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Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Prof McAree joined The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 and has held various roles within the School.

Ross McAree received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1993. From 1993 to 2000 he was a research fellow in the Robotics Research Group at Oxford University and a Stipendiary Lecturer in Engineering at Trinity College, Oxford. He joined The University of Queensland in 2000 and has served at various times as the Program Director for Mechatronic Engineering, Chair of the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering Research Committee and currently holds the position as Head of School.

Professor McAree’s research interests are focused in model predictive control, estimation theory, and field robotics in the automation of mining equipment. Current research projects include:

  • Automation and collision avoidance for mining shovels
  • Telepresence for Remote operation of track-type tractors
  • Mission planning for mining machines
  • Skills requirements for mining automation
  • Implementation of functional safety for automated mining systems


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