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Dr Tien-Fu Lu

Telephone +61 8 8313 3556
Position Senior Lecturer
Email tien-fu.lu@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4367
Building Engineering South
Floor/Room 2 08
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests

Nano-positioning and measurement technologies, robotics/mechatronics, flexure hinges, compliant mechanisms, chemical plume tracing using robots, operation modelling and optimisation, robotics in mining and agriculture

Publications

(b) Scholarly Book Chapters:

 1.      Tien-Fu Lu and Mohamed Awadalla, ‘Modelling and simulation platform for chemical plume tracking and source localization,’ “Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics” Ch. 17: Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modelling of Swarm Robotics, IGI-global publisher, ISBN 978-1-4666-9572-6 (hardcover) -- ISBN 978-1-4666-9573-3 (ebook), 2016

2.      Xinrui Wang and Tien-Fu Lu, '802.11 WLAN OWPT MEASUREMENT ALGORITHMS AND SIMULATIONS FOR INDOOR LOCALIZATION', Springer, Intelligent Automation and Computer Engineering, 1st Edition. edition (June 3, 2010), ISBN-10: 9048135168 ISBN-13: 978-9048135165

3.      Shi Zhao and Tien-Fu Lu, “Automatic Map Building for AUV Localization in Confined Environment,” IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies Volume 3 - Special Edition of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2009, ISBN 978-0-7354-0713-8.

4.      Tien-Fu Lu and Grier Lin, "Intelligent Systems Techniques and Their Application in Manufacturing Systems," Chapter 11, Expert Systems, Edited by Cornelius T. Leondes, Volume 2, 2002, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-443882-2

 

 

(c) Journal Papers:

1. Zhang, Y., & Lu, T. F. (2016). Simple Equivalent Finite Element Models of D33-Mode Multi-layer Piezoelectric Actuator, submitted to Smart Materials and Structures

2.      Zhang, Y., Lu, T. F., & GAO, W. (2016). Model D31-mode Longitudinal Piezoelectric Transducers. Submitted to Sensors and Actuators A: Physical

3.      Zhang, Y., Lu, T. F., & Al-Sarawi, S. (2016). Simple Equivalent Finite Element Models of D31-Mode Multi-Layer Piezoelectric Actuator. Submitted to Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

4.      Zhang, Y., Lu, T. F., Al-Sarawi, S., Tu, Z. (2016). A Simplified Transfer Matrix of Multi-layer Piezoelectric Stack. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures on 22/04/2016, DOI: 10.1177/1045389X16651153

5.      Zhang, Y., Lu, T. F., & Al-Sarawi, S. (2015). Formulation of a simple distributed-parameter model of multilayer piezoelectric actuators. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 1045389X15595294.

6.      Zhang, Y., Lu, T. F., & Peng, Y. (2015). Three-port equivalent circuit of multi-layer piezoelectric stack. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 236, 92-97.

7.      Zhao S, Lu TF, Koch B, Hurdsman, “Automatic quality estimation in blending using a 3D stockpile management model,” Journal Advanced Engineering Informatics, ISSN 1474-0346, 2015 Volume 29 Issue 3 Pagination 680-695 DOI 10.1016/j.aei.2015.07.002, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

8.      Shi Zhao, Tien-Fu LU, Ben Koch, and Alan Hurdsman, “3D Stockpile Modelling and Quality Calculation for Continuous Stockpile Management,” International Journal of Mineral Processing 140 (2015) 32–42


5.        D. Gao, T.-F. Lu, S. Grainger, “A new method of feature extraction and location derivation in vineyards using point clouds,” Applied Engineering in Agriculture, ISSN 0883-8542, Vol.30(2): 293-306, 2014

6.        Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B. and Lu, T.-F. Implementation and analysis of an innovative digital charge amplifier for hysteresis reduction in piezoelectric stack actuators. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 045005 (2014)

7.        Yuki Shimizu; Yuxin Peng; Junji Kaneko; Toyohiro Azuma; So Ito; Wei Gao; Tien-Fu Lu,” Design and construction of the motion mechanism of an XY micro-stage for precision positioning,” Sensors and Actuators A 201 (2013) 395-406

8.        Shi Zhao, Tien-Fu Lu, Ben Koch, and Alan Hurdsman, "Dynamic modelling of 3D stockpile for life-cycle management through sparse range point clouds," International Journal of Mineral Processing, vol. 125, pp. 61-77, Dec 2013

9.        M. T. Myo, and Tien-Fu. Lu, “Investigation of the bucket wheel reclaimer’s cutting trajectory to define optimal voxel shape,” Transaction on Control and Mechanical Systems, vol. 2, no. 2, 2013.

10.    Lightheart, T., Grainger, S., and Lu, T.-F., “ Spike-timing-dependent construction,” Neural Computation, 25(10), 2611 – 2645, 2013

11.    Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Mohammadzaeri, M., Cazzolato, B. and Lu, T.-F., 2013. A digital charge amplifier for hysteresis elimination in piezoelectric actuators. Smart Materials and Structures 22, 075016.

12.    Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Mohammadzaheri, M., Cazzolato, B. and Lu, T.-F., 2013. A novel digital charge-based displacement estimator for sensorless control of a grounded-load piezoelectric tube actuator. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 198, 91-98.

13.    Bazghaleh, M., Mohammadzaheri, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B. and Lu, T.-F., 2013. A new hybrid method for sensorless control of piezoelectric actuators. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 194, 25-30.

14.    M. Awadalla, Tien-Fu Lu, Z. F. Tian et al., “3D framework combining CFD and MATLAB techniques   for plume source localization research,” Building and Environment, vol. 70, no. 0, pp. 10-19, 2013

15.    Lu, Tien-Fu and Xu, Shihong, A FAST STOCKPILE SIMULATION ENGINE AND ITS APPLICATION IN MINERAL ORE HANDLING, International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing, Volume 04, Issue 02, June 2013

16.    Tien-Fu Lu, "Indoor Odour Source Localisation Using Robot: Initial Location and Surge Distance Matter?" International Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems 61 (2013) 637-647

17.    Tan,Kuan; Anvar,Amir; Lu,Tien-Fu, “Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) dynamics modeling and performance evaluation,” World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 2010-3778, vol.70, pp.1547-1555, 2012

18.    Li,Ruiheng; Anvar,Amir Parsa; Anvar,Amir; Lu,Tien-Fu, “Dynamic modeling of underwater manipulator and its simulation,” World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 2010-3778, vol.72, pp.463-472, 2012

19.    TAN Kuan Meng, Lu Tien-Fu and ANVAR Amir, “Side Scan Sonar Modeling for Maritime Robotic Operations”, Applied Mechanics and Materials Vols. 152-154, pp 1195-1201, 2012

20.    Z. Z. Liu, Y. J. Wang, and T. F. Lu, “Odor Source Localization Using Multiple Robots in Complicated City-Like Environments,” Advanced Materials Research, vol. 291, pp. 3337-3344, 2011

21.  Lu, Tien-Fu, Fuzzy Logic for Large Mining Bucket Wheel Reclaimer Motion Control – more from an Engineer’s Perspective,” CAAI Transactions on Intelligent Systems, Vol.6, No.1, pp.85-94, Feb 2011

22.  Lu, Tien-Fu and Myo, M.T.R., “Optimal stockpile voxel identification based on reclaimer minimum movement for target grade,” International Journal of Mineral Processing, 98(1-2): 74-81, 2011

23.  Lu, Tien-Fu, “Modelling for Stockpile Operations Associated with Bulk Solid Materials Using Bucket Wheel Reclaimer,” International Journal of Information Acquisition (IJIA), 21 February 9, 2011. Vol.7,No.4, (2010), pp.1-17, WSPC-JIJA, 2011

24.  Tanjung,Guntur; Lu,Tien-Fu; Lozo,P, “A method for detecting breaches and new objects in multiple outdoor images,” International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, ISSN: 1729-8806, Vol.7, Issue 1, PP.39-54, 2010

25.    Minase J., Lu, T.F., Cazzolato, B.S., Grainger, S, A review, supported by experimental results, of voltage, charge and capacitor insertion method for driving piezoelectric actuators,” Precision Engineering, 34 , p692-700, 2010

26.    Minase J., Lu, T.F., Cazzolato, B.S., Grainger, S, “Adaptive identification of hysteresis and creep in piezoelectric stack actuators”,  International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 46 , p913-921, 2010

27.    Don W Dissanayake, Said Al-Sarawi, Tien-Fu Lu and Derek Abbott, “Finite element modelling of surface acoustic wave device based corrugated microdiaphrangm,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures 18, 2009

28.    Zhenzhang Liu and Tien-Fu Lu, “Odour Source Localisation in a Wind-Varying Indoor Environment,” International Journal of Mechatronic and Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2, 2009, pp.168-186

29.    Y. K. Yong and T. -F. Lu, “Kinetostatic Modelling of 3-RRR Compliant Micro-motion Stage with Flexure Hinges,” Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, 44 (2009) 1156-1175

30.    D. Harvey, Tien-Fu Lu, and M. Keller, “Comparing insect inspired chemical plume tracking algorithms using a mobile robot,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol.24, No.2, 2008, pp 307-317

31.    D. J. Harvey, T. Lu and M. A. Keller, “Effectiveness of insect-inspired chemical plume tracking algorithms in a shifting wind field”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol.24, No.1, Feb 2008, pp 196-201

32.     Yuen Kuan Yong, Tien-Fu Lu and Daniel Handley, “The effect of the accuracies of flexure hinge equations on the output compliances of planar micro-motion stages,” Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol 43/3, pp 347-363, 2008

33.    Yuen Kuan Yong, Tien-Fu Lu and Daniel C. Handley, “Review of circular flexure hinge design equations and derivation of empirical formulations,” Journal of the International Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, 32 (2008) 63-70.

34.    Ming J. Tsai, Jia H. Hwung, Tien-Fu Lu, and Hung-Yao Hsu, “Recognition of Quadratic Surface of Revolution Using a Robotic Vision System” Journal of Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Vol. 22, page 134-143, (SCI), 2006

35.    Jingsyan Torng, Kuang-Chao Fan and Tien-Fu Lu, “A Genetic Approach on the PID Control of VCM for Auto-focusing Laser Probe,” Journal of Material Science Forum, Vol.505-507, January 2006, pp.373-378

36.    Yuen Kuan Yong, Tien-fu Lu, Daniel C. Handley, and Penghao Hu, “A study on the accuracy of kinematical modeling for a 3RRR compliant micro-motion stage with flexure hinges,” Journal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Vol.25, No.5, pp.457-464 (2004) (EI)

37.    Tien-Fu Lu, Daniel C. Handley, Yuen Kuan Yong, Craig Eales, "A 3 DOF Compliant Micro-motion Stage with Flexure Hinges," International Journal of Industrial Robot, Volume 31 Number 4, 2004, pp355-361 (SCI) (EI)

38.    Lee, Rong-Shean; Tsai, Jo-Perng; Lee, Jeng-Nan; Kao, Yung-Chou; Lin, Grier and Lu, Tien-Fu, "Collaborative Virtual Cutting Verification and Remote Robot Machining through the Internet," Proc Instn Mech Engrs Vol 214 Part B, pp. 635-644, 2000

39.    Lin, Grier and Lu, Tien-Fu, “Vision and Force/Torque Sensing for Calibration of Industrial Robots,” Journal of Industrial Robot, Vol.24, No.6, pp.440-445, 1997. (SCI) (EI)

40.    Lu, Tien-Fu and Lin, Grier C. I., “An On-line Relative Position and Orientation Error Calibration Methodology for Workcell Robot Operations,” Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol.13, No.2, pp.89-99, 1997 (SCI) ISSN: 0736-5845

41.    Lu, Tien-Fu; Lin, Grier C. I. and He, Juan R., “Neural Network Based 3D Force/Torque Sensor Calibration for Robot Applications,” Journal of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol.10, No.1, pp.87-97, 1997 (SCI)

42.    Lu, Tien-Fu and Lin, Grier C. I., “CAD, vision, and sensor based intelligent robot server,” Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol.9, No.2, pp.91-100, 1996. (SCI)

 

(d) Referred Conference Papers:

 

1.      Sun, D.; Lu, T.-F. and Zander, A., “Near-Field Focusing Behaviour of Airborne Acoustic Phased Arrays Influenced by Airflows,” ICUA, the 18th international conference on Ultrasonics and Applications, May 12-13, 2016 Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2.      Tien-Fu Lu, Shi Zhao, Kuang-Chao Fan, and Chengbo Cai, “Automatic Alignment using 2-axis Angle Adjuster for a Particular Autocollimator,” The 6th International Conference of Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (ASPEN2015), 15 20 August, 2015, Harbin, China (Conference best paper award)

3.      Brinn MP, Zhao S, Kumaratilake J, Lu T-F, Al-Sarawi  S, Freeman BJ, Henneberg M. Axon stretch growth of adult primary motor neurons. Research Conference: 25th Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, September 2015: Cairns Australia, 23-27 August 2015. (oral presentation)

4.      Brinn MP, Kumaratilake J, Al-Sarawi  S, Lu T-F, Henneberg M, Freeman BJ. Exploiting Axon Stretch Growth as a Novel Mechanism for the Future Repair of Long Nerve Tracts within the Spinal Cord   Adelaide Centre for Spinal Research Symposium XIII: Adelaide, 2015. (poster)

5.      Tien-Fu Lu and Huu Nam Le, “Human-in-the-loop chemical plume tracking using robots – mapping while localizing source,” Tokyo International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (TICEAS 2014), December 2014, Japan, page 754-764

6.      Yangkun Zhang and Tien-Fu Lu 2014, ‘A Simple Distributed Parameter Analytical Model of Multi-layer Piezoelectric Actuator’, 8th Asia International conference on Mathematical Modeling and computer simulation, 23-25 September, Taipei, Taiwan, page 247-250

7.      Yangkun Zhang and Tien-Fu Lu 2014, ‘Investigation on the Uniform-Electrical-Field Assumption for Modeling multi-layer piezoelectric actuators’, 8th Asia International conference on Mathematical Modeling and computer simulation, 23-25 September, Taipei, Taiwan, page 251-254

8.      Yuchi Liang, Tien-Fu Lu, and Yangkun Zhang 2014, ‘Investigation on the Mechanical Effects of Electrodes to multi-layer piezoelectric actuators by using Finite Element Analysis’, 8th Asia International conference on Mathematical Modeling and computer simulation, 23-25 September, Taipei, Taiwan, page 255-257

9.      Shi Zhao, Tien-Fu Lu, Ben Koch and Alan Hurdsman, “3D Stockpile Modelling to Improve the Quality Control in Iron Ore Handling,” International Conference on Mining, Material and Metallurgical Engineering(MMME'14), Prague, Aug. 11-12, 2014

10.    Brinn MP, O'Neill K, Zhao S, Kumaratilake J, Musgrave I, Lu T-F, Al-Sawari S, Linke I, Slater AB, Freeman BJ, Henneberg M. Axon Stretch Growth: Towards repair of long nerve tracts within the spinal cord. Research Conference: National Wine Centre, September 2013: Adelaide, 2013.

11.  Peiwen Guo, Amir Parsa Anvar, Amir M. Anvar and Tien-Fu Lu, “Modeling and Simulation of a Robotic Underwater Manipulator and Gripper Touch Sensors,” Submarine Institute of Australia, the 2nd SIA Technology Cnoference, October 2013, Adelaide, Australia

12.  Kuan M. Tan, Tien-Fu Lu and Amir Anvar, “Drag Coefficient Estimation Model to Simulate Dynamic Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Motion,” 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), Adelaide, Australia, 1-6 December 2013

13.  Amir P. Anvar, Amir M. Anvar and Tien-Fu Lu, “Modelling and Simulation of Tactile Sensing System of Fingers for Intelligent Robotic Manipulation Control,” 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM), Adelaide, Australia, 1-6 December 2013

14.  Tien-Fu Lu and Shun Gao, “Review of elliptical flexure hinge design equations: rotational compliance,” 5th International Conference of Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (ASPEN2013)12-15 November, 2013Taipei, Taiwan

15.  Jiuzhou Zhang, Yunze Wang, Z.F. Tian, Tien-Fu Lu, Mohamed Awadalla,” CFD modelling of airflows and contaminant transport in an aircraft cabin,” 20th international congress on modelling and simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1-6 December 2013

16.  M. T. R. Myo and Tien-Fu Lu, "Sickle-shaped voxel approach to enhance automatic reclaiming operation using bucket wheel reclaimer," in 2013 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), 2013, pp. 1700-1705.

17.  M. T. R. Myo and Tien-Fu Lu, 2013. Investigation of the Volume Calculation of Sickle-shaped Voxel of a Stockpile 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials, Storage, Handling & Transportation (ICBMH 2013), Newcastle, Australia.

18.  Di Gao, Tien-Fu Lu, and Steven Grainger, “Post Identification and Location Derivation in Vineyards through Point Clouds using Cylinder Extraction and Density Clustering,” ICCARVE 2013 : International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision Engineering, Istanbul June 2013

19.  Mohd. Sani Mohamad Hashim and Tien-Fu Lu 'Time-critical Trajectory Planning for a Car-like Robot in Unknown Environments' accepted by the 2013 IEEE Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications Colloquium (BEIAC 2013), 7-9 April, 2013 in Langkawi, Malaysia



21.  Mohamed S Awadalla, Tien-Fu Lu, Zhao Feng Tian and Bassam Dal, “CFD modeling of 3D indoor gas contarninant plumes for testing search algorithm of mobile robots,” Ninth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Minerals and Process lndustries, 10- 12 December 2012 MCEC, Melbourne, Australia

22.  Shi Zhao; Tien-Fu Lu; Ben Koch and Alan Hurdsman, “Stockpile Modelling using Mobile Laser Scanner for Quality Grade Control in Stockpile Management,” the 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2012, to be held in Guangzhou, China in 5~7 December 2012

23.  Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B. and Lu, T-F., "Using Frequency-weighted Data Fusion to Improve the Performance of a Digital Charge Amplifier" in IEEE Robots and Automation, Minnesota, 2012

24.  Shi Zhao; Tien-Fu Lu; Ben Koch and Alan Hurdsman, “A Simulation Study of Sensor Data Fusion using UKF for Bucket Wheel Reclaimer Localization” the eighth IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2012), Seol, Korea, August 20-24, 2012

25.  Mohd. Sani Mohamad Hashim and Tien-Fu Lu, “Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance Approach for Car-like Robots in Dynamic Environments,” 2012 IEEE Symposium on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE 2012), 3 - 4 December, 2012 in Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia 2012

26.  Jayesh L. Minase, Tien-Fu Lu, Ben Cazzolato, Steven Grainger, “Comparison between PI & Identification based Inverse control for Precise Operation of a Piezoelectric Actuator for use in Micro Positioning Application,” ISPTS-1, 1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF SENSORS, 8-10th March 2012

27.  Mohd. Sani Mohamad Hashim and Tien-Fu Lu, “Performance of a Time-dependent Motion Planning Approach for a Car-like Robot in Static Environments,” International Conference on Man Machine System, 27-28, February 2012, Penang, Malaysia 2012

28.  Mohsen Bazghaleh, Steven Grainger, Benjamin Seth Cazzolato, Tien-Fu Lu “Using Frequency-Weighted Data Fusion to Improve the Performance of a Digital Charge Amplifier,” 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

29.  Tien-Fu Lu, “Indoor Odour Source Localisation Using Robot: Are There Advantageous Initial Locations?,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2011), 7-11 December 2011, Phuket Island, Thailand

30.  Lightheart,Toby Asher; Grainger,Steven; Lu,Tien-Fu, “Constructive network reinforcement learning for autonomous mobile robots,” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology, 30-Nov-11, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

31.  Liddy,Tommie; Lu,Tien-Fu; Harvey,David, “Dynamic obstacle avoidance for an ackerman vehicle: A vector field approach,” ICINCO 2011 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, 28-July-11, Noordwijkerout, The Netherlands, 2011

32.  Maung Thi Rein Myo and Tien-Fu Lu, “The Study of BWR Cutting Trajectory for Optimal Stockpile-Voxel Profile Design,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2011), 7-11 December 2011, Phuket Island, Thailand

35.  Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B. and Lu, T-F., "Model-based drift correction in digital charge amplifier," in 15th International conference on Mechatronic Technology, Melbourne, 2011.

36.   Zhenzhang Liu, Yijun Wang, Tien-Fu Lu, “Car-Like Mobile Robot Reverse Parking Using Fuzzy Logic Control Approach,” The First International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing (RVSP-2011), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 21-23, 2011

37.  Tommie Liddy, Tien-Fu Lu, David Harvey, “Target Following Using a Vector Field Approach”, The First International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing (RVSP-2011), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 21-23, 2011

38.  Chen Chen, Amir Anvar, and Tien-Fu Lu, “Modelling and Simulation of Automated Underwater Acoustic Communication Transmission Recovery for Oceanic Robotics Operations,” Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, MODSIM 2011,  12-16 December, 2011, Perth, Australia.

39.  Lu, Tien-Fu; Zhao, Shi; Xu, Shihong; Koch Ben; Hurdsman Ben, “A 3DOF System for 3 Dimensional Stockpile Surface Scanning using Laser,” the 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2011), Bejing, China, 21-23 June 2011

40.  Kuan Meng Tan, Amir Anvar, Tien-Fu Lu, “ 6 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) Maritime Robotic Simulation Framework”, the Eleventh International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2010), December 7-10, 2010, Singapore

41.  Lu, Tien-Fu and Myo Maung, “Optimization of reclaiming voxels for quality grade target with reclaimer minimum movement” the Eleventh International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2010), December 7-10, 2010, Singapore

42.  Toby Asher Lightheart, Steven Grainger and Tien-Fu Lu, “A Constructive Spiking Neural Network for Reinforcement Learning in Autonomous Control,” Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2010, Brisbane, Australia, 1-3 December

43.  Mohsen Bazghaleh, Steven Grainger, Ben Cazzolato, and Tien-Fu Lu, “An innovative digital charge amplifier to reduce hysteresis in piezoelectric actuator,” Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2010, Brisbane, Australia, 1-3 December

44.  Jayesh Minase, Tien-Fu Lu, Ben Cazzolato and Steven Grainger, “Inverse Control of a Piezoelectric Actuator for Precise  Operation of a Micro-motion Stage,” Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, ACRA 2010, Brisbane, Australia, 1-3 December

45.  Lu, Tien-Fu; Gao, Wei, “Compliance Variation of a Particular One DOF Compliant Mechanism Caused by Fitting in Piezo Stack Actuator,” accepted by International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA2010), Xi’an, China, August 4-7, 2010, pp.1908-1912

46.  Lu, Tien-Fu; Xu, Shihong, “SPSim: A Stockpile Simulator for Analyzing Material Quality Distribution in Mining,” International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA2010), Xi’an, China, August 4-7, 2010, pp.299-304

47.  Shi Zhao, Tien-Fu Lu, Amir Anvar, “Multiple Obstacles Detection using Fuzzy Interface System for AUV Navigation in Natural Water,” the 5th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2010) Taichung, Taiwan, 15 - 17 June 2010

48.  Zhiyong Zhang, Dongjian He, Tien-Fu Lu and Sani Hashim, “Study on Steering Actuator Transfer Function of Picking Mobile Robot,” 2010 WRI International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing, Shenzhen, China, 12-14 April 2010

49.  Lu, Tien-Fu, “Bucket Wheel Reclaimer Modeling as a Robotic Arm,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2009), December 19-23, 2009, Guilin, China

50.  Mohd Sani Mohamad Hashim and Tien-Fu Lu, “A New Strategy in Dynamic Time-Dependent Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2009), December 19-23, 2009, Guilin, China

51.  Dissanayake,Don; Al-Sarawi,Said; Lu,Tien-Fu; Abbott,Derek, “Advanced modelling and simulation of wirelessly interrogated microfluidic devices,” IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nanoelectronics (RSM), Malaysia, pp.332-336, 2009

52.  Zhenzhang Liu and Tien-Fu Lu, “Multiple Robots Plume-Tracing in Open Space Obstructed Environments,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2009), December 19-23, 2009, Guilin, China

53.  Mohd Sani Mohamad Hashim and Tien-Fu Lu, “Multiple Waypoints Trajectory Planning with Specific Position, Orientation,Velocity and Time using Geometric Approach for A Car-like Mobile Robots,” Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2-4 December, 2009, Sydney, Australia (ACRA09).

54.  Zhang, Zhiyong; He, Dongjian; Lu, Tien-Fu and Liddy, Tommie, “Fuzzy control of picking mobile robot throttle open rate,” IEEE International Conferene on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems, Nov 20-22, 2009Shanghai, China

55.  Mohd Sani Mohamad Hashim and Tien-Fu Lu, “Time-dependent Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots,” the 9th International IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, September 9-12, 2009, Gifu, Japan

56.  Yuen Kuan Yong, Tien-Fu Lu, “Comparison of circular flexure hinge design equations and the derivation of empirical stiffness formulations,” 2009 IEEE/ASME Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Singapore

57.  Shi Zhao, Tien-Fu Lu, Amir Anvar, “Automatic object detection for AUV Navigation using Imaging Sonar within Confined Environments,” the 4th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 28 March 2009.

58.  Zhao,Shi; Lu,Tien-Fu; Anvar,Amir, “Automatic map building for AUV localization in confined environment,” Proceedings of the International multiconference of engineers and computer scientists 2009, ISBN:0094-243X, Springer New York LLC, Hong Kong, China, March, 2009

59.  John Wang and Tien-Fu Lu, “Synchronization and Time Resolution Improvement for 802.11 WLAN OWPT Measurement,” IAENG International Conference on Control and Automation, 18-20 March, 2009, 09 ICCSA, Hong Kong

60.  Shi Zhao, Amir Anvar, Tien-Fu Lu, “Automated Mapping and Localization for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle’s Navigation Using Imaging Sonar,” IAENG International Conference on Control and Automation, 18-20 March, 2009, 09 ICCSA, Hong Kong (best student paper award)

61.  Tien-Fu Lu, “Preparation for Turning a Bucket Wheel Reclaimer into a Robotic Arm,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2008), February 22 -25, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

62.  Zhenzhang Liu and Tien-Fu Lu, “A Simulation Framework for Plume-Tracing Research,” Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3-5 December, 2008, Canberra, Australia (ACRA08). ISBN 978-0-646-50643-2

63.  Z.Liu and T.Lu, “Odor Source Localization in Complicated Indoor Environments”, In Proceedings of the IEEE 10th Intl. Conf. on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV) Hanoi, Vietnam, 17–20 December 2008, pp 371-377. ISBN 978-1-4244-2287-6

64.  Guntur Tanjung, Tien-Fu Lu, Peter Lozo and Tommie Liddy, “ A Robust Approach for Detecting the Edges of Outdoor Wire Fences,” accepted by Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3-5 December, 2008, Canberra, Australia (ACRA08). ISBN 978-0-646-50643-2

65.  Tommie Liddy, Tien-Fu Lu, Peter Lozo, David Harvey, “Obstacle Avoidance Using Complex Vector Fields,” accepted by Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 3-5 December, 2008, Canberra, Australia (ACRA08). ISBN 978-0-646-50643-2

66.  Shi Zhao, Amir Anvar, and Tien-Fu Lu, “Automatic Object Detection and Diagnosis for AUV Operation Using Underwater Imaging Sonar,” the 3rd IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2008), pp.1906-1911, 3 to 5 June 2008, Singapore

67.  Kuan Meng Tan, Tommie Liddy, Amir Anvar, and Tien-Fu Lu, ” The Advancement of an Autonomous,” the 3rd IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA 2008), 3 to 5 June 2008, Singapore

68.    Don W. Dissanayake; Said F. Al-Sarawi; Tien-Fu Lu and Derek Abbott, “Design and Characterisation of Micro-Diaphragm for Low Power Drug Delivery Applications,” Proc. of SPIE, San Diego, California, 10-13 March 2008, Vol. 6928, 69282P (4 April 2008)

69.  Don W. Dissanayake; Said F. Al-Sarawi; Tien-Fu Lu and Derek Abbott, “Finite Element Analysis of Wirelessly Interrogated Implantable Bio-MEMS,” Proc. of SPIE, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 December 2008, Vol. 7270,  727004 (30 December 2008)

70.  Tien-Fu Lu and Shuyang Qi, “Wind sensor for miniature robot chemical plume tracking,”,  IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (Robio), 15-18 December 2007, Sanya, China (EI indexed)

71.  George Young; Alexander Barnes; Qiang Liu and Tien-Fu Lu, “Evaluation of Selected Dielectric Elastomers for use in an Artificial Muscle Actuator,” Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 10-12 December, 2007, Brisbane, Australia

72.  Tommie Liddy and Tien-Fu Lu, “Using Vector Fields Navigation with a Front Wheel Steering Autonomous Vehicle through Multiple Waypoints with Position and Heading Control,” Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 10-12 December, 2007, Brisbane, Australia

73.  Guntur Tanjung and Tien-Fu Lu, “A Study on Indoor Automatic Change Detection for A Mobile-Camera,” Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 10-12 December, 2007, Brisbane, Australia

74.  Pingan Liu; Y.F. Fang and Tien-Fu Lu, “An approach to simple and linear modeling of compliant micro-motion manipulators with flexure hinges,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, 5-7 November 2007, Wuxi, China

75.  Jayesh L Minase, Tien-Fu Lu, Ben Cazzolato, “Adaptive Identification of Hysteresis and Creep in Piezoelectric Stack Actuators,” the 8th International Symposium on Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, Septmember 25-27, 2007, Sendai, Japan

76.  Jayesh L Minase, Tien-Fu Lu and Frank Wornle, (Jan 2007)“State estimation of non-linear piezoelectric stack actuator  hysteresis model,“SPIE International Symposium, Smart Materials, Nano-,& Micro-Smart Systems, 11–13 December 2006, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

77.  David Harvey, Tien-Fu Lu and Michael Keller, “Odor sensor requirements for an insect inspired pluming tracking mobile robot,” In /Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, December 17-20, pp. 130-135, 2006 

78.  P. A. Liu, Y.F. Fang, Z. G. Lai, and Tien-Fu Lu, " Classification and General Kinematic Models of 3-DOF Planar Parallel Manipulators," CAID&CD, pp.140-145, Nov 17-19, 2006, Hangzhou, China, IEEE, 2006.

79.  Yuen Kuan Yong, Tien-Fu Lu and Jayesh Minase, “Trajectory Following with a three-DOF Micro-motion Stage,” Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, Auckland, 6-8 December, 2006

80.  Tien-Fu Lu and Chee Liang Ng, “Novel wind sensor for robotic chemical plume tracking,” IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Luoyang, Henan, China, June 25-28, pp.933-938, 2006

81.  Ming Gao and Tien-Fu Lu, “Image processing and analysis for autonomous grapevine pruning,” accepted by IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Luoyang, Henan, China, June 25-28, 2006

82.  Tien-Fu Lu and Pingan Liu, “Deformation investigation and modelling of flexure hinges in a particular 3RRR micro motion stage,” the 9th international conference on mechatronics technology, ICMT 2005, 5-8 December, KL Malaysia

83.  Jingsyan Torng, Kuang-Chao Fan and Tien-Fu Lu, “A Genetic Approach on the PID Control of VCM for Auto-focusing Laser Probe,” Proceedings of  ICAM2005, 2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, Nov 28 - Dec 2, Taipei, Taiwan

84.  Daniel C. Handley, Tien-Fu Lu, Yuen Kuan Yong, Craig Eales, " Workspace Investigation of a 3 DOF Compliant Micro-motion Stage," the International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 6-9 December 2004, Kunming, China, (EI)

85.  Tien-Fu Lu, Daniel C. Handley, Yuen Kuan Yong, " Position Control of a 3 DOF Compliant Micro-Motion Stage," the International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 6-9 December 2004, Kunming, China, (EI)

86.  Yuen Kuan Yong, Tien-Fu Lu, Daniel C. Handley, Penghao Hu," Modelling of a 3RRR Compliant Micro-motion Stage," the International Symposium on Precision Mechanical Measurements Aug. 24~28, 2004, Beijing, China

87.  Harvey, D., Lu, T. and Keller, M., 'A Robotic Model of a Parasitoid Wasp to Investigate Chemical Plume Tracking' (poster), International Workshop on Insect Sensors and Robotics, August 23-26, 2004, Brisbane, Australia

88.  Harvey, D.; Lu, Tien-Fu.; Keller, M., "Wind Sensor and Robotic Model Wasp Development," Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation 2003, 1-3 December 2003, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Lu 35%)

89.  Y. K. Yong, T.-F. Lu, D. C. Handley, (2003) "Loop closure theory in deriving linear and simple kinematic model for a 3 DOF parallel micromanipulator," in Device and Process Technologies for MEMS, Microelectronics, and Photonics III, edited by Jung-Chih Chiao, Alex J. Hariz, David N. Jamieson, Giacinta Parish, Vijay K. Varadan, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5276 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2004) 57-66.

90.  D. C. Handley, T.-F. Lu, Y. K. Yong, W. J. Zhang, (2003) "A simple and efficient dynamic modeling method for compliant micropositioning mechanisms using flexure hinges," in Device and Process Technologies for MEMS, Microelectronics, and Photonics III, edited by Jung-Chih Chiao, Alex J. Hariz, David N. Jamieson, Giacinta Parish, Vijay K. Varadan, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5276 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2004) 67-76.

91.  Handley D.; Zhang C.; Lu Tien-Fu and Zhao W., "Multiple degree of freedom compliant mechanism possessing nearly uncoupled dynamics: experimental findings," the SPIE's International Symposium on Smart Materials, Nano-, and Micro-Smart Systems, 16-18 December 2002, Melbourne Australia,

92.  Daniel C. Handley, Wei Zhao, W.J. Zhang, Q. Li, and Tien-Fu Lu, " An Experimental Observation of Uncoupling of Multi-DOF PZT Actuators in a Compliant Mechanism," the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 3-6 December 2002, Singapore, pp.1354-1358 (EI)

93.  Aker M. N., Lu Tien-Fu, "Weight Optimization of Brush-Type Wound-Field Direct Current Motors," the 7th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 3-6 December 2002, Singapore, pp1343-1348 (EI)

94.  Lu, Tien-Fu, "An Intelligent Workcell Robot," the 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Technology, December 16-18, 2001, Hong Kong (CD-ROM)

95.  Lu, Tien-Fu; Torng, Jingsyan; and Fan, K.C.,"Development of a Robotic Measuring System," the 6th International Conference on Manufacturing Technology, December 16-18, 2001, Hong Kong (CD-ROM)

96.  Lu, Tien-Fu; Lin, Grier and Lambrinos, Evangelos, “The Development and Implementation of an Intellligent Robotic Assembly Cell,” the 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications and Practice, Dec. 13-15, 2000, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (CD-ROM)

97.  Huang, Harry; Lin Grier and Lu, Tien-Fu, “A Method of Machining Error Compensation for Dual Robot prototyping System Using Dimensional Measurement Data,” the 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications and Practice, Dec. 13-15, 2000, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

98.  Nagalingam, S V, Lu, T-F and Lin, G C I,  Latest Research Directions in Intelligent Manufacturing”, PCM'2000, Sixth Int. Con. on Manufacturing, Southfield - Detroit, Michigan, USA, September 6 - 8, 2000, pp 372-377

99.  Sexton, Cynthia; Lin, Grier and Lu, Tien-Fu, “Development of a Rapid Prototyping Robot/CNC Machining System,” ICME 2000, The 8th International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 27-30 August, 2000, pp403-407

100. Torng, Jingsyan; Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Ferris, Timothy, “Development of a Robot Reverse Engineering (RRE) System,” ICME 2000, The 8th International Conference of Manufacturing Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 27-30 August, 2000, pp389-394

101. Lu, Tien-Fu; Lin, Grier; Lee, Rong-Shean; Lee, Jeng-Nan and Kao, Yung-Chou, “Remote Dual-Robot Machining Through Internet,” Automation 2000, The Sixth International Conference  on Automation Technology, 9-11 May, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan, pp.383-388.

102. Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Huang, Hsuan-Kuan, “A Camera-Aided Method for Accuracy Improvement in Dual-Robot Prototyping System,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing – Technologies for New Millennium Manufacturing, 28-30 March 2000, Singapore, pp. 479-486

103.  Torng, Jingsyan; Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Ferris, Timothy “Development of An Automated Coordinate Measuring Robot (CMR) for Large Objects Measurement,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing – Technologies for New Millennium Manufacturing, 28-30 March 2000, Singapore, pp.415-424

104.  Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Huang, Hsuan-Kuan "Calibration for Dual Robot Machining System," The 26th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, December 8-10, 1999, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 491-496

105. Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Sexton, Cynthia "Human Voice Controlled Dual Robot System for Prototype Machining," The 26th International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, December 8-10, 1999, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 391-395

106. Lee, Rong-Shean; Tsai, Jo-Peng; Kao, Yung-Chou; Lin, Grier C.I. and Lu, Tien-Fu “Framework of Remote Dual Robot Machining through Internet", Proceedings of the Conference of the 11th National Automation Technology, 9-11 July, 1999, National Chung-Cheng University, Volume I, pp. 825-831

107. Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Yin, Yousheng "The Development of a Dual Robot System for Prototype Machining," The 5th International Conference on Automation Technology and 1998 International Conference of Production Research, 20-22 July, 1998, Taiwan. (in CD-ROM)

108. Lin, Grier; Lu, Tien-Fu and Yin, Yousheng, "CAD-Based Machining Program Generation for Rapid Prototyping by Two Cooperating Robots," ICRPM, The First International Conference on Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing, Beijing, pp. 55-60, July 1998.

109. Lin, Grier; Yin, Yousheng and Lu, Tien-Fu, “Machining Cylindrical Cams by Two Robots,” Pacific Conference on Manufacturing PCM’98 Proceedings, August 18-20, Brisbane Australia 1998, pp.923-926

110. He, Juan; Lu, Tien-Fu, and Lin, Grier, “An On-line Relative Position Calibration Methodology for An Intelligent Dual Arm Robot System,” the 4th International Conference on Manufacturing Technology, Hong Kong, Dec., 1997, CD-ROM

111. Lu, Tien-Fu and Lin, Grier C. I., “A Neural Network Based On-line Calibration Methodology for Robot Relative Positioning Inaccuracy,” World Congress on Manufacturing, Queensland, Australia, September 1997, pp.551-560.

112. Lu, Tien-Fu and Lin, Grier C. I., “An On-line Calibration Methodology for Robot Relative Positioning Inaccuracy,” International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, April 28-30, 1997, Hong Kong, Vol.1, pp. 128-133

113. Lin, Grier C. I.; Huang, San-Yi, and Lu, Tien-Fu, “Automated Visual Inspection System,” The Fourth International Conference on Automation Technology, Automation '96, Mechanical Industry Research Laboratories/ITRI, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., July 8-11, 1996, pp.565-570

114. Lu, Tien-Fu; Lin, Grier C.I. and He, Juan R., “Robot On-Line Position Control Using 3d Force/Torque Sensor And Neural Networks “ International Workshop On Automotive Manufacturing Science And Technology, June, 20-21, 1996, China, pp.501-506.

115. He, Juan R.; Lu, Tien-Fu, Lin ,Grier C. I., and Brown, N. B. “CAD-Based Robot Simulation with Active Compliance Sensor Positioning Error Eecovery,” The International Conference on Precision Engineering’95 (2nd ICMT), 22-24 November 1995, Singapore, pp235-238

116.                                           Lin, Grier C. I.; Lu, Tien-Fu, "CAD-Based Intelligent Robot Workcell," The 3rd Int. Conf. on Computer Integrated Manuf. (ICCIM), Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, 11-14 July 1995, Vol.1, pp.437-444

117.  Lin, Grier C. I.; Lu, Tien-Fu, "Neural Network for 3D Force/Torque Sensor Calibration and Robot Control," The 3rd Int. Conf. on Computer Integrated Manuf. (ICCIM), Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, 11-14 July 1995, Vol.2, pp.1471-1478

118. Lin, Grier C. I.; Lu, Tien-Fu, and Zhang, D., "CAD-based intelligent robot vision system," IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science & Technology, Vol.2423, no. 14, 4-10 February 1995, pp.156-167

119. Lin, Grier C. I. and Lu, Tien-Fu, "Construction for an Intelligent Product Assembly      and Inspection System," The 3rd International Conference on Automation Technology, AUTOMATION '94, July 6-9, 1994, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., vol.3, pp.13-17

120. Lin, Grier C. I. and Lu, Tien-Fu, "Neural Network for Active Compliance Mechanism Calibration," International Conference on Data and Knowledge Systems for Manufacturing and Engineering, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2-4 May, 1994, pp.497-502

 

Professional Interests

Current research interests cover micromotion technologies, flexure hinges, compliant mechanisms, Mechatronics/Robotics in agriculture and mining, and Chemical plume tracing and source localisation.

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