Mr Matheus Dos Santos Xavier

Mr Matheus Dos Santos Xavier

Casual Academic

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Matheus S. Xavier graduated from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil with a Bachelor of Engineering (Control and Automation) in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science and Technology in 2016. He is currently a PhD student within the Precision Mechatronics Lab at The University of Newcastle. His research areas include soft robotics, biomedical devices, mechatronics design and nonlinear control.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
  • Bachelor of Science, Federal University of ABC, Brazil

Keywords

  • Control systems design
  • Mechatronics
  • Soft robotics

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
400705 Control engineering 30
400709 Medical robotics 30
400711 Simulation, modelling, and programming of mechatronics systems 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Information and Physical Sciences
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2019 1st place FEBE Poster Competition (Electrical Engineering)
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Scholarship

Year Award
2019 Postgraduate Research Fellowship
CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Xavier MS, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Finite Element Modeling of Soft Fluidic Actuators: Overview and Recent Developments', Advanced Intelligent Systems, 3 2000187-2000187 (2021)
DOI 10.1002/aisy.202000187
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2021 Xavier MS, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Design and Control of Pneumatic Systems for Soft Robotics: A Simulation Approach', IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6 5800-5807 (2021)

Pressure control plays a major role in the overall performance of fluid-driven soft robots. Due to the increasing demand for higher speed actuation and precision, a need exists fo... [more]

Pressure control plays a major role in the overall performance of fluid-driven soft robots. Due to the increasing demand for higher speed actuation and precision, a need exists for a practical design methodology that converts actuator performance specifications to a set of minimum pneumatic specifications, such as receiver volume and pressure, and valve conductance. This article presents a systematic parameter selection approach for pneumatic soft robotic systems by taking into consideration the desired closed-loop pressure responses. The two controllers under evaluation here are the PI controller with anti-windup and the on-off controller with hysteresis. Simulations are developed within Simscape Fluids to evaluate the effect of physical components and controller parameters on the actuator performance. The proposed parameter selection procedures are then applied on three soft actuators and their closed-loop pressure responses are experimentally evaluated. The measured pressure responses are in close agreement with the simulations and satisfy the rise time specifications.

DOI 10.1109/LRA.2021.3086425
Co-authors Andrew Fleming, Yuenkuan Yong
2020 Xavier MS, Yang S, Comte C, Bab-Hadiashar A, Wilson N, Cole I, 'Nondestructive quantitative characterisation of material phases in metal additive manufacturing using multi-energy synchrotron X-rays microtomography', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, 106 1601-1615 (2020)
DOI 10.1007/s00170-019-04597-y
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Xavier MS, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Modelling and simulation of pneumatic sources for soft robotic applications', IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM, Boston, MA (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM43001.2020.9158802
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Yuenkuan Yong, Andrew Fleming
2019 Xavier MS, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Experimental Characterisation of Hydraulic Fiber-Reinforced Soft Actuators for Worm-Like Robots', 2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, ICCMA 2019, Delft, Netherlands (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICCMA46720.2019.8988691
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Yuenkuan Yong, Andrew Fleming
2019 Xavier MS, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Image-guided locomotion of a pneumatic-driven peristaltic soft robot', IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2019, Dali, China (2019) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ROBIO49542.2019.8961406
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Yuenkuan Yong, Andrew Fleming
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Mr Matheus Dos Santos Xavier

Positions

Casual Academic
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Academic
School of Information and Physical Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Academic
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email matheus.xavier@newcastle.edu.au

Office

Room ES-104
Building Engineering Science
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