R2: Robo-re-Cycle

Current project

Applications for 2021 intake open 14 September 2020.

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form if you're interested in applying.

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VIP Snapshot

It is estimated that Australians generate 67 million tonnes of waste per year. Help tackle this problem by joining the R2: Robo-re-Cycle for Circular Economy team to develop an automated end-of-life disassembly solution enabling better material recovery efficiency.

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VIP ChallENG research goals

The R2: Robo-re-Cycle team will conduct research to develop an automated disassembly solution for end-of-life products, which is flexible and modular to handle the uncertainties associated with model changes, condition of the EOL products as well as the projected volume growth. 

The outcome of this project will lead to a better separation of EOL components and materials. This will allow recycling of EOL products with a higher material recovery efficiency and a lower cost due to the significantly reduced labour cost; hence substantially reducing the environmental footprint associated with EOL products.

Research, design or technical ChallENG

  • Develop a flexible and modular automation solution for end-of-life disassembly of products

Desired background

All engineering degrees are welcome, however students specialising in the below areas are encouraged to apply.

Research Areas* Majors*
  • Mechanical Design 
  • Robotics 
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical systems
  • Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering