A/Prof. Najdovski leads the haptics and robotics research at the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University. His research focuses on the design and control of robotic and Human-Machine Systems for industrial automation and control, autonomous vehicle systems, and Virtual Reality interaction. He has extensive experience in the application of embedded systems and sensing, system identification and modelling, and control systems to a variety of application domains, including manufacturing, agriculture, Defence, and medicine. His research has been applied to haptic teleoperation of a mobile robotic manipulator for counter-improvised explosive neutralisation, multi-point haptic grasping for virtual training in the automotive industry, haptically-enabled robotic ultrasound for non-invasive remote diagnosis, and a high-G centrifuge for pilot training, to name a few. With over 15 years of experience, his research has produced over 50 publications and two patents, and has led a number of industry and defence-related projects funded under DST Group, Telstra Research Partner Program and the Defence Innovation Hub.