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Paper-based sketching and scribbling is a natural way of communicating ideas and concepts which would otherwise be difficult to express using only verbal or written communication. Since paper-based sketches may be drawn quickly, designers in variety of fields use sketches in the early idea development stages. Humans may at times underestimate the abilities of our visual system which enables us to filter and group the stroke information present in a scribbled drawing instantaneously. The scope of this research is to reproduce these abilities on a computer system, thus enabling the machine to extract the information present in a paper-based scribble. This has several useful applications and of particular interest is its application to rapid prototyping. By extracting a designer’s intended shape information, it is possible to transform the 2D flat scribble into a 3D virtual model. This allows industrial designers to explore design issues such as the functionality and aesthetics of a design concept.This research is carried out in collaboration with the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and more information may be found at this research information site.



Public Talk


In celebration of the 10th year anniversary of the Department of Systems and Control Engineering. Click here for more information.

PhD Scholarship in Computer Vision


The Department of Systems and Control Engineering is accepting applications for the post of a PhD student to work in collaboration with WildEye. Click here for more information.

Funding Award for WildEye


Research funding awarded to the SCE Department under the FUSION Technology Development Programme (TDP) 2017.

Funding Award for BrainApp


CBC awarded research funding under the FUSION Technology Development Programme (TDP) 2017.

Closing date for MSc course applications


The deadline for late applications for the MSc in Signals, Systems and Control is the 31st August 2017. Click here for more information.

TVM news feature


News feature on the work currently being carried out by our PhD student Ms Rachael Nicole Darmanin, supervised by Dr Ing. Marvin Bugeja. Link here.

PhD scholarships at University of Sheffield, UK


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Postdoctoral Position in Robotics and Control


Postdoctoral Position at the University of Le Havre in France. Click here for more information.

MSc by Research - Call for Expression of Interest


The Department of Systems and Control Engineering and the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics are seeking students who are interested in pursuing studies leading to an MSc in Engineering degree (mainly by research) on any of the topics detailed here.

Postdoctoral Research Position in EEG


[CLOSED] Postdoctoral Research Position in EEG Signal Processing with the Centre for Bionedical Cybernetics. Click here for more information.

Last Updated: 12 December 2008

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