Dr Gordon Dobie


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Dr G. Dobie is a Reader in the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. He received his MEng in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and a PhD in the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering developing a reconfigurable non-contact inspection system.


Robotic positioning for quality assurance of feature-sparse components using a depth-sensing camera
Gilmour Adam, Jackson William, Zhang Dayi, Dobie Gordon, MacLeod Charles N, Karkera Benjamin, Barber Thomas
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 23, pp. 10032-10040 (2023)
Single mode Lamb wave excitation at high frequency thickness products using a conventional linear array transducer
Tzaferis Konstantinos, Tabatabaeipour Morteza, Dobie Gordon, Lines David, MacLeod Charles N
Ultrasonics Vol 130 (2023)
Calibration-free SH guided wave analysis for screening of wall thickness in steel with varying properties
Trushkevych O, Dixon S, Tabatabaeipour M, Potter MDG, MacLeod C, Dobie G, Edwards RS
NDT and E International Vol 135 (2023)
Application of machine learning techniques for defect detection, localisation, and sizing in ultrasonic testing of carbon fibre reinforced polymers 
Tunukovic Vedran, McKnight S, Pierce S G, Mohseni Ehsan, MacLeod C N, Pyle R, Dobie G, O'Hare T, Munro G, O'Brien-O'Reilly J
BINDT Aerospace Event 2023 (2023)
Mapping SEARCH capabilities to Spirit AeroSystems NDE and automation demand for composites
Mohseni Ehsan, Pierce S G, Vithanage RW K, MacLeod C N, Dobie G, McKnight S, Tunukovic V, McInnes M, Hifi A, Gomez R, Shields M, Poole A, Pyle R, O'Hare T, Munro G, O'Brien-O'Reilly J
BINDT Aerospace Event 2023 (2023)
Skeleton-based noise removal algorithm for binary concrete crack image segmentation
Dow Hamish, Perry Marcus, McAlorum Jack, Pennada Sanjeetha, Dobie Gordon
Automation in Construction Vol 151 (2023)

More publications


Mobile Robotics and Microcontrollers

Research interests

His primary research interests include ultrasonics, NDE, automation, robotics, signal processing, computer vision and embedded systems. His current work in CUE focuses on:

Automated inspection

Automated analysis 


Professional activities

A study of the accuracy and repeatability of mobile collaborative robots for non-destructive evaluations
Automated Inspection Research Developments for Full Lifecycle Inspection
The National Robotarium
Visiting researcher
Sensor Enabled Automation
Process to part inspection: using hybrid robotics to enable flexible manufacturing NDT
Automated detection of crack features in nuclear superheaters using deep learning with automatically labelled datasets

More professional activities


Integration of High Frequency Tactile Event Measurement into Tactile Gloves for Human-Machine Interaction and Ergonomic Testing
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2023 - 09-Jan-2023
KTP - Cokebusters Ltd. Development of mobile acoustic technologies for the detection of corrosion and degradation of in process piping/pipelines.
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2025
Adaptive Path Planning and Visual Navigation of Autonomous Inspection Robots in Challenging Environments
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Jiang, Meiling (Researcher)
This project aims to fundamentally investigate the novel adaptive path planning and visual navigation of robots (such as an industrial robot manipulator, Cobot, UAV etc.) for autonomous inspection by enabling holistic control and interactions of robots in complex, dynamic and changing environments such that safety and interaction of nearby humans/operators/other objects etc. can be maintained while the inspection tasks are taking place. At the same time, the efficiency and flexibility of the inspection process is also achieved when process variations or environmental changes take place.
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
KTP 13263 - Inspectahire Instrument Co Limited. Development of a portable fluid level measuring device for use in the hazardous zoned area of bonded warehouses to enable owners to monitor cask contents.
Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2024
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE CDT) -PhD studentship
Tunukovic, Vedran (Principal Investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Principal Investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Principal Investigator) Cochran, Sandy (Principal Investigator)
Automated Ultrasound Data Processing for Defect Detection and Characterization Through Machine Learning
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2025
MOEA/D-PPR: Path Planning of Robots in Complex Environments via the Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm Based on Decomposition
Yang, Erfu (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2024

More projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College

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