School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.
David is a Senior Lecturer in “Engineering Systems and Mechanical Design”. He has a background in mechatronics and robotics, with deep industrial experience in systems, particularly early-stage systems engineering for significant socio-technical systems. His research interests include mobile robotics to further human endeavour in science and agriculture, as well as engineering practice in digital engineering and early-stage design.
- Biologically inspired
- Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
- Disaster response
- Digital engineering methods (including Model-Based Systems Engineering, digital prototyping and digital twin)
- Concurrent engineering
- Interdisciplinary systems research - Establishing a "Systems Research and Teaching Community of Practice" with academics from across the university
Year Citation 2020 Hogg, E., Hauert, S., Harvey, D., & Richards, A. (2020). Evolving behaviour trees for supervisory control of robot swarms. Artificial Life and Robotics, 25(4), 569-577.
2008 Harvey, D., Lu, T., & Keller, M. (2008). Comparing insect-inspired chemical plume tracking algorithms using a mobile robot. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(2), 307-317.
DOI Scopus45 WoS37
2008 Harvey, D., Lu, T., & Keller, M. (2008). Effectiveness of insect-inspired chemical plume-tracking algorithms in a shifting wind field. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(1), 196-201.
DOI Scopus12 WoS9
- Introduction to Engineering (ENG 1001)
- Engineering Systems Design and Professional Practice (MECH ENG 3027)
Masters by coursework
- Systems Engineering 1 (MECH ENG 7056)
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Co-Supervisor Investigation of Quantum cognition and AI assisted systems to study exoskeleton motion intention/attempt. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nguyen Truong Thu Ngo 2022 Co-Supervisor Enhancing Mars rovers using AI-enabled robotic vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lachlan William Holden 2021 Co-Supervisor Information Capability Project: Bioinspired robust construction by autonomous agent swarms in extreme conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Gary Yung 2021 Co-Supervisor Bio-inspired soft robotics for lunar and planetary missions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr William Stephen Foster-Hall 2021 Co-Supervisor Bioinspired robust construction by autonomous agent swarms in extreme conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Henry John Mellor 2021 Co-Supervisor A Framework for Digital Engineering of Future Systems - from Concepts to Capabilities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jawahar Bhalla 2021 Co-Supervisor Biomimicry for Off-Earth Mining: Investigating the Applications of Swarm Robotics and other Nature Inspired Designs for Mining Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joven Tan 2021 Co-Supervisor Bioinspired Robust Ventilation System for Maintaining Optimal Temperature and Dust Control by Autonomous Agent Swarms for Structures in off-Earth Extreme Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ulfa Riani 2021 Co-Supervisor Biomimicry for off-earth mining: investigating the applications of swarm robotics and other nature inspired designs for mining Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gal-Erdene Battsengel
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