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Kuo, Chin-Hsing Dr.

Senior Lecturer

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

Overview


I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. Before joining UOW in 2019, I was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. I received my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London in the United Kingdom in 2011.


My research interest lies in the design of mechanical and robotic systems to leverage mechanical energy in smart ways. I am particularly interested in those systems that interact with the energy stored in objects by their positions, such as springs, weights, and magnets. To this end, my research has been focused on developing new theories, methods, and techniques for mechanisms, robotics, and machine elements, such as static balancing, parallel robots, reconfigurable mechanisms, decoupled kinematics, and nonlinear and magnetic springs. Applications fields of my past and ongoing research include gravity compensation of robots, rehabilitation devices, assistive technology, surgical robotics, robotic grippers, vibration isolators, mining equipment, energy harvesting, and renewable energy. A long-term goal is to advance the knowledge of mechanical-energy-enabled technology, improving the functionality, sustainability, and affordability of a variety of future mechanical, biomedical, and robotic devices.


I am currently affiliated with the editorial teams of several prestigious journals in mechanisms and robotics including:

  • Associate Editor of the Transactions of ASME: Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
  • Associate Editor of Mechanism and Machine Theory
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
  • Topic Editor-in-Chief of Bioinspired Robotics topic of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Topic Editor of Mechanical Sciences


I hold several executive positions in international professional societies such as the:

  • Elected General Member (2014-) and the Chair-Elect & Secretary (2022-2028) of ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee
  • Member and Deputy Chair of IFToMM Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls
  • Member of IFToMM Technical Committee for Computational Kinematics.


I was the Conference Chair of the 45th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference at IDETC/CIE 2021, the General Chair of the 6th IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics (ISRM 2019), the Program Chair of the 4th IEEE/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robotics (ReMAR 2018), and the Associate Editors of IEEE ICRA, IROS, and CASE conferences for several times. I was a Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan from June 2017 to September 2017, and held several visiting positions at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University in the USA, the University of Genoa in Italy, and the Delft University of Technology in 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

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Our research is majorly on the development of new theories, methods, and techniques for mechanisms, robotics, and machine elements, such as static balancing, parallel robots, reconfigurable mechanisms, decoupled kinematics, and nonlinear and magnetic springs. Applications fields include gravity compensation of robots, rehabilitation devices, assistive technology, surgical robotics, robotic grippers, vibration isolators, mining equipment, energy harvesting, and renewable energy.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Research - EIS Design of specialised torsional springs for assistive robotics with gravity compensation Napawan, Yotsathorn
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of Innovative Gravity Balancers with the Aids of Magnet Forces Zeng, Xiangxian

Awards And Honors


Teaching Overview


  • BMEG304 Manufacturing Techniques for Biomedical Engineering
    BMEG305 Mechanical Design of Biomedical Devices
    MECH215 Mechanical Engineering Design 1
    MECH311 Mechanical Engineering Design 2
    MECH326 Dynamics of Mechanisms

Keywords


  • mechanism design
    mechanical design
    machine design
    robot design
    physical human-robot interaction
    medical device innovation

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


  • Our research is majorly on the development of new theories, methods, and techniques for mechanisms, robotics, and machine elements, such as static balancing, parallel robots, reconfigurable mechanisms, decoupled kinematics, and nonlinear and magnetic springs. Applications fields include gravity compensation of robots, rehabilitation devices, assistive technology, surgical robotics, robotic grippers, vibration isolators, mining equipment, energy harvesting, and renewable energy.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Master of Research - EIS Design of specialised torsional springs for assistive robotics with gravity compensation Napawan, Yotsathorn
    Doctor of Philosophy Design of Innovative Gravity Balancers with the Aids of Magnet Forces Zeng, Xiangxian

Awards And Honors


Teaching Overview


  • BMEG304 Manufacturing Techniques for Biomedical Engineering
    BMEG305 Mechanical Design of Biomedical Devices
    MECH215 Mechanical Engineering Design 1
    MECH311 Mechanical Engineering Design 2
    MECH326 Dynamics of Mechanisms

Keywords


  • mechanism design
    mechanical design
    machine design
    robot design
    physical human-robot interaction
    medical device innovation

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