Meet Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar

Professor Alireza Bab-Hadiashar is an internationally-recognised researcher in computer vision and intelligent robotics. As the program manager for the Master of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering), he assists students in finding projects that suit their interests.

“Students connect with postdoc research fellows or PhD students or academics, so they get opportunities to interact with different expertise levels,” Bab-Hadiashar says. 

“Two growing sectors are the defence industry and agtech. With government investment in defence, and improving automated technology in food production, those areas are demanding skilled graduates.

We’re currently working with a SME in machine automation in food production who students are interning with. Students can then go on to work for large multinationals who do a lot of food production like Nestle and Mondelez.”

“Our facilities are world class. Students use our mechatronics spaces where they can build and test their prototypes and projects, and can call on our workshop facilities where technicians will build them sophisticated parts. RMIT’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct has great facilities for students building prototypes out of plastic or metal, using 3D printers and additive manufacturing technologies.

“With Industry 4.0, increasing digitalisation and the move towards intelligent automation, there’s a demand for skills to use technology like mechatronics, sensing and robotics. The Master’s degree responds to demand in the area for skills in automation.

“A recent project with Ford and the Australian Government involved inspection of rivets. When you use light materials like aluminum to build a car, you have to use rivets manually, so we’re using CT scans to take 3D internal pictures of industrial parts and trying to automate the process.”

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.