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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


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 affiliated with the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, where he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering during 2011-2019. 

His research interest is in kinematics, dynamics, and design of machines and robotic mechanical systems with a focus on mechanism synthesis, theoretical and computational kinematics, force balancing, reconfiguration mechanisms, and in particular their applications to the design problems where the motion and force of a machine or robotic system are to be jointly synthesised. 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 domestic and international awards including the ASME Freudenstein/General Motors Young Investigator Award, the only recipient from Asian affiliation so far since the award was established in 1996, and the Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, the most distinguished award in Taiwan in recognising the excellence in scientific and technological research of junior faculty in all disciplines.

He is currently the Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and the Topic Editor of Mechanical Sciences. He is an Elected Member of ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, 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 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 has been the Associate Editors of IEEE ICRA, IROS, and CASE conferences for several times.

He 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

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.


    PhD students supervision completed:

    • Dr Vu Linh Nguyen, July 2020, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. (Thesis topic: Gravity Compensation Design and Stiffness Analysis of Robotic Manipulators Using Gear-Spring Modules)

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


  • 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.


    PhD students supervision completed:

    • Dr Vu Linh Nguyen, July 2020, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. (Thesis topic: Gravity Compensation Design and Stiffness Analysis of Robotic Manipulators Using Gear-Spring Modules)

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