Dr Tobias Low


NameDr Tobias Low
Email Addresstobias.low@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics)
QualificationsBEng Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland20102024

Expertise

Mobile Robotics, Computer Vision, Machine Vision, Navigation, Obstacle Avoidance, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Mechatronics, Robotics.

Teaching

Robotics and Machine Vision, Intro to Mechatronics and Automation, Mechatronics Courses.

Fields of Research

  • 400702. Automation engineering
  • 400703. Autonomous vehicle systems
  • 400705. Control engineering
  • 400706. Field robotics
  • 400708. Mechatronics hardware design and architecture
  • 400899. Electrical engineering not elsewhere classified
  • 401799. Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
BEng
Qld
2003
PhD
Qld
2010

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Identify Mental Diseases Using Wearable EEG SensorsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Investigation of New Technology for Pineapple HarvestingPrincipal SupervisorMasters2022
TECHNIQUES IN TISSUE GUIDED ROBOTICS FOR MEAT PROCESSING OPERATIONPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2020

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Daylight illumination compensation for in-field camera systemsPrincipal SupervisorMasters2022
Automatic disparity search range estimation in deep learning stereoPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
In-tyre strain sensing of small non-pressurised tyres for mobile robotic applicationsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
Fabrication and characterization of multi-layered nanofiber structures for potential applications in agriculturePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
Automatic plant features recognition using stereo vision for crop monitoringPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2018

Tactile sensing for tissue discrimination in robotic meat cutting: A feasibility study

Aly, Basem Adel, Low, Tobias, Long, Derek, Brett, Peter and Baillie, Craig. 2024. "Tactile sensing for tissue discrimination in robotic meat cutting: A feasibility study." Journal of Food Engineering. 363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2023.111754

Robotics and sensing technologies in red meat processing: A review

Aly, Basem Adel, Low, Tobias, Long, Derek, Baillie, Craig and Brett, Peter. 2023. "Robotics and sensing technologies in red meat processing: A review." Trends in Food Science and Technology. 137, pp. 142-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2023.05.015

Robustness of Deep Transfer Learning-Based Crack Detection against Uncertainty in Hyperparameter Tuning and Input Data

Nguyen, Andy, Chianese, Riccardo R., Gharehbaghi, Vahid R., Perera, Ruveen, Low, Tobias, Aravinthan, Thiru, Yu, Yang, Samali, Bijan, Guan, Hong, Khuc, Tung and Le, Thach N.. 2022. "Robustness of Deep Transfer Learning-Based Crack Detection against Uncertainty in Hyperparameter Tuning and Input Data." Guan, Hong, Chan, Tommy H. T. and Li, Jianchun (ed.) Recent Advances in Structural Health Monitoring Research in Australia. New York, United States. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 215-243

Automatic leaf segmentation and overlapping leaf separation using stereo vision

Mohammed Amean, Zainab, Low, Tobias and Hancock, Nigel. 2021. "Automatic leaf segmentation and overlapping leaf separation using stereo vision." Array. 12, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.array.2021.100099

Kinetics of slow release of nitrogen fertiliser from multi-layered nanofibrous structures

Javazmi, Leila, Young, Anthony, Ash, Gavin J. and Low, Tobias. 2021. "Kinetics of slow release of nitrogen fertiliser from multi-layered nanofibrous structures." Scientific Reports. 11, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84460-x

Investigation of slow release of urea from biodegradable single- and double-layered hollow nanofibre yarns

Javazmi, Leila, Low, Tobias, Ash, Gavin and Young, Anthony. 2020. "Investigation of slow release of urea from biodegradable single- and double-layered hollow nanofibre yarns." Scientific Reports. 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76395-6

Effect of various urea concentrations on nitrogen slow release from PLLA nanofiber mat

Javazmi, Leila, Low, Tobias, Young, Anthony and Ash, Gavin. 2020. "Effect of various urea concentrations on nitrogen slow release from PLLA nanofiber mat." 8th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020). Brisbane, Australia 09 - 13 Feb 2020 Brisbane, Australia.

Designing and initial testing of a tyre strain sensing system to estimate slip in robotic platforms

Lutfi, Ali Farooq Lutfi, Low, Tobias and Maxwell, Andrew. 2018. "Designing and initial testing of a tyre strain sensing system to estimate slip in robotic platforms." 2018 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2018). Lincoln, New Zealand 04 - 06 Dec 2018 Australia.

A preliminary evaluation of static tests to detect slip using tyre strain sensing system in robotic platforms

Lutfi, Ali Farooq Lutfi, Low, Tobias and Maxwell, Andrew. 2018. "A preliminary evaluation of static tests to detect slip using tyre strain sensing system in robotic platforms." 15th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2018). Singapore 18 - 21 Nov 2018 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARCV.2018.8581360

Encapsulation of flutriafol fungicide into electrospun biodegredable poly (L-lactide) nanofibers

Javazmi, Leila, Low, Tobias, Ash, Gavin and Young, Anthony. 2018. "Encapsulation of flutriafol fungicide into electrospun biodegredable poly (L-lactide) nanofibers." 2018 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference (ANNIC 2018). Berlin, Germany 22 - 24 Oct 2018

Fabrication of a silica aerogel and examination of its hydrophobic properties via contact angle and 3M water repellency tests

Javazmi, Leila, Khoddami, Akbar, Mazrouei-Sebdani, Zahra, Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Farzaneh and Low, Tobias. 2017. "Fabrication of a silica aerogel and examination of its hydrophobic properties via contact angle and 3M water repellency tests." 2017 5th International Conference on Nano and Materials Engineering (ICNME 2017). Bali, Indonesia 01 - 03 Apr 2017 United States. IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/204/1/012014

Preliminary laboratory test on navigation accuracy of an autonomous robot for measuring air quality in livestock buildings

Qi, Haixia, Banhazi, Thomas M., Zhang, Zhigang, Low, Tobias and Brookshaw, Iain J.. 2016. "Preliminary laboratory test on navigation accuracy of an autonomous robot for measuring air quality in livestock buildings." International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 9 (2), pp. 29-39. https://doi.org/10.3965/j.ijabe.20160902.1189

Orchard mapping and mobile robot localisation using on-board camera and laser scanner data fusion – Part B: mapping and localisation

Shalal, Nagham, Low, Tobias, McCarthy, Cheryl and Hancock, Nigel. 2015. "Orchard mapping and mobile robot localisation using on-board camera and laser scanner data fusion – Part B: mapping and localisation." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 119, pp. 267-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2015.09.026

Orchard mapping and mobile robot localisation using on-board camera and laser scanner data fusion – Part A: tree detection

Shalal, Nagham, Low, Tobias, McCarthy, Cheryl and Hancock, Nigel. 2015. "Orchard mapping and mobile robot localisation using on-board camera and laser scanner data fusion – Part A: tree detection." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 119, pp. 254-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2015.09.025

An integrated WSN and mobile robot system for agriculture and environment applications

Zhou, Hong, Qi, Haixia, Banhazi, Thomas and Low, Tobias. 2014. "An integrated WSN and mobile robot system for agriculture and environment applications." Stojmenovic, Ivan, Cheng, Zixue and Guo, Song (ed.) 10th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MOBIQUITOUS 2013). Tokyo, Japan 02 - 04 Dec 2013 Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11569-6_3

A cooperative architecture based on social insects

Brookshaw, Iain and Low, Tobias. 2013. "A cooperative architecture based on social insects." Katupitiya, Jayantha, Guivant, Jose and Eaton, Ray (ed.) Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2013). Sydney, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2013 Australia.

A preliminary evaluation of vision and laser sensing for tree trunk detection and orchard mapping

Shalal, Nagham, Low, Tobias, McCarthy, Cheryl and Hancock, Nigel. 2013. "A preliminary evaluation of vision and laser sensing for tree trunk detection and orchard mapping." Katupitiya, Jayantha, Guivant, Jose and Eaton, Ray (ed.) Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2013). Sydney, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2013 Australia.

Automatic plant branch segmentation and classification using vesselness measure

Mohammed Amean, Z., Low, T., McCarthy, C. and Hancock, N.. 2013. "Automatic plant branch segmentation and classification using vesselness measure." Katupitiya, Jayantha, Guivant, Jose and Eaton, Ray (ed.) Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA 2013). Sydney, Australia 02 - 04 Dec 2013 Australia.

A review of autonomous navigation systems in agricultural environments

Shalal, N., Low, T., McCarthy, C. and Hancock, N.. 2013. "A review of autonomous navigation systems in agricultural environments." SEAg 2013: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future. Barton, Australia 22 - 25 Sep 2013

Evaluation of stereovision for extracting plant features

Mohammed Amean, Z., Low, T., McCarthy, C. and Hancock, N.. 2013. "Evaluation of stereovision for extracting plant features." SEAg 2013: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future. Barton, Australia 22 - 25 Sep 2013 Canberra, Australia.

A hybrid WSN system for environment monitoring at poultry buildings

Qi, Haixia, Zhou, Hong, Low, Tobias, Mehdizadeh, S., Tscharke, M. and Banhazi, T.. 2013. "A hybrid WSN system for environment monitoring at poultry buildings." SEAg 2013: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future. Barton, Australia 22 - 25 Sep 2013 Barton, ACT, Australia.

Monocular vision, optical blur and visual looming as a basis for mobile robot obstacle avoidance

Brookshaw, Iain J. and Low, Tobias. 2012. "Monocular vision, optical blur and visual looming as a basis for mobile robot obstacle avoidance." Dorantes-Gonzalez, Dante J. (ed.) 16th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology (ICMT 2012): Advanced Mechatronics, Precision Measurement and NanoManufacturing. Tianjin, China 16 - 19 Oct 2012 China.

Ground-plane classification for robot navigation: combining multiple cues toward a visual-based learning system

Low, Tobias and Manzanera, Antoine. 2010. "Ground-plane classification for robot navigation: combining multiple cues toward a visual-based learning system." 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2010). Singapore 07 - 10 Dec 2010 United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARCV.2010.5707289