Muh Anshar

Muh Anshar

Lecturer and Researcher

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About Me

Achieved a bachelor degree, Sarjana Teknik ST at the University of Hasanuddin UNHAS Makassar in 2003 in the area of Control Systems and Design, with the title of final project Robot BASIC for Obstacle Detection and Avoidance. Obtained a masters' degree in Computer Science, MSc by Research at the University of Technology Sydney UTS Australia in 2009, awarded an Australian Partnership Scholarship from the AUSAID, with the title of thesis A Directed Learning-based Evolutionary Approach for Legged Robot Motion. Obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Technology Sydney UTS Australia 2017 in the area of robotics, awarded by the AUSAID in the scheme of Australian Leadership Award from 2012 to 2016.

Research works involved with data mining, machine learning, visual processing which covers image detection and visual transformation. Besides, several projects involving hardware robot development, embedded systems and kinematics for robot gait development, with software development utilising C, C++, R-Programming and Python.

I am currently working as a lecturer at Electrical Engineering Department, University of Hasanuddin and being the Director of the Indonesia-Australian Cognitive and Social Robotics Collaboration, which is a joint research work between the Faculty of Engineering UNHAS and the Faculty of Information and Technology UTS Australia which was formerly a joint research project in Advanced Artificial Intelligent Research Group established in 2009 in the area of robotics. Active research in the area of robotics and recently in Cognitive and Social Robotics with the particular of development of self-awareness concept into robot framework.

Currently, working at Electrical Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Hasanuddin UNHAS and working with Professor Mary-Anne Williams at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia as Honorary Appointee Associate from 1 May 2017 till 30 April 2020.

Affiliation

Senior Lecturer at Electrical Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Hasanuddin UNHAS

Director of Centre of Social, Cognitive Robotics and Advanced Artificial Intelligent Research at Electrical Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Hasanuddin UNHAS

Honorary Appointee Associate at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia as from 1 May 2017 till 30 April 2020

Latest Projects


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Indonesia Australia Social and Cognitive Robotics

The activities of the project shall include, but limited to: (1) Carrying research activities by involving students, i.e. undergraduates and postgraduate students, which centres on the area of AI Robotics, Human-Robot-Interaction and Social and Cognitive Robotics; (2) Disseminating research outcomes in scientific forums and paper-based documentation; (3) Area of research may cover emerging issues, such as robotics application in home services and health services.

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Smart Room Design

The growth and development of educational institutions, particularly at the tertiary level in Indonesia which covers the number of universities and the variety of field of studies, have shown an increasing trend in the last decade. This trend has a direct association with the development of science and technology in which those institutions should have become the pioneer in knowledge advancement, knowledge transfer and direct implementation into real applications. This project aims to design a smart system for room access and activation mechanism for any resources available in the room. Through this implementation, more benefits can be obtained such as work affectivity and electric use efficiency.

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Adaptive Self-Awareness Framework for Robots-ASAF

The project centres on a novel framework which develops a planning scheme by reasoning the correlation of the current internal states of robot with the belief of robot, desire and intention framework. The robot framework determines the type of synthetic pain to be generated, which the robot experiences. Whenever the pain intensity increases, the framework switches its attention to the subjective level, giving priority to the generation of empathy responses to the synthetic pain and disregarding the objective level of the task. In other words, the robot framework manifests the concept of self by actively monitoring its internal states and external world, while awareness is implemented by shifting the focus of attention to either the subjective or the objective level. At the same time, the reasoning process analyses the information captured by the perceptions of robot with respect to the dictionary of synthetic pain embedded in the framework.

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Past Projects

Mobile Robot BASIC

Mobile robot BASIC dedicated for my undergraduate project. It was a joint work with my undergraduate colleague, Tri Astuti, supervised by Dr. Rhiza S, Sadjad, MSEE and Elyas Palantei, MT.

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Mobile Robot MICRO_02 Kontes Robot Indonesia 2003

Mobile robot MICRO_02, along with my colleagues, Farhan M. and Ketut Y. dedicated for the Indonesia National Robot Contest, Kontes Robot Indonesia (KRI), ABU ROBOCON, 2003

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Robots for Grant Project Open Source

Three different types of mobile robots for research grant in 2005 a joint work with undergraduate students, Libra P., Ketut A. Yafrai., Muhajir, and Asrul A

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Indonesia-Australia AI Robotics 2009 till 2014

This project seeks to develop a new architecture for mobile robots that can be adopted by a wide range of robots. We have developed a learning framework for legged robots. The four-legged Sony AIBO and the two legged humanoids KHR1 "Khalid" and Bioloid "Angie". More recently we have been working on cognitive control for a mobile robot "Junior" and several innovative learning mechanisms for flying robots. Investigators: Muh. Anshar, S.T. M.Sc. (by Research), University of Hasanuddin, Makassar Indonesia and Professor Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Funding: University of Technology, Sydney, Australian Research Council & Samsung

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Work Experience

The co founder of the student robot community at UNHAS - Komunitas Cyber Tech (KCT) (2003)

On 29 May 2003, a technology-based community has been established which focus on the robotics and microcontroller technology as to serve academic civities demand. This community is originated by five persons who had taken part in Indonesia Robot Contest- KR! 2003. The purpose of this community is to encourage and to facilitate students who have interests in robotics technology as to develop human resources, particulary in East Region of Indonesia.

Assistant Lecturer - Electrical Engineering Department, University of Hasanuddin UNHAS (2003-2004)

Education and Teaching

Technical Assistant - PT.Panasonic Gobel Indonesia (1996 - 1997)

Technical support for repair and maintenance

Electrician - PT. IKI - Indonesia Naval Industry (1997-1998)

Managing and admnistring technical supply for ship construction

Paper and Proceedings

Adaptive Localizations of AIBO Robots in Dynamic Environment

the Eighteenth Annual Postgraduate Research Students Conference, Sydney-Australia(8 September 2006)

Extended Evolutionary Fast Learn-to-Walk Approach for Four-Legged Robot

the International Conference on Intelligent and Unmanned Systems, ICIUS-07, Bali-Indonesia(24-25 October 2007)

The Bear Project: A Cognitive Approach to Robotics

the Eighteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, ICAPS-2008 System Demo Papers, Sydney-Australia(September 14-18, 2008)

Research Prospects in Electrical Engineering and Informatics at Hasanuddin University: Trend and Challenges

Proceeding of the First International Workshop on Modern Research Methods in Electrical Engineering (IWoRMEE-09), Makassar(3-6 August 2009)

Embedded Robotics Application

Proceeding of the First International Workshop on Modern Research Methods in Electrical Engineering (IWoRMEE-09), Makassar(3-6 August 2009)

Dynamixel Motor-based Actuator for Mobile Robot Design

Proceeding of the 2nd Makassar International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Makassar(27-28 October 2010)

A Simplified Model of Light Illumination Meter

Proceeding of the 2nd Makassar International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Makassar(27-28 October 2010)

Embedded Real-Time Monitoring System for Computer Network

Proceeding of Research Project Outcomes of Engineering Faculty University of Hasanuddin (Vol. 4, December 2010)

Evolving Synthetic Pain Into an Adaptive Self-Awareness Framework for Robots

the 2015 Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Sixth Annual Meeting of the BICA Society, Lyon, France(November 6-8, 2015)

Evolving Artificial Pain From Fault Detection Through Pattern Data Analysis

The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (IEEE RCAR 2017) Okinawa, Japan(14-18 July 2017)

Smart Room Design: A Pilot Project

the 1st EPI International Conference on Science and Engineering (EICSE-2017) UNHAS Gowa(1 November 2017)

Analisis Konsumsi Daya Pada Miniatur Smart Room

Seminar Ilmiah Nasional Sains & Technology- National Scientific Seminar in Science and Technology (SINASTEK-2017) UNHAS Gowa(31 October-1 November 2017)

Books and Journals

Extended Evolutionary Fast Learn-to-Walk Approach for Four-Legged Robot

the International Journal of Bionic Engineering, Elsevier- Science Press(Vol. 4/No. 4 December 2007)

Evolving Synthetic Pain Into an Adaptive Self-Awareness Framework for Robots

International Journal of Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 16, 8-18(Vol. 16, pp. 8-18, 30 April 2016)

Evolving robot empathy towards humans with motor disabilities through artificial pain generation

International Journal of American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, AIMS Neuroscience 5(1), 56-73(Vol. 5, Issue, 1, pp. 56-73, 29 January 2018)