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Dr Ken Taylor


Ken has a background in mechanical engineering and computer science. He has worked extensively in railways, in the mining industry and conducted research in teleoperation and mobile computing.

Key Skills

  • Remote Control
  • Web Services
  • Mobile Computing
  • Information Systems for Sports Training

Professional Interests

Professional Memberships

Corporate Member Institution of Engineers, Australia

Academic Qualifications

2000 PhD University of Western Australia, Web Telerobotics: Reducing Complexity In Robotics.
1987 University of NSW BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Student Supervision

Current Umran Abdulla, Masters Project, Avocado Activity ClassifierInternational Islamic University of Malaysia/ANU
Current Bagus Manuaba, PhD, ANU.
Current Dingyun ZhuPhD, ANU.
2011 Wiryadi Sastraningrat, Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2011 Filya Mustikawati,  Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2011 Adi Swandani,  Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2010 Stéphane Bersot, Masters Thesis, Situated Virtual Reality for Telerobotic Control, 'Arts et Métiers (ParisTech - France)/ANU
2010 Ying Yi Chen, Masters Thesis, Taxishare client on Google Android Platform, ANU
2010 Melvin Yong, Masters Thesis TaxiShare Client on Windows Mobile Platform, ANU
2009 Florian Nebout, Masters Thesis, Hand Gesture Tracking Based Interface for Robot Control, Institut national des Sciences appliquées de Lyon, ANU, 
2008 Christopher Van SchaijikHonours dissertation, "Teleoperation of Mining Equipment Utilising Computer Game Virtual Environments". University of Western Australia 2008
2008 Riza HisamuddinUndergraduate Thesis, Udayana University 
2008 Ida Bagus Manuaba, Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2007 Ariston Darmayuda, Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2006 Ketut Sandiarsa, Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2006 Made Joni Arta, Undergraduate Thesis, Udayana University
2006 Teddy Manturo Doctoral student, ANU
2005 Kevin Mayer Doctoral student, ANU
2005 Jun Ma Masters project, ANU
2004 Prabhath Chinthaka Waduge Masters project, ANU
2004 Adam Wood 4th year project, ANU
2003 Hailun Tan Masters project, ANU
2002 Kevin Mayer Engineering Honors Thesis, ANU
2002 Lukas Tan Engineering Honors Thesis, ANU
2002 Chris Day 4th year project, ANU
2002 Daniel Brogan 4th year project, ANU
2002 Thong Ma 4th year project, ANU
2001 James Sinclair Engineering Honors Thesis, ANU
2000 Colin Thomsen Engineering Honors Thesis, ANU

Science Citizenship

2006 Appointment as Honorary Research Fellow Udayana University, Indonesia
2005 Appointment as visiting Fellow at Australian National University
2003-2005 Teaching Teleoperation and Mobile Computing Course at Australian National University
2002-2004 Lecturing in XML and Web Services at ANU


B. Manuaba, K. Taylor, and E. Widzyk-Capehart, "Building effective teleoperation interfaces for mining applications by utilising mixed reality," in 22nd World Mining Congress & Expo, Turkish National Committee of the World Mining Congress.    Katowice, Poland: World Mining Congress, Sep. 2011. 1383k View Download

Ken Taylor, U. A. Abdulla, R. J. N. Helmer, J. Lee, and I. Blanchonette. Activity classification with smart phones for sports
activities. In APCST 2011: 5th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, Procedia Engineering. RMIT University, Elsevier, August  2011. 162k View Download

Richard J. N. Helmer, Michael A. Mestrovic, Ken Taylor, Bodhi Philpot, Danielle Wilde, and Damian Farrow. Physiological Tracking, Wearable Interactive Systems and Human Performance; 20th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence; University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 1-3 December 2010 397k View Download

B. Manuaba, K. Taylor, and T. Gedeon, "Comparison between two mixed reality environments as a teleoperation interface," in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.    IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, May 2011. 2162k View Download

Manuaba, I. B. K., Taylor, K., and Gedeon, T. (2011). Exploration of Mixed Reality Within a Gaming Environment for a Teleoperation Interface. In Gedeon, T., editor, International Workshop on Bio-inspired Computing for Intelligent Environments and Logistic Systems, Canberra, ACT, Australia. ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science, The Australian National University. 388k View Download

K. Taylor, M. Bagus, S. Bersot, and D. Zhu, "Telerobotic control as a computer game," in OzViz 2010 workshop.    CSIRO, Dec. 2010. 2236k View Download

D. Zhu, T. Gedeon, and K. Taylor, "Exploring camera viewpoint control models for a multi-tasking setting in teleoperation," in Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems, ser. CHI '11.    New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2011, pp. 53-62. [Online]. Available:   1055k View Download

F. Nebout, K. Taylor, and S. Mendis, "Gesture based interface for robot control," in Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction (APCHI-2010).  Udayana University: INDONESIAN ERGONOMICS SOCIETY, Aug. 2010. 138k View Download

K. Taylor, H. Jaya, and J. Lilley, "A system for sharing taxis with multiple interfaces," in Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction (APCHI-2010)    Udayana University: INDONESIAN ERGONOMICS SOCIETY, Aug. 2010. 317k View Download

P. Durr, R. Hisamuddin, K. Taylor, E. Gunawan, and L. Jasa, "Data connectivity solutions for the indonesian provincial animal health laboratory network." in Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction (APCHI-2010).    Udayana University: INDONESIAN ERGONOMICS SOCIETY, Aug. 2010. 214k View Download

B. Manuaba, K. Taylor, and T. Gedeon, "Exploration of second life a virtual game environment for teleoperation," in Asia Pacific Computer Human Interaction (APCHI-2010).    Udayana University: INDONESIAN ERGONOMICS SOCIETY, Aug. 2010. 194k View Download

Ayu, M. A., Taylor, K., and Mantoro, T. (2009). Active learning: Engaging students in the classroom using mobile phones. In Industrial Electronics & Applications, 2009. ISIEA 2009, volume 2 of IEEE Symposium on, pages 711-715. IEEE,
Author(s): Ayu, M. A.; Taylor, K.; Mantoro, T.  Google Citations1237k View Download

Dingyun Zhu, Tom Gedeon, and Ken Taylor. 2011. "Moving to the centre": A gaze-driven remote camera control for teleoperation. Interact. Comput. 23, 1 (January 2011), 85-95. DOI=10.1016/j.intcom.2010.10.003 .  1475k View Download

Zhu, Dingyun, Gedeon, Tom, Taylor, Ken. Natural Interaction Enhanced Remote Camera Control for Teleoperation. In: CHI 2010; April 10-15, 2010; Atlanta, GA, USA. ACM; 2010. 3229-3234. Google Citations1146k View Download

Zhu, Dingyun, Gedeon, Tom, Taylor, Ken. The Development of a Novel Eye Tracking Based Remote Camera Control for Mining Teleoperation. In: Seventh Large Open Pit Mining Conference 2010; 27-28, July, 2010; Perth, WA. AusIMM: AusIMM; 2010. 31-38. 537k View Download

Zhu, Dingyun, Gedeon, T., Taylor, Ken. Natural interaction enhanced remote camera control for multi-control situation in teleoperation. In: Computer/Human Interaction Conference (CHI 2010); 2010; Atlanta, Ga. ACM; 1055k View Download

Zhu, D., Gedeon, T.D. and Taylor, K. Keyboard before head tracking depresses user success in remote camera control. In Proc. INTERACT 2009, Springer Press (2009), LNCS 5727, 319-331. Google Citations;557k View Download 

D. Zhu, T. Gedeon, and K. Taylor, "Head or gaze?: controlling remote camera for hands-busy tasks in teleoperation: a comparison," in Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of Australia on Computer-Human Interaction, ser. OZCHI '10.    New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2010, pp. 300-303. [Online]. Available:  253k View Download

Duff, E., Caris, C., Bonchis, A., Taylor, Ken, Gunn, C., Adcock, M. The development of a telerobotic rock breaker. In: Field and Service Robotics: Results of the 7th International Conference (FSR 2009); 2009; Cambridge, Mass.. Springer; Google Citations1919k View Download

Duff, E., Usher, K., Taylor, Ken, Caris, C. Web-based tele-robotics revisited. In: Laugier, C.//Siegwart, R. eds., editor/s. Field and Service Robots: Results of the 6th International Conference (FSR '07); 2007; Chamonix, France. Springer; Google CitationsDownload

Palmer, D., M. Adcock, J. Smith, M. Hutchins, C. Gunn, D. Stevenson and K. Taylor. Annotating with Light for Remote Guidance. in Australasian Computer Human Interaction Conference OZCHI 2007. 2007. Google Citations315k View Download

K. Taylor, J. Ward, V. Gerasimov, and G. James, "Sensor/actuator networks supporting agents for distributed energy management," Local Computer Networks, 2004. 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on, pp. 463-470, Nov. 2004. [Online]. Available:   340k View Download

K. Mayer and K. Taylor, "TinyDB by remote" in Seventh Conference on Integrated Design and Process Technology (IDTP2003), Dec. 2003. 77k View Download

K. Taylor and D. Palmer, "Applying enterprise architectures and technology to the embedded devices domain," in Proceedings of the Australasian information security workshop conference on ACSW frontiers 2003 - Volume 21, ser. ACSW Frontiers '03.    Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia: Australian Computer Society, Inc., 2003, pp. 185-190. [Online]. Available: 95k View Download

K. Taylor, "XML and mobile computing," Active Server Developers Journal, Feb. 2001.

K. Taylor and B. Dalton, "Internet robots: a new robotics niche," Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 27-34, Mar. 2000. [Online]. Available:   737k View Download

Dalton, B.; Taylor, K.; , "Distributed robotics over the Internet," Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE , vol.7, no.2, pp.22-27, Jun 2000 doi: 10.1109/100.848264 581k View Download

K. Taylor, B. Dalton, and J. Trevelyan, "Web-based telerobotics," Robotica, vol. 17, pp. 49-57, Jan. 1999. [Online]. Available:   638k View Download

Barney Dalton and Ken Taylor. A framework for internet robotics. In International Conference On Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): Workshop on Web Robots, Victoria, Canada, 1998

K. Taylor and B. Dalton, Web Telerobotics - Results and Issues.    Springer-Verlag London, 1998.

Friz, H.; Elzer, P.; Dalton, B.; Taylor, K.; , "Augmented reality in Internet telerobotics using multiple monoscopic views," Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1998. 1998 IEEE International Conference on , vol.1, no., pp. 354- 359 vol.1, 11-14 Oct 1998 1139k View Download

K. Taylor and B. Dalton, "Issues in internet telerobotics," in International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 97).    Canberra, Australia: The Australian National University, Dec. 1997, pp. 151-157.

K. Taylor and J. Trevelyan, "Australia's telerobot on the web," in 26th International Symposium On Industrial Robots.    International Federation of Robotics, Oct. 1995.

K. Taylor and J. Trevelyan, "A telerobot on the world wide web," in 1995 National Conference of the Australian Robot Association.    Melbourne: Australian Robotics Association, Jul. 1995.

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