Associate Professor David Rye

Associate Professor
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Australian Centre for Field Robotics

J04 - Rose Street Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2286
Fax +61 2 9351 7474

Website Australian Centre for Field Robotics

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Teaching and supervision

MTRX1701 - Introduction to Mechatronic Engineering

MTRX1702 - Mechatronics 1

MTRX3700 - Mechatronics 3

Current research students

Project title Research student
Identifying the mapping between upper limbs and lower limbs joints coordinates in the human locomotion Mounir BOUDALI
Learning Control for Bipedal Dynamic Walking Felix KONG

Selected grants

2015

  • Experimental human-robot interaction research facility; Rye D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2003

  • Fish-Bird: Autonomous interaction in a contemporary arts setting LP0349069; Rye D, Velonaki M; Australia Council for the Arts/Project Support.
  • Fish-bird: autonomous interaction in a contemporary arts setting; Rye D, Scheding S, Velonaki M, Williams S, Lemckert C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Ball, A., Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2014). Group Comfortability When a Robot Approaches. In Michael Beetz, Benjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams (Eds.), Social Robotics, (pp. 44-53). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Maeda, G., Rye, D., Singh, S. (2014). Iterative autonomous excavation. In Kazuya Yoshida, Satoshi Tadokoro (Eds.), Field and Service Robotics: Results of the 8th International Conference, (pp. 369-382). Berlin: Springer.
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D. (2013). Art and Robotics - A Brief Account of Eleven Years of Cross-disciplinary Invention. In Andy Dong, John Conomos, Brad Buckley (Eds.), Ecologies of Invention, (pp. 55-68). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Mikl, J., Rye, D. (2016). Twist within a somersault. Human Movement Science, 45, 23-39. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2015). Artificial skin and tactile sensing for socially interactive robots: A review. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 63(3), 230-243. [More Information]
  • Maeda, G., Manchester, I., Rye, D. (2015). Combined ILC and Disturbance Observer for the Rejection of Near-Repetitive Disturbances, With Application to Excavation. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 23(5), 1754-1769. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Soleimani, M., Velonaki, M. (2015). Electrical impedance tomography for artificial sensitive robotic skin: A review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(4), 2001-2016. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2014). Interpretation of social touch on an artificial arm covered with an EIT-based sensitive skin. International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(4), 489-505. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2012). Interpretation of the modality of touch on an artificial arm covered with an EIT-based sensitive skin. International Journal of Robotics Research, 31(13), 1627-1641. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2011). Improved Image Reconstruction for an EIT-Based Sensitive Skin With Multiple Internal Electrodes. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27(3), 425-435. [More Information]
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S., Williams, S. (2008). Fish-Bird: Cross-disciplinary collaboration. IEEE MultiMedia Magazine, 15(1), 10-12.
  • Velonaki, M., Scheding, S., Rye, D., Durrant-Whyte, H. (2008). Shared Spaces: Media Art, Computing, and Robotics. Computers in Entertainment, 6(4), 51:1-51:12. [More Information]
  • Ha, Q., Rye, D. (2004). A Control Architecture For Robotic Excavation In Construction. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 19(1), 28-41.
  • Nguyen, H., Rye, D., Durrant-Whyte, H., Ha,, Q. (2001). Fuzzy sliding-mode controllers with applications. IEEE Transactions On Industrial Electronics, 48(1), 38-46.
  • Rye, D., Bonchis,, A., Corke,, P., Ha,, Q. (2001). Variable structure methods in hydraulic servo systems control. Automatica, 37, 589-595.

Conferences

  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M. (2015). Group Vs. individual comfort when a robot approaches. 7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR2015, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M., Rye, D. (2015). Human-robot Interaction with Humanoid Diamandini Using an Open Experimentation Method. 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN2015), Piscataway: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M. (2015). Understanding group comfort through directional statistics. 7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR2015, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M., Rye, D. (2012). EIT-based skin and touch interpretation for human-robot interaction. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Workshops and Tutorials. IEEE.
  • Maeda, G., Rye, D. (2012). Learning disturbances in autonomous excavation. 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Piscataway, NJ: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Ramos, F., Velonaki, M. (2012). Unsupervised clustering of people from `Skeleton' data. 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Ramos, F., Velonaki, M. (2011). A Comparison of Unsupervised Learning Algorithms for Gesture Clustering. 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011).
  • Maeda, G., Singh, S., Rye, D. (2011). Improving Operational Space Control of Heavy Manipulators via Open-Loop Compensation. 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2011). Touch Modality Interpretation for an EIT-Based Sensitive Skin. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2011, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2009). Improved EIT drive patterns for a robotics sensitive skin. 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney: Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA).
  • Velonaki, M., Scheding, S., Brown, I., Rye, D. (2008). Physicality and Synthetic Reality. ISEA2008 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore: ISEA2008 Pte Ltd.
  • Green, A., Rye, D. (2007). Sensible Planning for Vehicles Operating Over Difficult Unstructured Terrains. 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Rye, D., Velonaki, M., Williams, S., Scheding, S. (2005). Fish-Bird: Human-Robot Interaction in a Contemporary Arts Setting. 2005 Australiasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), Sydney, Australia: Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA).
  • Gong, Z., Guzman, J., Scheding, S., Rye, D., Dissanayake, G., Durrant-Whyte, H. (2004). A Heuristic Rule-Based Switching And Adaptive Pid Controller For A Large Autonomous Tracked Vehicle: From Development To Implementation. IEEE Conference on Control Applications International Symposium on Intelligent COntrol Computer Aided Control Systems Design. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Louda, M., Stevens, M., Dissanayake, G., Rye, D. (2001). Position estimation and control of load sway in quay-cranes. MIC 2001, : Ads & Adea.
  • Rye, D., Furukawa, T. (2001). Proceedings 2001 Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation. ACRA 2001: Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation. Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA).

Visual Art

  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S. (2009). Circle E: Fragile Balances. In: Double Take: Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts. Art Gallery of NSW. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong, Australia.
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S. (2008). Circle D: Fragile Balances. In: Mirror States. Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S., Williams, S. (2004). Fish-Bird Circle B-Movement C. In: Unnatural Selection. Ars Electronica 2004: Timeshift - The World in 25 Years, Linz, Austria.
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S. (2003). Embracement. In: Primavera 2003. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.

Patents

  • Durrant-Whyte, H., Rye, D., Dissanayake, G. (2007). Crane with improved reeving arrangement. Patent No. 3938597.

2016

  • Mikl, J., Rye, D. (2016). Twist within a somersault. Human Movement Science, 45, 23-39. [More Information]

2015

  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2015). Artificial skin and tactile sensing for socially interactive robots: A review. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 63(3), 230-243. [More Information]
  • Maeda, G., Manchester, I., Rye, D. (2015). Combined ILC and Disturbance Observer for the Rejection of Near-Repetitive Disturbances, With Application to Excavation. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 23(5), 1754-1769. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Soleimani, M., Velonaki, M. (2015). Electrical impedance tomography for artificial sensitive robotic skin: A review. IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(4), 2001-2016. [More Information]
  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M. (2015). Group Vs. individual comfort when a robot approaches. 7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR2015, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M., Rye, D. (2015). Human-robot Interaction with Humanoid Diamandini Using an Open Experimentation Method. 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN2015), Piscataway: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]
  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M. (2015). Understanding group comfort through directional statistics. 7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR2015, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]

2014

  • Ball, A., Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2014). Group Comfortability When a Robot Approaches. In Michael Beetz, Benjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams (Eds.), Social Robotics, (pp. 44-53). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2014). Interpretation of social touch on an artificial arm covered with an EIT-based sensitive skin. International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(4), 489-505. [More Information]
  • Maeda, G., Rye, D., Singh, S. (2014). Iterative autonomous excavation. In Kazuya Yoshida, Satoshi Tadokoro (Eds.), Field and Service Robotics: Results of the 8th International Conference, (pp. 369-382). Berlin: Springer.

2013

  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D. (2013). Art and Robotics - A Brief Account of Eleven Years of Cross-disciplinary Invention. In Andy Dong, John Conomos, Brad Buckley (Eds.), Ecologies of Invention, (pp. 55-68). Sydney, Australia: Sydney University Press.

2012

  • Silvera Tawil, D., Velonaki, M., Rye, D. (2012). EIT-based skin and touch interpretation for human-robot interaction. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Workshops and Tutorials. IEEE.
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2012). Interpretation of the modality of touch on an artificial arm covered with an EIT-based sensitive skin. International Journal of Robotics Research, 31(13), 1627-1641. [More Information]
  • Maeda, G., Rye, D. (2012). Learning disturbances in autonomous excavation. 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Piscataway, NJ: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Ramos, F., Velonaki, M. (2012). Unsupervised clustering of people from `Skeleton' data. 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

2011

  • Ball, A., Rye, D., Ramos, F., Velonaki, M. (2011). A Comparison of Unsupervised Learning Algorithms for Gesture Clustering. 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011).
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2011). Improved Image Reconstruction for an EIT-Based Sensitive Skin With Multiple Internal Electrodes. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27(3), 425-435. [More Information]
  • Maeda, G., Singh, S., Rye, D. (2011). Improving Operational Space Control of Heavy Manipulators via Open-Loop Compensation. 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Piscataway, NJ, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2011). Touch Modality Interpretation for an EIT-Based Sensitive Skin. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA 2011, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2009

  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S. (2009). Circle E: Fragile Balances. In: Double Take: Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts. Art Gallery of NSW. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong, Australia.
  • Silvera Tawil, D., Rye, D., Velonaki, M. (2009). Improved EIT drive patterns for a robotics sensitive skin. 2009 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney: Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA).

2008

  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S. (2008). Circle D: Fragile Balances. In: Mirror States. Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S., Williams, S. (2008). Fish-Bird: Cross-disciplinary collaboration. IEEE MultiMedia Magazine, 15(1), 10-12.
  • Velonaki, M., Scheding, S., Brown, I., Rye, D. (2008). Physicality and Synthetic Reality. ISEA2008 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore: ISEA2008 Pte Ltd.
  • Velonaki, M., Scheding, S., Rye, D., Durrant-Whyte, H. (2008). Shared Spaces: Media Art, Computing, and Robotics. Computers in Entertainment, 6(4), 51:1-51:12. [More Information]

2007

  • Durrant-Whyte, H., Rye, D., Dissanayake, G. (2007). Crane with improved reeving arrangement. Patent No. 3938597.
  • Green, A., Rye, D. (2007). Sensible Planning for Vehicles Operating Over Difficult Unstructured Terrains. 2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference, USA: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

2005

  • Rye, D., Velonaki, M., Williams, S., Scheding, S. (2005). Fish-Bird: Human-Robot Interaction in a Contemporary Arts Setting. 2005 Australiasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), Sydney, Australia: Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA).

2004

  • Ha, Q., Rye, D. (2004). A Control Architecture For Robotic Excavation In Construction. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 19(1), 28-41.
  • Gong, Z., Guzman, J., Scheding, S., Rye, D., Dissanayake, G., Durrant-Whyte, H. (2004). A Heuristic Rule-Based Switching And Adaptive Pid Controller For A Large Autonomous Tracked Vehicle: From Development To Implementation. IEEE Conference on Control Applications International Symposium on Intelligent COntrol Computer Aided Control Systems Design. (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S., Williams, S. (2004). Fish-Bird Circle B-Movement C. In: Unnatural Selection. Ars Electronica 2004: Timeshift - The World in 25 Years, Linz, Austria.

2003

  • Velonaki, M., Rye, D., Scheding, S. (2003). Embracement. In: Primavera 2003. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.

2001

  • Nguyen, H., Rye, D., Durrant-Whyte, H., Ha,, Q. (2001). Fuzzy sliding-mode controllers with applications. IEEE Transactions On Industrial Electronics, 48(1), 38-46.
  • Louda, M., Stevens, M., Dissanayake, G., Rye, D. (2001). Position estimation and control of load sway in quay-cranes. MIC 2001, : Ads & Adea.
  • Rye, D., Furukawa, T. (2001). Proceedings 2001 Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation. ACRA 2001: Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation. Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA).
  • Rye, D., Bonchis,, A., Corke,, P., Ha,, Q. (2001). Variable structure methods in hydraulic servo systems control. Automatica, 37, 589-595.

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