Robin’s caseload in recent years has included work in the following technical fields, among others.
Automotive Engineering – braking systems; transmissions; steering systems; driver assistance systems including stability control, ABS and haptic feedback through steering assistance; exhaust gas converters; lambda control; fuel injection; power take off systems; cooling systems; hydraulics; KERS.
Other mechanical engineering - cyclonic separators; flood defence systems; gas turbine exhausts; skis and ski bindings; powder metal manufacturing; 3D printing; riser systems for hydrocarbon extraction including bend restrictors, bend stiffeners and distributed riser buoyancy; cable protection systems; cable clamps; trams; exercise apparatus; gun cartridges; heat engines; acoustic emission transducers; composite materials; macrosphere manufacture; hydrocarbon storage; thermal insulation; righting devices for boats; automatic inflators for marine safety devices; horticultural devices; pet hygiene devices; kitchen aids; electronic scales; trampolines; fluid seals; fall arresters; cargo containers; shipbuilding; shelf-ready packaging.
Computing – GUIs; data compression; motion capture for animation; caching and memory access strategies; rendering; graphics processors; pipeline architectures; touch-sensitive devices; encryption; mobile device security; permissions management; thin client architectures; printer technologies; compilers; program build systems; online gaming; data loss detection; ethernet exchanges; malware protection; mobile technologies; call handling software; packet routing; routers; resource scheduling; phase change memories; flash memories; image enhancement; modelling of fluids; media streaming; royalty-based content distribution; semiconductor device testing; optical scanners; digital archiving; multicasting; content targeting techniques; use of decoy content; spam filters; media sharing systems; media content identification; print stream generation; rasterisation.
Medical – imaging technologies including X-ray generators, linear accelerators and computer aided tomography; image guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery; hernia mesh systems; mechanical massagers; catheters; blood sugar monitoring; impactor testing; contraceptive devices; endoscopes; treatment planning; artificial sphincters; swallow detection devices; microdermabrasion; sleep apnoea protection; cerumen removal; stoma plasters.
Electrical/Electronic – solid state technology including silicon and polymer device structures and manufacture; optical and infra-red LED technologies; filtering; control theory; magnetrons; power factor correction; batteries, chargers and associated safety systems; electrical actuators and servo systems; DIDO and MIMO wireless; physical circuit design methodologies; PCB power dissipation; antenna design; robotics; optical imaging; capacitor manufacture; wireless proximity estimation; adaptive RF beam forming; optical fibre technologies; charge coupled devices; alarm systems; photovoltaic devices; FETs; ultrasonic devices; scanning beam devices; IC packaging and mounting; sensor technologies; avionic lighting systems; circuit breakers; photoelectron spectroscopy; optical fibre technologies; elasto-optical devices; elapsed time indicators; RF tags; voltage regulators; respiration monitoring; transaction card technologies; optical fuel quality assessment; composite materials; charge pumps; silicon nitride deposition; capacitor arrays for interconnects.
Green Technologies – solar cells for water dissociation; wave power; geothermal power; waste heat exploitation; technologies for coupling alternative power sources to power grids; motor vehicle kinetic energy recovery systems.