Research Areas Focused and Interested
Knee device (or robotics orthosis)
Rehabilitation gait device & system
Haptic device & system
Biologically Inspired Technologies
Robotic stingray with undulating fins
Robotic knifefish with undulating fins
Robotic turtle with payload capability
UAV with flapping wings
Omni-directional wheel robot
Central Narcotics Bureau (HOM/CNB06/LH16) PI
Research and Development of an Automated Urine Sealing Machine $175K, March 2007
NMRC (05Nov91) PI
Research and Implementation of Biofeedback Gait Rehabilitation Device for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Post-Stroke People $472K, Sep 2006
Project, China <Shanghai Jiao-tong University, China> Collaborator
AcRF SEP (RG
AcRF (RG 23/06) PI
Mindef/NTU(JPP MD-NTU/06) PI
Modular Design and Control of Compliant Robotic Fish with Flexible Mechanisms $50K, Mar 2006
A-STAR P0520082 Collaborator
Design of a Handheld Smart Fingered Acupressure Device for Stress Relief <Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering Cluster Seed Grant, BPE Cluster SFP 013-2005)
Foldable Articulated Exo-Devices for Assistance of Human Load Carrying and Locomotion, <Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering Cluster Seed Grant, BPE Cluster SFP 014-2005)
Mechatronic Implementation and Mobility Study of a Lower Exoskeleton for Human Performance Enhancement <Mindef/NTU (JPP 03)>
Design and Implementation of a Terrain-Compliant Leg Suitable for Dynamically-Balanced Walking Machines <Mindef/NTU (JPP 99)>
Research on a New Modular Chain Guided by Vision <AcRF (RG 72/96)>
Analytical Modelling and Experimental Study of Electronic Chassis <Mindef/NTU (07/91)>
Effect of Mass Distribution of Components on the Natural Frequency of Enclosures Housing Electronic Equipment <Mindef/NTU (04/89)>
Design of a Low-Cost, High-Payload Robot for Simple Assembly Operations <RP22/89)>
Shock Analysis and Absorption of Audio Products < Philips (Toa Payoh) Fund/99 >
Trained 2 (two) postdoctoral fellows: currently with Lehman Brother Inc. (USA) and DaimlerChrysler (Canada), respectively.
Supervised and graduated 6 (six) PhD students and 12 (twelve) Master students (MEng & MSc), currently with Hewlett-Packard, Seagate, Molex; Research Institutes, University, etc.
Currently supervising 3 (three) PhD and 1 (one) Master students (since 2006)
Three (3) PhD and one (1) Master students to be enrolled in August 2007
URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience on CAmpus) students supervised:
10 (ten) <2006/07>, 4 (four) <2005/06>, 4 (four) <2004/05>
Junior College students: DSO National Laboratories, DYSP (Defence Young Scientist Program) 5 (five) <2006/07>
Exchange students from European (German, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland) working on Robotics (2 to 3 students per year)
Recent Publicity & Press
(i) NTU develops underwater vehicle with mimetic fin feature (13 May 2006)
Local and International Media Coverage Obtained
Local coverage: The Straits Times (30 Dec 06, Pg S8), The Straits Times (13 May 06, Pg H10), LHZB (12 May 06, Pg 7), BH (15 May 06, Pg 2), SMDN (14 May 06, Pg 17), Channel NewsAsia (12 May 06, 10pm), Channel NewsAsia (12 May 06, online), Channel 5 news (12 May 06, 9.30pm), Channel 8 news (12 May 06, 6.30pm and 10pm), Channel U news (12 May 06, 11pm), Capital Radio FM95.8 (12 May 06, 6pm), 938Live (13 May 06, 1pm),
International coverage: Xinhua Net (12 May 06, online), People's Daily (13 May 06, online), Daily India (13 May 06, online), India eNews (13 May 06, online), New Kerela (13 May 06, online), Independent Online (13 May 06, online), Monsters and Critics (13 May 06, online), Yahoo (12 May, 06, online), Infopet, UK (13 May 06, online), Finsonline (13 May 06, online)
(ii) NTU assistive technology project featured at Global Entrepolis @ Singapore on 26 Sept 2005
Lianhe Zaobao, Pg 2;
Today, Pg 10;
The Business Times, Pg 10;
Lianhe Wanbao, Pg 8, 26 September 2005;
Channel NewsAsia (online), 26 September 2005
Taiwan News on the Assistive Device
Invited seminars (since 2000)
Invited Seminar: Design and Implementation of Lower Exoskeleton for Strength and Endurance Enhancement, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China, Dec 2005.
Invited Seminar: Mechatronics Design and Initial Testing of Biomimetics Robotics Fish, Unversity Science Technological China (USTC), China, Dec 2005.
Invited Seminar: Design and Implementation of Lower Exoskeleton for Strength and Endurance Enhancement, Zhejiang University, China, Dec 2005.
Invited Seminar: Mechatronics Design and Initial Testing of Biomimetics Robotics Fish, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, China, Dec 2005.
Invited Seminar: Mechatronics Design and Development Projects of Mobile Machines and the Mechanisms, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Apr 2004.
Invited Seminar: Mechatronics Design and Development Projects of Mobile Land Machines, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, Mar 2004.
Invited Seminar: Mechatronics Design and Development of Mobile Land Robots in NTU, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Dec 2003.
Invited Talk: Experimental and Analytical Vibration Analysis of Radially Rotating Beams, International Conference on Vibration Engineering, Beijing, China, June 1994.
Course Seminar: Fasteners Torque Control, Delphi Automotive System Singapore
Pte Ltd (Ang Mo Kio), 2003.
Course Seminar: Application of Structural Dynamics Analysis Software, Seagate Technology International, Singapore, Dec 2000.