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Dr Tobias Low

Dr Tobias Low
Name Tobias Low
Position Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office Z305A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1714
Extension 1714
Email
Qualifications BEng Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Autonomous Vehicles ( 091303 )
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090699 )
  • Automation Engineering ( 400702 )
  • Electrical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400899 )
  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems ( 400703 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Control Engineering ( 400705 )
  • Electrical Engineering ( 400800 )
  • Mechanical Engineering ( 401700 )
  • Control Engineering ( 400700 )

Research interests
Mechatronics, Robotics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Industrial Automation, and Mobile Robotics.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)
  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC2406 - Introduction to Mechatronics and Automation, MEC3905 - Mechatronics Practice, MEC4406 - Robotics and Machine Vision, ELE2303 - Embedded Systems, ENG1100 - Engineering Design, MEC2901 - Mechanical Practice 1, MEC2902 - Mechanical Practice 2, MEC2304 - Solid Modelling.

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
2 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Mechatronics Discipline Leader

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

Javazmi, Leila and Khoddami, Akbar and Mazrouei-Sebdani, Zahra and 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. In: 2017 5th International Conference on Nano and Materials Engineering (ICNME 2017), 1-3 April 2017, Bali, Indonesia.

Qi, Haixia and Banhazi, Thomas M. and Zhang, Zhigang and 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. ISSN 1934-6344

Shalal, Nagham and Low, Tobias and 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. ISSN 0168-1699


Research most notable
COMPAG 2015 (SNIP 1.997) - Nagham Shalal, Tobias Low, Cheryl McCarthy, Nigel Hancock, Orchard mapping and mobile robot localisation using on-board camera and laser scanner data fusion – Part A: Tree detection, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 119, November 2015, Pages 254-266, ISSN 0168-1699.

"Ground-plane classification for robot navigation: Combining multiple cues toward a visual-based learning system", By Low, T and Manzanera, A., 11th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics & Vision (ICARCV) December 2010.

“Learning to Avoid Indoor Obstacles from Optical Flow”. By Toby Low and Gordon Wyeth. Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), December 2007.


Publications in ePrints

Mohammed Amean, Zainab ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1581-3883 and Low, Tobias and Hancock, Nigel (2021) Automatic leaf segmentation and overlapping leaf separation using stereo vision. Array, 12:100099. pp. 1-17.

Javazmi, Leila and Young, Anthony and Ash, Gavin J. and Low, Tobias (2021) Kinetics of slow release of nitrogen fertiliser from multi-layered nanofibrous structures. Scientific Reports, 11:4871. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2045-2322

Javazmi, Leila and Low, Tobias and Young, Anthony and Ash, Gavin (2020) Effect of various urea concentrations on nitrogen slow release from PLLA nanofiber mat. In: 8th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2020), 9-13 Feb 2020, Brisbane, Australia.

Javazmi, Leila and Low, Tobias and Ash, Gavin and Young, Anthony (2020) Investigation of slow release of urea from biodegradable single‑ and double‑layered hollow nanofbre yarns. Scientific Reports, 10:19619. pp. 1-9.

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

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091399 )
  • Autonomous Vehicles ( 091303 )
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation ( 090602 )
  • Automation Engineering ( 400702 )
  • Electrical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400899 )
  • Autonomous Vehicle Systems ( 400703 )
  • Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401799 )
  • Control Engineering ( 400705 )


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