Kuo, Chin-Hsing Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Senior Lecturer - School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences 2019 -

Overview


Dr Chin-Hsing Kuo received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London, UK in 2011. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering (MMMB) at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. Prior to his appointment at UOW, he was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), Taiwan from February 2011 to January 2019. 

Dr Kuo’s research interest is focused on the interactive mechanisms and robots, where the motion and force of a mechanical or robot system jointly interact with the user and environment. Along with this, he has intensive multidisciplinary research and industrial collaboration experience encompassing the innovative design for industrial robots and biomechanical systems with applications in medical devices, assistive technologies, and surgical robotics. He received several prestigious national and international awards including the ASME Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award, being this award’s only Asian recipient thus far in its history from 1996, and the Ta-You Wu Memorial Award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology, the most distinguished national honour for young scholars in all disciplines for excellence in scientific and technological research. He has also received the Best Paper Awards of the 3rd IFToMM Asian MMS Conference and Best Paper Award of the First ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR) Conference. 

Dr Kuo is active in ASME and IFToMM communities. He is currently the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and the Topic Editor of Mechanical Sciences, an IFToMM affiliated journal. He is an Elective Member of ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee for the term 2014-2020, a member and Deputy Chair of IFToMM Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls, and a member of IFToMM Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics. He is the General Chair of the 6th IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics (ISRM 2019) to be held in Taipei, Taiwan in October 2019. He has been in the organization teams for the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conferences for several years, and he was the Program Chair of the 4th IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics (ReMAR 2018), the Local Organiser and Master of Ceremonies of The 14th IFToMM World Congress in 2015, the Associate Editors of IEEE ICRA, IROS, and CASE conferences, and the General Chair of 2015 National Conference on Mechanism and Machine Theory in Taiwan.

Dr Kuo was a Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan from June 2017 to September 2017. He has held several visiting positions at the University of Minnesota (USA), Johns Hopkins University (USA), University of Genoa (Italy), and Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands).

Research Overview


  • mechanisms, kinematics, machine design, physical human-robot interaction, static and dynamic balancing, serial and parallel robots, continuum robotics, surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, assistive technology, historic mechanism and machine science.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • My research interest is focused on the interactive mechanisms and robotics, where the motion and force of a mechanical or robot system jointly interact with the user and environment, which is highly demanded in various practical needs in, for example, industrial robots, medical and rehabilitation devices, household products, and human-machine interaction. 

    Potential research topics in this theme include, but are not limited to: 

    • Design synthesis of novel interactive mechanisms
    • Design and applications of interactive mechanisms and robotics for industrial robots, medical devices, and assistive technology
    • Development of physical human-robot interaction system
    • Performance evaluation and optimization of interactive mechanisms and robots

    More information about our previous and ongoing research can be found in our research overview website.

    Undergraduate projects and master/PhD research topics are available for students who are interested in:

    • mechanism design and analysis
    • novel mechanisms and applications
    • physical human-robot interaction
    • medical device innovation

    Further information on the supervision topics is available upon request (please email to chkuo@uow.edu.au).

Full Name


  • Chin-Hsing KUO

Mailing Address


  • School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

    University of Wollongong

    NSW 2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • mechanisms, kinematics, machine design, physical human-robot interaction, static and dynamic balancing, serial and parallel robots, continuum robotics, surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, assistive technology, historic mechanism and machine science.

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


  • My research interest is focused on the interactive mechanisms and robotics, where the motion and force of a mechanical or robot system jointly interact with the user and environment, which is highly demanded in various practical needs in, for example, industrial robots, medical and rehabilitation devices, household products, and human-machine interaction. 

    Potential research topics in this theme include, but are not limited to: 

    • Design synthesis of novel interactive mechanisms
    • Design and applications of interactive mechanisms and robotics for industrial robots, medical devices, and assistive technology
    • Development of physical human-robot interaction system
    • Performance evaluation and optimization of interactive mechanisms and robots

    More information about our previous and ongoing research can be found in our research overview website.

    Undergraduate projects and master/PhD research topics are available for students who are interested in:

    • mechanism design and analysis
    • novel mechanisms and applications
    • physical human-robot interaction
    • medical device innovation

    Further information on the supervision topics is available upon request (please email to chkuo@uow.edu.au).

Full Name


  • Chin-Hsing KUO

Mailing Address


  • School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

    Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

    University of Wollongong

    NSW 2522

    Australia