inspired by the conversations at these events.

Funding / Grants

  • Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) (2017 - 2021)


Matt Tobin, UAP (Urban Art Projects)