Mark Whitty

Senior Lecturer

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in the Mechatronics discipline within the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Please see his research group's page at www.robotics.unsw.edu.au/srv for more details of the work his team are doing. His research interests are focussed around digital agriculture and digital viticulture and extend to the following topics:

  • Yield estimation and data mining in precision viticulture
  • Digital agriculture including apple flower density estimation
  • Digital viticulture including smartphone app development
  • Agricultural robotics
  • 3D point cloud processing

 

Journal articles
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Wang X; Tang J; Whitty M, 2021, 'DeepPhenology: Estimation of apple flower phenology distributions based on deep learning', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 185, pp. 106123 - 106123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106123
2021
Jayakody H; Petrie P; Boer HJD; Whitty M, 2021, 'A generalised approach for high-throughput instance segmentation of stomata in microscope images', Plant Methods, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13007-021-00727-4
2021
Hill GN; Whitty MA, 2021, 'Embedding metadata in images at time of capture using physical Quick Response (QR) codes', Information Processing and Management, vol. 58, pp. 102504 - 102504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2021.102504
2021
Liu S; Zeng X; Whitty M, 2020, 'A vision-based robust grape berry counting algorithm for fast calibration-free bunch weight estimation in the field', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105360
2020
Millstead L; Jayakody H; Patel H; Kaura V; Petrie PR; Tomasetig F; Whitty M, 2020, 'Accelerating Automated Stomata Analysis Through Simplified Sample Collection and Imaging Techniques', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.580389
2020
Wang X; Tang J; Whitty M, 2020, 'Side-view apple flower mapping using edge-based fully convolutional networks for variable rate chemical thinning', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2020.105673
2020
Xin B; Liu S; Whitty M, 2020, 'Three-dimensional reconstruction of Vitis vinifera (L.) cvs Pinot Noir and Merlot grape bunch frameworks using a restricted reconstruction grammar based on the stochastic L-system', Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, vol. 26, pp. 207 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajgw.12444
2020
Liu S; Zeng X; Whitty M, 2020, '3DBunch: A Novel iOS-Smartphone Application to Evaluate the Number of Grape Berries per Bunch Using Image Analysis Techniques', IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 114663 - 114674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3003415
2020
Hirayama M; Guivant J; Katupitiya J; Whitty M, 2019, 'Path planning for autonomous bulldozers', Mechatronics, vol. 58, pp. 20 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mechatronics.2019.01.001
2019
Hirayama M; Guivant J; Katupitiya J; Whitty M, 2019, 'Artificial intelligence in path planning for autonomous bulldozers: Comparison with manual operation', International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, vol. 15, pp. 825 - 844, http://dx.doi.org/10.24507/ijicic.15.03.825
2019
Petrie P; wang Y; Liu S; Lam S; Whitty M; skewes M, 2019, 'The accuracy and utility of a low cost thermal camera and smartphone-based system to assess grapevine water status', Biosystems Engineering, vol. 179, pp. 126 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2019.01.002
2019
Liu S; Li X; Wu H; Xin B; Tang J; Petrie P; Whitty M, 2018, 'A robust automated flower estimation system for grape vines', Biosystems Engineering, vol. 172, pp. 110 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2018.05.009
2018
Tang J; Petrie P; Whitty M, 2018, 'Modelling relationships between visible winegrape berries and bunch maturity', Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, vol. 25, pp. 116 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajgw.12374
2018
Hirayama M; Whitty M; Katupitiya J; Guivant J, 2018, 'An optimized approach for automatic material distribution operations of bulldozers', International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1729881418764716
2018
Jayakody H; Liu S; Whitty M; Petrie P, 2017, 'Microscope image based fully automated stomata detection and pore measurement method for grapevines', Plant Methods, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13007-017-0244-9
2017
Liu S; Cossell S; Tang J; Dunn G; Whitty M, 2017, 'A Computer Vision System for Early Stage Grape Yield Estimation Based on Shoot Detection', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 137, pp. 88 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2017.03.013
2017
Russell W; Kerrisk K; Whitty MA, 2017, 'The Effect of Herd Mentality on Dairy Heifers Conditioned to Traffic through Audio Cues', Animal Production Science, vol. 57, pp. 1569 - 1574, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN16460
2017
Craig I; Whitty MA, 2016, 'Region formation for efficient offline location prediction', IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 16, pp. 66 - 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPRV.2017.13
2016
Skewes M; Liu S; Petrie P; Whitty MA, 2016, 'Smart Phone Tools for Measuring Vine Water Status', Acta Horticulturae, vol. 1197, pp. 53 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1197.7
2016
Liu S; Whitty M, 2015, 'Automatic Grape Bunch Detection in Vineyards based on Support Vector Machine', Journal of Applied Logic, vol. 13, pp. 643 - 653, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jal.2015.06.001
2015
Campbell DJ; Whitty MA, 2014, 'Metric-Based Detection of Robot Kidnapping with an SVM Classifier', Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2014.08.004
2014
Guivant J; Cossell S; Whitty MA; Katupitiya J, 2012, 'Internet-based operation of autonomous robots: The role of data replication, compression, bandwidth allocation and visualization', Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 29, pp. 793 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.21432
2012
Mak LC; Kumon M; Whitty MA; Katupitiya J; Furukawa T, 2009, 'Design and Development of Micro Aerial Vehicles and their Cooperative Systems for Target Search and Tracking', International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, vol. 1, pp. 139 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/175682909789498251
2009
Mak LC; Whitty MA; Furukawa T, 2008, 'A localisation system for an indoor rotary-wing MAV using blade mounted LEDs', Sensor Review, vol. 28, pp. 125 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02602280810856688
2008
Conference Proceedings (Editor of)
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Fitch R; Katupitiya J; Whitty M, (eds.), 2019, '6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture AGRICONTROL 2019', Elsevier, Sydney, Australia, Vol. 52, presented at 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture AGRICONTROL 2019, Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2405-8963(19)32551-0
2019
Katupitiya J; Guivant JE; Eaton R, (eds.), 2013, 'Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2013', Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Sydney, Australia, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney, Australia, 02 December 2013 - 04 December 2013, http://www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2013/foreword.html
2013
Conference Papers
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Swift M; Jayakody H; Whitty M, 2019, 'Path Planning for Multi-Object Push Problems in Continuous Domain', in fitch R; Katupitiya J; Whitty M (eds.), 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture AGRICONTROL, International Federation of Automatic Control, Sydney, Australia, pp. 161 - 166, presented at 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture (AGRICONTROL), Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.12.515
2019
Hu M; Whitty M, 2019, 'An Evaluation of an Apple Canopy Density Mapping System for a Variable-Rate Sprayer', in Fitch R; Katupitiya J; Whitty M (eds.), 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture (AGRICONTROL), IFAC-PapersOnLine, Sydney, Australia, pp. 342 - 348, presented at 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture (AGRICONTROL), Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.12.563
2019
Tang J; Petrie P; Whitty M, 2019, 'Low-Cost Filter Selection from Spectrometer Data for Multispectral Imaging Applications', in fitch R; Katupitiya J; Whitty M (eds.), 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture AGRICONTROL, IFAC-Online, Sydney, Australia, pp. 277 - 282, presented at Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture - 6th AGRICONTROL 2019, Sydney, Australia, 04 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.12.534
2019
Hirayama M; Guivant J; Katupitiya J; Whitty M, 2017, 'Path planning for autonomous bulldozers', in Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA, Sydney, pp. 233 - 238, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2017, Sydney, 11 December 2017 - 13 December 2017
2017
Liu S; Whitty M; Jayakody H, 2016, 'Grape berry counting based on automated 3D bunch reconstruction from a single image', in 16th AWITC proceedings, 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, presented at 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 24 July 2016 - 28 July 2016
2016
Russell W; Whitty MA; Kerrisk K, 2016, 'Use of Audio Stimuli to Induce Voluntary Traffic with Dairy Heifers', in The Effect of Herd Mentality on Dairy Heifers Conditioned to Traffic Through Audio Cues, Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, Sydney, presented at Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, Sydney, 16 November 2016 - 18 November 2016
2016
Cossell S; Whitty M; Liu S; Tang J, 2016, 'Spatial Map Generation from Low Cost Ground Vehicle Mounted Monocular Camera', in IFAC PAPERSONLINE, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, Seattle, WA, pp. 231 - 236, presented at 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture (AGRICONTROL), Seattle, WA, 14 August 2016 - 17 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.043
2016
Cossell S; Whitty M; liu S; tang J, 2016, 'Spatial Map Generation from Low Cost Ground Vehicle Mounted Monocular Camera', in IFAC-PapersOnLine, Seattle, Washington, pp. 231 - 236, presented at AgriControl 2016, Seattle, Washington, 14 August 2016 - 17 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.043
2016
Skewes M; petrie PR; liu S; Whitty M, 2016, 'Smartphone tools for measuring vine water status', in ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1197: International Symposium on Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science, International Society for Horticultural Science, Potsdam, Germany, pp. 53 - 58, presented at International Symposium on Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science, Potsdam, Germany, 05 October 2016 - 07 October 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1197.7
2016
Whitty MA, 2016, 'Next generation yield prediction technologies', in Next generation yield prediction technologies, Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, presented at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, 25 July 2016 - 28 July 2016
2016
Tang J; Woods M; Cossell S; Liu S; Whitty M, 2016, 'Non-Productive Vine Canopy Estimation through Proximal and Remote Sensing', in IFAC-PapersOnLine, Seattle, USA, pp. 398 - 403, presented at Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture - 5th AGRICONTROL 2016, Seattle, USA, 14 August 2016 - 17 August 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.073
2016
Liu S; Tang JULIE; Whitty MARK, 2016, 'A Fast Method to Measure Stomatal Aperture by MSER on Smart Mobile Phone', in Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology 2016, Heidelberg Germany, presented at Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology, Heidelberg Germany, 25 July 2016 - 28 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AIO.2016.AIW2B.2
2016
azhari F; Whitty MA, 2016, 'History-based indoor localisation system using a Smartphone', in singh S; kurniawati H; pounds P (eds.), Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2016, Brisbane, pp. 278 - 284, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, 05 December 2016 - 07 December 2016, http://www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2016/papers/pap142s1.pdf
2016
Liu S; Whitty M; Cossell S, 2015, 'A Lightweight Method for Grape Berry Counting based on Automated 3D Bunch Reconstruction from a Single Image', in A Lightweight Method for Grape Berry Counting based on Automated 3D Bunch Reconstruction from a Single Image, ICRA, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE), Workshop on Robotics in Agriculture, Seattle, presented at ICRA, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (IEEE), Workshop on Robotics in Agriculture, Seattle, 30 May 2015 - 30 May 2015, http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~tokekar/ICRA2015Workshop/
2015
Tang J; Liu S; Cossell S; Whitty M, 2015, 'Addressing Big Issues in Agriculture: A Case Study on Rapid and High Fidelity Yield Mapping', in Addressing Big Issues in Agriculture: A Case Study on Rapid and High Fidelity Yield Mapping, 14th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, Hangzhou, China, presented at 14th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, Hangzhou, China, 23 November 2015 - 27 November 2015
2015
Liu S; Tang J; Cossell S; Whitty MA, 2015, 'Detection of Shoots in Vineyards by Unsupervised Learning with Over the Row Computer Vision System', in Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA, Canberra, Australia, presented at Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Canberra, Australia, 02 December 2015 - 04 December 2015, https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/acra/acra2015_proceedings/views/includes/files/pap162.pdf
2015
Harding R; Whitty MA, 2015, 'Employing Android Devices for Autonomous Control of a UGV', in 2015 European Conference on Mobile Robots, ECMR 2015 - Proceedings, Lincoln, UK, presented at European Conference on Mobile Robots 2015, Lincoln, UK, 02 September 2015 - 04 September 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECMR.2015.7324200
2015
Liu S; Whitty ; Cossell S, 2015, 'Automatic Grape Bunch Detection in Vineyards for Precise Yield Estimation', in UKITA N (ed.), Proceedings of the 14th IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications, MVA 2015, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Tokyo, Japan, pp. 238 - 241, presented at AIPR, International Conference on Machine Vision Application (MVA 2015), Tokyo, Japan, 18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MVA.2015.7153175
2015
Marden S; Whitty MA, 2014, 'GPS-free Localisation and Navigation for an Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Yield Forecasting in a Vineyard', in Menegatti E; Michael N; Berns K; Yamaguchi H (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference IAS-13, Springer, Padova, Italy, presented at Workshop on Recent Advances in Agricultural Robotics, 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Padova, Italy, 18 July 2014 - 18 July 2014, http://www.ias-13.org/
2014
Goward J; Whitty MA, 2014, 'Estimating and Predicting Carbon Sequestration in a Vineyard using Precision Viticulture Techniques', in Janssen V (ed.), Proceedings of the 19th Association of Public Authority Surveyors Conference (APAS2014), 19th Association of Public Authority Surveyors Conference, Pokolbin, NSW, Australia, presented at 19th Association of Public Authority Surveyors Conference, Pokolbin, NSW, Australia, 31 March 2014 - 02 April 2014
2014
Boyton C; Whitty MA; Cossell S; Boyton A, 2013, 'Automatic Generation of Aircraft Loading Schedules', in Doig G (ed.), Automatic Generation of Aircraft Loading Schedules, 2013 AIAA Region VII Australia-Asia Student Conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at 2013 AIAA Region VII Australia-Asia Student Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27 November 2013 - 29 November 2013
2013
Campbell D; Whitty MA, 2013, 'Metric-Based Detection of Robot Kidnapping', in Andrade-Cetto J; Frese U (ed.), Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Mobile Robotics (ECMR)., Barcelona, Spain, pp. 192 - 197, presented at 6th European Conference on Mobile Robots, Barcelona, Spain, 25 September 2013 - 27 September 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ECMR.2013.6698841
2013
Liu S; Marden S; Whitty M, 2013, 'Towards Automated Yield Estimation in Viticulture', in Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2-4 Dec 2013, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, Sydney, presented at Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Sydney, 02 December 2013 - 04 December 2013
2013
Whitty MA; Guivant J, 2012, 'Path Planning with Maximum Expected Map Deformation', in Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2012, Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1 - 9, presented at 2012 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Wellington, NZ, 03 December 2012 - 05 December 2012
2012
Campbell D; Whitty MA; Lim S, 2012, 'Mobile 3D Indoor Mapping Using the Continuous Normal Distributions Transform', in Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 1 - 9, presented at 2012 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, UNSW, Sydney, 13 November 2012 - 15 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPIN.2012.6418889
2012
Norzahari F; Fairlie K; White A; Leach M; Whitty MA; Cossell S; Guivant J; Katupitiya J, 2011, 'Spatially Smart Wine–Testing Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Wine Production', in Proceedings of FIG Working Week 2011, FIG – International Federation of Surveyors, Marrakech. Morocco, pp. 1 - 19, presented at FIG Working Week 2011, Marrakech. Morocco, 18 May 2011 - 22 May 2011, http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2011/papers/ts04j/ts04j_fairlie_whitty_et_al_5089.pdf
2011
Cossell S; Whitty MA; Guivant J, 2011, 'Streaming Kinect Data for Robot Teleoperation', in Proceedings of 2012 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Australian Robotics and Automation Association, Wellington, NZ, pp. 1 - 8, presented at 2011 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, Melbourne, VIC., 07 December 2011 - 09 December 2011, https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/acra/program/attendee_program_acra2011/by_date.html
2011
Whitty MA; Guivant J, 2011, 'Efficient global path planning during dense map deformation', in Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE, Shanghai, China, pp. 4943 - 4949, presented at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China, 09 May 2011 - 13 May 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2011.5980113
2011
Whitty MA; Cossell S; Dang KS; Guivant J; Katupitiya J, 2010, 'Autonomous Navigation using a Real-Time 3D Point Cloud', in Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Australian Robotics and Automation Association, http://www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2010/index.html, pp. 1 - 10, presented at 2010 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2010, Brisbane, QLD, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010, http://www.araa.asn.au/acra/acra2010/papers/pap151s1-file1.pdf
2010
Whitty MA; Mak LC; Taprell D; Ma A; Lee S; Ng CY; Robinson N; Xiao H, 2009, 'Development of the MAVSTAR Micro Aerial Vehicle and Base Station for IMAV09', in Development of the MAVSTAR Micro Aerial Vehicle and Base Station for IMAV09, 4th US - European workshop and flight competition for micro air vehicles (IMAV09), Pensacola, USA, presented at 4th US - European workshop and flight competition for micro air vehicles (IMAV09), Pensacola, USA, 01 June 2009 - 05 June 2009
2009
Whitty MA; Guivant J, 2009, 'Efficient path planning in deformable maps', in Proceedings IROS 2009, IEEE, USA, pp. 5401 - 5406, presented at Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, St. Louis, MO, USA, 10 October 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2009.5354063
2009
Pratley A; Whitty MA, 2007, 'Engineering heritage into 21st Century Students', in Engineering heritage into 21st Century Students, National Engineering Heritage Conference, presented at National Engineering Heritage Conference, 19 November 2007 - 21 November 2007
2007
Pratley A; Whitty MA, 2007, 'Engineering students for the 21st century - analysis of pathways of engagement.', in Design Education, ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
2007
Reports
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Whitty M; Liu S; cossell S; Jayakody H; Woods M; Tang J; Singh S; van Kerk Oerle P; Wiseham D; Liu S; Davidson A; Stocco T; Jarrett J; Jarrett P; Wotton C; Shepherd J; Lim S; Petrie PR; Dunn G, 2017, Improved yield prediction for the Australian wine industry, Wine Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, DPI1401, https://www.wineaustralia.com/au/research/search/completed-projects/dpi-1401
2017
Conference Posters
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Skewes M; Liu S; Whitty MA; Petrie P, 2016, 'Using a Smartphone to Measure Vine Water Status', presented at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, 24 July 2016 - 28 July 2016
2016
Tang J; Whitty M, 2016, 'Non-Productive Canopy Detection from Aerial Imagery', Adelaide, Australia, presented at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 24 July 2016 - 28 July 2016
2016
Woods MR; Whitty MA; Cossell S; Liu S; Tang J; Dunn G; Petrie P; Davidson A; Wotton C; Jarrett J, 2016, 'An Initial Investigation into Harvest Efficiency', Adelaide, presented at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, 24 July 2016 - 28 July 2016
2016
Theses / Dissertations
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Whitty MA, 2012, Efficient path planning with dense data during map deformation, UNSW
2012
Other
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Smart D; Tomkins A (ed.), 2011, Spatially Smart Wine – Testing Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Wine Production, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, http://www.surco.uk.com/publications/
2011
Book Chapters
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Guivant J; Whitty MA; Robledo A, 2010, 'Robust Global Urban Localization Based on Road Maps', in Yussof H (ed.), Robot Localization and Map Building, edn. March 2010, InTech, Austria, pp. 267 - 284, http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/robust-global-urban-localization-based-on-road-maps
2010
  • Academic Supervisor for UNSW's Competitive Robotics Group, awarded equal second place in Challenge 3 of the 2020 Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge.
  • Supervisor and co-author of Best Student Poster at AWITC2019 and AWITC2016.
  • Faculty of Engineering Staff Excellence Award for Research Excellence (2016)
  • Academic Supervisor for New South Solutions, UNSW's entry in the 2015 Telstra University Challenge. Top three teams in Australia for their sun exposure tracking solution. Video.
  • Academic Supervisor for Saving Allen, UNSW's entry in the IGVC2015 event. Won best UGV performance, breaking all course records.
  • Academic Supervisor for UNSW Mechatronics Team 2. Won the grand prize in the AGVC2014 event. Featured on ABC TV and online news.
  • Academic Supervisor for UNSW AGVC Team 2. Won second place overall and and Best Autonomous Vehicle performance at the inaugural Autonomous Ground Vehicle Competition in December 2013
  • Winner, Student Reporter Contest, ICRA2011, with two articles published in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (2001)
  • William McIlrath Postgraduate Travel Scholarship (2010)
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research, Best Overall Student (2010)
  • Best Paper and Best Presentation award, 4th US-European Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicles (IMAV09), Pensacola, Florida (2009)
  • UNSW Research Excellence Award for postgraduate study (2008 - 2011)
  • Senior Bachelor of Engineering Award, Engineers Australia, Sydney Division (2008)
  • University Medal for Mechanical Engineering (2007)

Industry Engagement

  • Consultant to NXTGen Industries for "Review of mechanical, electrical and system design for a robot for bridge maintenance" (2021), value $5,000
  • Chief Investigator for contract research with Plant and Food Research New Zealand, "Embedded Metadata" (2021), value $9,000.
  • Chief Investigator for contract research with Green Atlas, "Image Processing in Orchards" (2020), value $5,000.
  • Chief Investigator for contract research with Plant and Food Research New Zealand, "Semi-automated 3-D and multispectral bunch sorting technologies" (2020), value $50,000.
  • Partner Investigator for contract research with Plant and Food Research New Zealand, "Hyperspectral imaging of grapevines for spray deposition analysis" (2018 – 2021), value $30,000.
  • Chief Investigator for contract research with Lincoln Agritech, "Grape Yield Analyser Project" (2019), value $5,000.
  • Partner Investigator for contract research with Plant and Food Research New Zealand, "Geospatial resolution in vineyards: Project Demonstrator 8008" (2018), value NZD$10,000.
  • Chief Investigator for contract research with Pernod Ricard, "Data mining for viticultural yield estimation" (2018), value $24,000.
  • Chief Investigator for contract research with Dematic, "Computer Vision for Rack Inspection" (2017), value $65,714.

Research Grants

  • Partner Investigator for South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme, "Using a camera system to track Eutypa in vineyards" (2021-2022), value $173,000.
  • Partner Investigator for HIA funded Matched Levy Funded Investment Pool and Strategic Coinvestment Pool, "Developing Agri-tech solutions for the Australian apple industry" (2018-2021), value $4,004,000.
  • Project Supervisor for contract research with Khalifa University, "MBZIRC2020 research grant" (2018 – 2020), value USD$50,000.
  • Project Supervisor for AGWA funded Ph.D scholarship project “Autonomous In-Vivo Determination of Maturity Parameters” (2016 – 2018), value $30,000.
  • Chief Investigator for Innovation Connections grant with Makinex "Development of an autonomous concrete cutting robot" (2017), value $99,700.
  • Chief Investigator for AGWA (Australian Grape and Wine Authority – also known as Wine Australia) (Cat. 1) funded project “Improved Yield Estimation for the Australian Wine Industry” (2014-2017), value $819,000.
  • Partner Investigator for AGWA (Cat. 1) funded project “Smart-Phone Based Image Analysis to Assess Vine Water Stress” (2016 – 2017), value $332,400.
  • Partner Investigator for UNSW Strategic Educational Development Grants #2, “Interactive learning modules for Engineering fundamentals” (2014 - 2015), value $300,000.
  • Chief Investigator for CRC-SI (Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information) funded project “Identification of indoor localisation solutions for tracking patients in hospital environments to minimise cross-infection” (2016), value $24,500.
  • Academic Supervisor for NSW Government Research Attraction and Acceleration Program grant to MBZIRC team, “Science and Engineering Student Competition Sponsorship Program” (2016), value $15,000.
  • Chief Investigator for AGWA funded travel bursary “Study tour to support automated yield estimation project” (2015), value $1,500.
  • Academic Supervisor for NSW Government Research Attraction and Acceleration Program grant to IGVC team, “Science and Engineering Student Competition Sponsorship Program” (2015), value $8,000.
  • Partner Investigator for DAAD research grant to collaborate with the University of Oldenburg “Development of Methodologies to Actively Compensate for Erratic Motions in Micro/Nano Manipulators” (2013-2014), value $20,000.

Digital viticulture, horticultural sensing, image processing, autonomous systems, 3D mapping, unmanned ground vehicles, robotics

Lectures / Courses recently taught

    • MTRN4230 Robotics (course convenor and lecturer)
    • MTRN2500 (course convenor and lecturer)
    • MMAN3000 Professional Engineering and Communication (lecturer)
    • Previously: MMAN1300 (lecturer), MMAN2300 (lecturer), MTRN2500 (tutor), MTRN3500 (tutor), MTRN3020 (tutor), GSOE9400 (tutor), MMAN3200 (tutor), MTRN3100 (tutor), MTRN9222 (tutor), SENG3111 (tutor)