Tien-Fu Lu

Dr Tien-Fu Lu

Senior Lecturer

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


  • Nano-positioning and measurement technologies (piezoelectric actuator/sensor/energy harvester, flexure hinges, compliant mechanisms), and cavitation; 
  • Robotics (exoskeleton, human-machine interaction, chemical plume tracing using robots, industrial robot calibration, underwater robotics); 
  • Robotics and mechatronics in mining and agriculture (feature recognition for grapevine pruning, 3D stockpile mapping and modelling; stockyard operation optimisation, bucket wheel reclaimer modelling/simulation/control);

Projects leading to a research degree (Master or PhD) in nano-positioning, nano-manipulation, exoskeleton, human-machine interaction, and other robotics are available. 

Exoskeleton Media aired on Sunday 5th August 2018, 10:00am on Eleven, Australia: Youtube website: https://youtu.be/Tz8W6xez5wo and Scope program website: https://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope/season-4/episode-60 (from 7 mins:27 secs to 10 mins 32 secs)

The Matlab codes of the paper, Nguyen, V., & Lu, T. (2018). Analytical expression of the magnetic field created by a permanent magnet with diametrical magnetization. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C87, 163-174., is available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328279901_Analytical_Expression_of_the_Magnetic_Field_Created_by_a_Permanent_Magnet_with_Diametrical_Magnetization

Agriculture: Post/Cordon detection for grapevine pruning (2016): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBk5iVdkF1O9Jc9YOwrvmZH12cKU3-Xu5

Agriculture: Machine learning for real-time weed detection (2019): https://youtu.be/jxo-t-aJ-5k

Agriculture: RTK-GPS RGB camera Lidar vineyard data collection with user interface (2021): https://youtu.be/RTqjvatxofM

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Fan, Y., Ghayesh, M. H., & Lu, T. -F. (2021). A broadband magnetically coupled bistable energy harvester via parametric excitation. Energy Conversion and Management, 244, 1-13.
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    2021 Zhao, S., Lu, T. F., Statsenko, L., Koch, B., & Garcia, C. (2021). A framework for near real-time ROM stockpile modelling to improve blending efficiency. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).
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    2020 Lou, Z., Gao, R., Zhang, J., Wang, X., Fan, K., & Lu, T. (2020). Tests for position and orientation errors of axes of a 2D rotary stage. Measurement Science and Technology, 31(11), 8 pages.
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    2020 Li, Z., Tian, Z., Lu, T., & Wang, H. (2020). Assessment of different plume-tracing algorithms for indoor plumes. Building and Environment, 173, 14 pages.
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    2020 Nguyen, V., Lu, T., Grimshaw, P., & Robertson, W. (2020). A novel approach for human intention recognition based on hall effect sensors and permanent magnets. Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, 92, 55-65.
    2020 Fan, Y., Ghayesh, M., & Lu, T. (2020). Enhanced nonlinear energy harvesting using combined primary and parametric resonances: Experiments with theoretical verifications. Energy Conversion and Management, 221, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2019 Nguyen, V., & Lu, T. (2019). Modelling of magnetic field distributions of elliptical cylinder permanent magnets with diametrical magnetization. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 491, 165569-1-165569-11.
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    2019 Nguyen, V. T., Lu, T. F., Robertson, W., & Grimshaw, P. (2019). Magnetic field distribution of an elliptical permanent magnet. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, 97, 69-82.
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    2019 Lu, T., Fan, Y., & Morita, T. (2019). An investigation of piezoelectric actuator high speed operation for self-sensing. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 136, 105-115.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5
    2019 Zhang, Y., & Lu, T. F. (2019). On an equivalent model of multi-layer piezoelectric actuators for facilitating finite element simulations. Microsystem Technologies, 25(12), 4455-4464.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Lou, Z. -F., Hao, X. -P., Cai, Y. -D., Lu, T. -F., Wang, X. -D., & Fan, K. -C. (2019). An Embedded Sensor System for Real-Time Detecting 5-DOF Error Motions of Rotary Stages.. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 19(13), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC3
    2019 Zhang, Y., Wang, M., Fan, Y., Lu, T. F., Cheng, Y., & Peng, Y. (2019). Improving load capacity of stick-slip actuators in both driving directions via a shared driving foot. Smart Materials and Structures, 28(6), 065004-1-065004-9.
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    2018 Nguyen, V., & Lu, T. (2018). Analytical expression of the magnetic field created by a permanent magnet with diametrical magnetization. Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, 87, 163-174.
    DOI Scopus11
    2017 Lu, T. (2017). Impacts on multi-layer piezoelectric actuator when coupled with mechanical elements. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 263, 762-771.
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    2017 Zhang, Y., Lu, T., & Gao, W. (2017). Equivalent homogeneous model of D31-mode longitudinal piezoelectric transducers. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 28(19), 2651-2658.
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    2017 Zhang, Y., Tu, Z., Lu, T., & Al-Sarawi, S. (2017). A simplified transfer matrix of multi-layer piezoelectric stack. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 28(5), 595-603.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS13
    2016 Zhang, Y., Lu, T. -F., & Al-Sarawi, S. (2016). Formulation of a simple distributed-parameter model of multilayer piezoelectric actuators. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 27(11), 1485-1491.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS15
    2015 Zhao, S., Lu, T., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2015). Automatic quality estimation in blending using a 3D stockpile management model. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 29(3), 680-695.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2015 Zhang, Y., Lu, T., & Peng, Y. (2015). Three-port equivalent circuit of multi-layer piezoelectric stack. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 236, 92-97.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12
    2015 Zhao, S., Lu, T., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2015). 3D stockpile modelling and quality calculation for continuous stockpile management. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 140, 32-42.
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    2015 Brinn, M., Zhao, S., Kumaratilake, J., Lu, T., Freeman, B., Al-Sarawi, S., & Henneberg, M. (2015). Axon stretch growth of adult primary motor neurons.. Journal of Neurochemistry, 134, 333.
    2014 Gao, D., Lu, T., & Grainger, S. (2014). A new method of feature extraction and location derivation in vineyards using point clouds. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 30(2), 293-306.
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    2014 Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B., Lu, T., & Oskouei, R. (2014). Implementation and analysis of an innovative digital charge amplifier for hysteresis reduction in piezoelectric stack actuators. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85(4), 045005-1-045005-6.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2013 Lu, T. (2013). Indoor odour source localisation using robot: Initial location and surge distance matter?. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61(6), 637-647.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS9
    2013 Bazghaleh, M., Mohammadzaheri, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B., & Lu, T. (2013). A new hybrid method for sensorless control of piezoelectric actuators. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 194, 25-30.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS11
    2013 Myo, T., & Lu, T. (2013). Investigation of the bucket wheel reclaimer's cutting trajectory to define optimal voxel shape. Transaction on Control and Mechanical Systems, 2(2), 54-60.
    2013 Lightheart, T., Grainger, S., & Lu, T. (2013). Spike-timing-dependent construction. Neural Computation, 25(10), 2611-2645.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2013 Zhao, S., Lu, T., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2013). Dynamic modelling of 3D stockpile for life-cycle management through sparse range point clouds. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 125, 61-77.
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    2013 Awadalla, M., Lu, T., Tian, Z., Dally, B., & Liu, Z. (2013). 3D framework combining CFD and MATLAB techniques for plume source localization research. Building and Environment, 70, 10-19.
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    2013 Shimizu, Y., Peng, Y., Kaneko, J., Azuma, T., Ito, S., Gao, W., & Lu, T. (2013). Design and construction of the motion mechanism of an XY micro-stage for precision positioning. Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 201, 395-406.
    DOI Scopus47 WoS38
    2013 Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Mohammadzaheri, M., Cazzolato, B., & Lu, T. (2013). A digital charge amplifier for hysteresis elimination in piezoelectric actuators. Smart Materials & Structures, 22(7), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS12
    2013 Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Mohammadzaheri, M., Cazzolato, B., & Lu, T. (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.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS5
    2012 Tan, K., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2012). Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) dynamics modeling and performance evaluation. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 70, 1547-1555.
    2012 Li, R., Anvar, A., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2012). Dynamic modeling of underwater manipulator and its simulation. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 72, 463-472.
    2012 Lu, T., & Xu, S. (2012). A fast stockpile simulation engine and its application in mineral ore handling. International Journal of Modeling, Simultion and Scientific Computing, 3(2), 1-20.
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    2012 Tan, K., Lu, T., & Anvar, A. (2012). Side Scan Sonar Modeling for Maritime Robotic Operations. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 154-154, 1195-1201.
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    2011 Lu, T. (2011). Fuzzy logic for large mining bucket wheel reclaimer motion control - from an engineer's perspective. CAAI Transactions on Intelligent Systems, 6(1), 85-94.
    2011 Lu, T., & Myo, T. (2011). Optimal stockpile voxel identification based on reclaimer minimum movement for target grade. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 98(1-2), 74-81.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9
    2011 Liu, Z., Wang, Y., & Lu, T. (2011). Odor source localization using multiple robots in complicated city-like environments. Advanced Materials Research, 291-294, 3337-3344.
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    2010 Lu, T. (2010). Modeling for stockpile operations associated with bulk solid materials using bucket wheel reclaimer. International Journal of Information Acquisition, 7(4), 357-373.
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    2010 Minase, J., Lu, T., Cazzolato, B., & Grainger, S. (2010). Adaptive identification of hysteresis and creep in piezoelectric stack actuators. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 46(9-12), 913-921.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11
    2010 Minase, J., Lu, T., Cazzolato, B., & Grainger, S. (2010). A review, supported by experimental results, of voltage, charge and capacitor insertion method for driving piezoelectric actuators. Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, 34(4), 692-700.
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    2010 Tanjung, G., Lu, T., & Lozo, P. (2010). A method for detecting breaches and new objects in multiple outdoor images. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 7(1), 39-54.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2009 Dissanayake, D., Al-Sarawi, S., Lu, T. F., & Abbott, D. (2009). Finite element modelling of surface acoustic wave device based corrugated microdiaphragms. Smart Materials & Structures, 18(9), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS4
    2009 Liu, Z., & Lu, T. (2009). Odour source localisation in a wind-varying indoor environment. International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2(1-2), 168-186.
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    2009 Yong, Y., & Lu, T. (2009). Kinetostatic modeling of 3-RRR compliant micro-motion stages with flexure hinges. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 44(6), 1156-1175.
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    2008 Yong, Y., Lu, T., & Handley, D. (2008). Review of circular flexure hinge design equations and derivation of empirical formulations. Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, 32(2), 63-70.
    DOI Scopus275 WoS232
    2008 Harvey, D., Lu, T., & Keller, M. (2008). Comparing insect-inspired chemical plume tracking algorithms using a mobile robot. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(2), 307-317.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS31
    2008 Yong, Y., & Lu, T. (2008). The effect of the accuracies of flexure hinge equations on the output compliances of planar micro-motion stages. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 43(3), 347-363.
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    2008 Harvey, D., Lu, T., & Keller, M. (2008). Effectiveness of insect-inspired chemical plume-tracking algorithms in a shifting wind field. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 24(1), 196-201.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS9
    2006 Tsai, M., Hwung, J., Lu, T., & Hsu, H. (2006). Recognition of quadratic surface of revolution using a robotic vision system. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 22(2), 134-143.
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    2004 Lu, T., Handley, D., Yong, Y., & Eales, C. (2004). A three-DOF compliant micromotion stage with flexure hinges. Industrial Robot, 31(4), 355-361.
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    2004 Yong, Y., Lu, T., Handley, D., & Hu, P. (2004). A study on the accuracy of kinematic modelling for a 3RRR compliant micro-motion stage with flexure hinges. Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 25(5), 457-464.
    2000 Lee, R. S., Tsai, J. P., Lee, J. N., Kao, Y. C., Lin, G. C., & Lu, T. F. (2000). Collaborative virtual cutting verification and remote robot machining through the Internet. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 214(7), 635-644.
    DOI Scopus11
    1997 Lu, T. F., & Lin, G. C. I. (1997). An on-line relative position and orientation error calibration methodology for workcell robot operations. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 13(2), 89-99.
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    1997 Lin, G. C. I., & Lu, T. F. (1997). Vision and force/torque sensing for calibration of industrial robots. Industrial Robot, 24(6), 440-445.
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    1997 Lu, T. F., Lin, G. C. I., & He, J. R. (1997). Neural-network-based 3D force/torque sensor calibration for robot applications. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 10(1), 87-97.
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    1996 Lu, T. F. (1996). CAD 5 vision and sensor based intelligent robot server. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, 9(2), 91-100.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 Lu, T., & Awadalla, M. (2015). Modelling and simulation platform for chemical plume tracking and source localization. In Y. TAN (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics (pp. 456-484). Online: IGI Global.
    2010 Wang, X., & Lu, T. (2010). 802.11 WLAN OWPT measurement algorithms and simulations for indoor localization. In S. Ao (Ed.), Intelligent Automation and Computer Engineering (Vol. 52 LNEE, pp. 1-15). Netherlands: Springer.
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    2002 Lu, T., & Lin, G. (2002). Intelligent systems techniques and their application in manufacturing systems. In C. Leondes (Ed.), Expert systems - The technology of knowledge management and decision making for the 21st century - Volume 2 (pp. 381-410). 525 B St, Suite 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495 USA: Academic Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Li, Z., Tian, Z. F., Lu, T., & Wang, H. (2020). Localisation of fire source in a warehouse using plume-tracing method. In The 11th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM20) (pp. 1-5). online: Scientech.
    2019 Patel, D., Lu, T., & Chen, L. (2019). An influence based error identification for kinematics calibration of serial robotic manipulators. In R. Yang, Y. Takeda, C. Zhang, & G. Fang (Eds.), Robotics and Mechatronics: Proceedings of the fifth IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics & Mechatronics (ISRM 2017) Vol. 72 (pp. 145-154). Switzerland: Springer.
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    2018 Nugraha, M., & Lu, T. (2018). Elastic Joint Design and the Associated Impedance and Reaction Control. In Proceedings - 2018 International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, iCAST 2018 (pp. 171-177). online: IEEE.
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    2014 Zhao, S., Lu, TF, D., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2014). 3D stockpile modelling to improve the quality control in iron ore handling. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mining, Material and Metallurgical Engineering (pp. 80-1-80-9). Prague, Czech Republic: Avestia.
    2014 Zhang, Y., & Lu, T. -F. (2014). A simple distributed parameter analytical model of multi-layer piezoelectric actuators. In D. Al-Dabass, J. Kuo, C. -H. Liu, S. -P. Ma, & Z. Ibrahim (Eds.), Proceedings of the Asia Modelling Symposium 2014: 8th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (AMS 2014) (pp. 247-250). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.
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    2014 Liang, Y., Lu, T. -F., & Zhang, Y. (2014). Investigation on the mechanical effects of electrodes to multi-layer piezoelectric actuators by using finite element analysis. In Proceedings - Asia Modelling Symposium 2014: 8th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, AMS 2014 (pp. 255-257). Taipei: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2014 Zhang, Y., & Lu, T. -F. (2014). Investigation on the uniform-electrical-field assumption for modelling multi-layer piezoelectric actuators. In Proceedings - Asia Modelling Symposium 2014: 8th Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, AMS 2014 (pp. 251-254). Taipei: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
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    2013 Myo, T., & Lu, T. (2013). Sickle-shaped voxel approach to enhance automatic reclaiming operation using bucket wheel reclaimer. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA) (pp. 1700-1705). USA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus1
    2013 Myo, T., & Lu, T. (2013). Investigation of the volume calculation of sickle-shape voxel of a stockpile. In Proceedings of the11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, ICBMH 2013 (pp. 1-8). CD: Institution of Engineers Australia.
    2013 Guo, P., Anvar, A., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2013). Modeling and simulation of a robotic underwater manipulator and gripper touch sensors. In Proceedings of the 2013 2nd Submarine Institute of Australia Technology Conference (pp. 1-7). online: Submarine Institute of Australia.
    2013 Tan, K., Lu, T., & Anvar, A. (2013). Drag coefficient estimation model to simulate dynamic control of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) motion. In Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013 (pp. 935-969). Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Aust & NZ.
    Scopus3
    2013 Anvar, A., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2013). Modelling and simulation of tactile sensing system of fingers for intelligent robotic manipulation control. In Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013 (pp. 935-941). Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Aust & NZ.
    2013 Mohamad Hashim, M., & Lu, T. (2013). Time-critical trajectory planning for a car-like robot in unknown environments. In 2013 IEEE Business Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium (BEIAC), 2013 (pp. 836-841). Online: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus1
    2013 Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Tian, Z., Lu, T., & Awadalla, M. (2013). CFD modeling of airflows and contaminant transport in an aircraft cabin. In Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM 2013 (pp. 789-795). Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Aust & NZ.
    2013 Lu, T., & Gao, S. (2013). Review of elliptical flexure hinge design equations: rotational compliance. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, ASPEN 2013 (pp. 1-6). Taipei.
    2013 Gao, D., Lu, T., & Grainger, S. (2013). Post identification and location derivation in vineyards through point clouds using cylinder extraction and density clustering. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, RAM 2013 (pp. 55-60). USA: IEEE.
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    2012 Mohamad Hashim, M., & Lu, T. (2012). Performance of a time-dependent motion planning approach for a car-like robot in static environments. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Man-Machine Systems 2012, ICoMMS 2012 (pp. 1-6). CD: IEEE Malaysia.
    2012 Zhao, S., Lu, T., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2012). Stockpile modelling using mobile laser scanner for quality grade control in stockpile management. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2012 (pp. 1-6). USA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9
    2012 Awadalla, M., Lu, T., Tian, Z., & Dally, B. (2012). CFD modeling of 3D indoor gas contaminant plumes for testing search algorithms of mobile robot. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries (pp. 1-7). online: CSIRO.
    2012 Zhao, S., Lu, T., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2012). A simulation study of sensor data fusion using UKF for bucket wheel reclaimer localization. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2012 (pp. 1192-1197). USA: IEEE.
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    2012 Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B., & Lu, T. (2012). Using frequency-weighted data fusion to improve the performance of a digital charge amplifier. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 4774-4779). USA: IEEE.
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    2012 Minase, J., Lu, T., Cazzolato, B., & Grainger, S. (2012). A comparison between PI & identification based inverse control for precise operation of a piezoelectric actuator for use in micro positioning application. In Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Physics and Technology of Sensors, ISPTS (pp. 1-2). USA: IEEE.
    2012 Mohamad Hashim, M., Lu, T., & Basri, H. (2012). Dynamic obstacle avoidance approach for car-like robots in dynamic environments. In 2012 International Symposium on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE 2012) (pp. 130-135). Online: IEEE.
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    2011 Lu, T. (2011). Indoor odour source localisation using robot: are there advantageous initial locations?. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (pp. 384-389). USA: IEEE.
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    2011 Liu, Z., Wang, Y., & Lu, T. (2011). Car-like mobile robot reverse parking: using fuzzy logic control approach. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing (pp. 77-80). USA: IEEE.
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    2011 Liddy, T., Lu, T., & Harvey, D. (2011). Target following using a vector field approach. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing (pp. 162-165). USA: IEEE.
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    2011 Liddy, T., Lu, T., & Harvey, D. (2011). Dynamic obstacle avoidance for an ackerman vehicle: a vector field approach. In ICINCO 2011 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics Vol. 2 (pp. 93-98). online: SciTePress.
    2011 Lu, T., Zhao, S., Xu, S., Koch, B., & Hurdsman, A. (2011). A 3DOF system for 3 dimensional stockpile surface scanning using laser. In Proceedings of the 2011 6TH IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (pp. 1-5). 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA: IEEE.
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    2011 Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B., & Lu, T. (2011). Model-based drift correction of a digital charge amplifier. In Proceedings of the15th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology (pp. 1-6). Melbourne, Australia: International Conference on Mechatronics Technology.
    2011 Lightheart, T., Grainger, S., & Lu, T. (2011). Constructive network reinforcement learning for autonomous mobile robots. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology (pp. 1-6). Australia: ICMT secretariat.
    2011 Myo, T., & Lu, T. (2011). The study of BWR cutting trajectory for optimal stockpile-voxel profile design. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (pp. 1961-1966). USA: IEEE.
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    2011 Chen, C., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2011). Modelling and simulation of automated underwater acoustic communication transmission recovery for oceanic robotics operations. In Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (pp. 291-297). Australia: The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and NZ.
    2010 Tan, K., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2010). 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) maritime robotic simulation framework. In Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision ICARCV 2010 (pp. 799-804). 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA: IEEE.
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    2010 Zhong, Z., He, D., Lu, T., & Mohamad Hashim, M. (2010). Study on steering actuator transfer function of picking mobile robot. In Proceedings of the 2010 WRI International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing Vol. 1 (pp. 200-204). USA: IEEE.
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    2010 Zhao, S., Lu, T., & Anvar, A. (2010). Multiple obstacles detection using fuzzy interface system for AUV navigation in natural water. In Proceedings of ICIEA 2010 (pp. 50-55). USA: IEEE.
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    2010 Lu, T., & Gao, W. (2010). Input compliance variation of a particular one DOF compliant mechanism caused by fitting in piezo stack actuator. In Proceedings of ICMA 2010 (pp. 1908-1912). USA: IEEE.
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    2010 Lu, T., & Xu, S. (2010). SPSim: A stockpile simulator for analyzing material quality distribution in mining. In Proceedings of IEEE ICMA 2010 (pp. 299-304). USA: IEEE.
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    2010 Bazghaleh, M., Grainger, S., Cazzolato, B., & Lu, T. (2010). An innovative digital charge amplifier to reduce hysteresis in piezoelectric actuators. In Proceedings of ACRA 2010 (pp. 1-6). CD: ARAA.
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    2010 Lightheart, T., Grainger, S., & Lu, T. (2010). A constructive spiking neural network for reinforcement learning in autonomous control. In Proceedings of ACRA 2010 (pp. 1-8). CD: ARAA.
    Scopus1
    2010 Lu, T., & Myo, T. (2010). Optimization of reclaiming voxels for quality grade target with reclaimer minimum movement. In Proceedings of ICARCV 2010 (pp. 341-345). 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA: IEEE.
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    2010 Minase, J., Lu, T., Cazzolato, B., & Grainger, S. (2010). Inverse control of a piezoelectric actuator for precise operation of a micro-motion stage. In Proceedings of ACRA2010 (pp. 1-10). www: ARAA.
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    2009 Zhang, Z., He, D., Lu, T., & Liddy, T. (2009). Fuzzy control of picking mobile robot throttle open rate. In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems Vol. 1 (pp. 170-174). USA: IEEE.
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    2009 Zhao, S., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2009). Automated mapping and localization for autonomous underwater vehicle's navigation using imaging sonar. In Proceedings of IMECS 2009 (pp. 1-6). Hong Kong: IAENG.
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    2009 Wang, X., Lu, T., & Chen, L. (2009). Synchronization and time resolution improvement for 802.11 WLAN OWPT Measurement. In Proceedings of IMECS 2009 (pp. 1-6). Hong Kong: IAENG.
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    2009 Zhao, S., Lu, T., & Anvar, A. (2009). Automatic object detection for AUV navigation using imaging sonar within confined environments. In Proceedings of ICIEA 2009 (pp. 3648-3653). Singapore: IEEE.
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    2009 Lu, T. (2009). Preparation for turning a bucket wheel reclaimer into a robotic arm. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2008) (pp. 1710-1715). USA: IEEE.
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    2009 Yong, Y., & Lu, T. (2009). Comparison of circular flexure hinge design equations and the derivation of empirical stiffness formulations. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (pp. 510-515). USA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15
    2009 Mohamad Hashim, M., & Lu, T. (2009). Time-dependent motion planning for nonholonomic mobile robots. In Proceedings of the 9th IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, as published in IFAC Proceedings Volumes Vol. 42 (pp. 517-522). Japan: IFAC.
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    2009 Liu, Z., & Lu, T. (2009). Multiple robots plume-tracing in open space obstructed environments. In Proceedings of ROBIO 2009 (pp. 2433-2439). USA: IEEE.
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    2009 Mohamad Hashim, M., & Lu, T. (2009). A new strategy in dynamic time-dependent motion planning for nonholonomic mobile robots. In Proceedings of ROBIO 2009 (pp. 1692-1697). USA: IEEE.
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    2009 Mohamad Hashim, M., & Lu, T. (2009). Multiple waypoints trajectory planning with specific position, orientation, velocity and time using geometric approach for a car-like robot. In Proceedings of ACRA 2009 (pp. 1-7). Australia: ARAA.
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    2009 Lu, T. (2009). Bucket wheel reclaimer modeling as a robotic arm. In Proceedings of ROBIO 2009 (pp. 263-268). USA: IEEE.
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    2009 Zhao, S., Lu, T., & Anvar, A. (2009). Automatic map building for AUV localization in confined environment. In Proceedings of the International multiconference of engineers and computer scientists 2009 Vol. 1174 (pp. 187-201). United States: Springer New York LLC.
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    2009 Dissanayake, D., Al-Sarawi, S., Lu, T., & Abbott, D. (2009). Advanced modelling and simulation of wirelessly interrogated microfluidic devices. In Proceedings of RSM20009 (pp. 332-336). CD: IEEE.
    2008 Dissanayake, D., Al-Sarawi, S., Lu, T., & Abbott, D. (2008). Design and characterisation of micro-diaphragm for low power drug delivery applications. In M. Ahmadian (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2008 Vol. 6928 (pp. 1-8). USA: SPIE.
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    2008 Liu, Z., & Lu, T. (2008). Odor source localization in complicated indoor environments. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (pp. 371-377). USA: IEEE.
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    2008 Zhao, S., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2008). Automatic object detection and diagnosis for AUV oeration using underwater imaging sonar. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (pp. 1906-1911). USA: IEEE.
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    2008 Liu, Z., & Lu, T. (2008). A simulation framework for plume-tracing research. In Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2008 (pp. 1-7). CD: ARAA.
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    2008 Tanjung, G., Lu, T., Lozo, P., & Liddy, T. (2008). A robust approach for detecting the edges of outdoor wire fences. In Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2008 (pp. 1-6). CD: ARAA.
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    2008 Liddy, T., Lu, T., Lozo, P., & Harvey, D. (2008). Obstacle avoidance using complex vector fields. In Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2008 (pp. 1-7). CD: ARAA.
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    2008 Tan, K., Liddy, T., Anvar, A., & Lu, T. (2008). The advancement of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology. In Proceedings of ICIEA 2008 (pp. 1-6). Singapore: IEEE.
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    2008 Dissanayake, D., Al-Sarawi, S., Lu, T., & Abbott, D. (2008). Finite element analysis of wirelessly interrogated implantable bio-MEMS. In D. Nicolau, & G. Metcalfe (Eds.), Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Materials, Nano-, and Micro-Smart Systems 2008 Vol. 7270 (pp. 1-10). CD: SPIE.
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    2007 Lu, T., & Qi, S. (2007). Wind sensor for miniature robot chemical plume tracking. In Tian Fu Liu (Ed.), Proceedings of ROBIO 2007 (pp. 1-6). USA: IEEE.
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    2007 Liu, P., Fang, Y., & Lu, T. (2007). An approach for kinematic and dynamic modelling of compliant micro-motion manipulators with flexure hinges. In R. Batra (Ed.), Proceedings of ICMEM2007 (pp. 589-593). USA: Science Press.
    2007 Barnes, A., Liu, Q., Young, G., & Lu, T. (2007). Evaluation of selected dielectric elastomers for use in an artificial muscle actuator. In M. Dunbabin, & M. Srinivasan (Eds.), Proceedings of ACRA2007 (pp. 1-9). CDROM: ARAA.
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    2007 Liddy, T., & Lu, T. (2007). Waypoint navigation with position and heading control using complex vector fields for an Ackerman steering autonomous vehicle. In M. Dunbabin, & M. Srinivasan (Eds.), Proceedings of ACRA2007 (pp. 1-6). CDROM: ARAA.
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    2007 Tanjung, G., & Lu, T. (2007). A study on indoor automatic change detection for a mobile-camera. In M. Dunbabin, & M. Srinivasan (Eds.), Proceedings of ACRA2007 (pp. 1-6). CDROM: ARAA.
    Scopus1
    2007 Minase, J., Lu, T., & Wornle, F. (2007). State estimation of non-linear piezoelectric stack actuator, hysteresis model. In Said Al Sarawi (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 6414 (pp. 1-10). CDROM: SPIE.
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    2006 Liu, P., Fang, Y., & Lu, T. (2006). Classification and general kinematic models of 3-DOF planar parallel manipulators. In Y. Pan, Z. Lin, Z. Hu, S. Sun, J. Vergeest, & Q. Huang (Eds.), Proceedings of Digital Techniques, Humanized Design, Regional Autonomous Innovation - CAID&CD' 2006 (pp. CDROM140-CDROM146). CDROM: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1
    2006 Gao, M., & Lu, T. (2006). Image processing and analysis for autonomous grapevine pruning. In Z. Wang, & M. Meng (Eds.), Proceedings of IEEE ICMA 2006 Vol. 2006 (pp. CDROM922-CDROM927). CDROM: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS14
    2006 Lu, T., & Ng, C. (2006). Novel wind sensor for robotic chemical plume tracking. In Z. Wang, & M. Meng (Eds.), Proceedings of IEEE ICMA 2006 Vol. 2006 (pp. CDROM933-CDROM938). CDROM: IEEE.
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    2006 Harvey, D., Lu, T., & Keller, M. (2006). Odor sensor requirements for an insect inspired plume tracking mobile robot. In Hong Zhang (Ed.), Proceedings of ROBIO 2006 (pp. CDROM130-CDROM135). CDROM: IEEE.
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    2006 Yong, Y., Lu, T., & Minase, J. (2006). Trajectory following with a three-DOF micro-motion stage. In Bruce MacDonald (Ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2006 (pp. CDROM1-CDROM6). New Zealand: ARAA.
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    2006 Torng, J., Fan, K. C., & Lu, T. F. (2006). A genetic approach on the PID control of VCM for auto-focusing laser probe. In Materials Science Forum Vol. 505-507 (pp. 373-378). Trans Tech Publications Ltd..
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    2005 Torng, J., Fan, K., & Lu, T. (2005). A genetic approach on the PID control of VCM for auto-focusing laser probe. In W. Jywe (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2005 international conference on advanced manufacture (pp. E010-1-E010-6). Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
    2005 Lu, T., & Liu, P. (2005). Deformation investigation and modelling of flexure hinges in a particular 3RRR micro motion stage. In K. Fan (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th international conference on mechatronics technology (pp. CD ROM 1-CD ROM 6). CD ROM: CAIRO.
    2004 Handley, D., Lu, T., Yong, Y., & Zhang, W. (2004). A simple and efficient dynamic modelling method for compliant micropositioning mechanisms using flexure hinges. In L. Faraone, & V. Varadan (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE Vol.5276. Spie Int Symposium on "Microelectronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology" Vol. 5276 (pp. www 1-www 10). WWW: SPIE.
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    2004 Yong, Y., Lu, T., & Handley, D. (2004). Loop closure theory in a deriving linear and simple kinematic model for a 3 DOF parallel micromanipulator. In L. Faraone, & V. Varadan (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 5276. Spie Int. Symposium on "Microelectronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology" Vol. 5276 (pp. www 1-www 10). WWW: SPIE.
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    2004 Lu, T., Handley, D., & Yong, Y. (2004). Position control of a 3 DOF compliant micro-motion stage. In L. Xie (Ed.), Proceedings of ICARCV 2004 Vol. 2 (pp. CD-ROM 1274-CD-ROM 1278). CD-ROM: IEEE.
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    2004 Handley, D., Lu, T., Yong, Y., & Eales, C. (2004). Workspace investigation of a 3 DOF compliant micro-motion stage. In L. Xie (Ed.), Proceedings of ICARCV 2004 Vol. 2 (pp. CD-ROM 1279-CD-ROM 84). CD-ROM: IEEE.
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    2003 Harvey, D., Lu, T., & Keller, M. (2003). Wind sensor and robotic model wasp development. In J. Roberts, & G. Wyeth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 7). CDROM: ARAA.
    2002 Handley, D., Zhang, W., Lu, T., & Zhao, W. (2002). Multiple degree of freedom compliant mechanism possessing nearly uncoupled dynamics: experimental findings. In D. Sood, A. Malshe, & R. Maeda (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4936 Vol. 4936 (pp. 168-176). CDROM: SPIE.
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    2002 Aker, M., & Lu, T. (2002). A method for optimising weight and response of brush-type wound-field current motors. In M. Er (Ed.), Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (pp. 1343-1348). CD ROM: IEEE Singapore.
    2002 Handley, D., Zhao, W., Zhang, W., Li, Q., & Lu, T. (2002). An experimental observation of uncoupling of multi-DOF PZT actuators in a compliant mechanism. In M. Er (Ed.), Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (pp. 1354-1358). CDROM: IEEE Singapore Section.
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    2002 Aker, M., Lu, T., & Li, Q. (2002). Weight optimisation of brush-type wound-field direct current motors. In Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, October 27-30, 2002, Vancouver, British Columbia (pp. 397-402). Vancouver, Canada: IEEE - Insititute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2015 Brinn, M., Zhao, S., Kumaratilake, J., Lu, T. -F., Freeman, B., Al-Sarawi, S., & Henneberg, M. (2015). Axon stretch growth of adult primary motor neurons. Poster session presented at the meeting of Abstracts of the 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry jointly with the 13th Meeting of the Asian-PacificSociety for Neurochemistry in conjunction with the 35th Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, as published in Journal of Neurochemistry. Cairns, AUSTRALIA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    DOI
    2014 Lu, T., & Le, H. (2014). Human-in-the-loop chemical plume tracking using robots – mapping while localizing source. Poster session presented at the meeting of Tokyo International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (TICEAS 2014). Tokyo.
  • Patents

    Year Citation
    2004 Lu, T., Handley, D., & Yong, Y. (2004). Pub. No.: WO/2006/050560, Parallel micromanipulator and control method. Australia.

Selected funding since 2006:

August 2021. Jerome Buhl and Tien-Fu LU (CI). A disruptive mobile roboticised tracking systems for pests and beneficial invertebrates. Agrifood and Wine FAME Strategy Internal Grant (UoA). Total: AUD$25,000

January 2020. Tien-Fu LU (CI, led by Prof Tat-Jun Chin). Ultra-fine Attitude Control via Event-based Star Tracking and Piezoelectric Stabilisation. CRC SmartSat, AUD$600,000

January 2020, Tien-Fu LU (CI, led by Prof Andy Lowe), Riverland Wine and Wine Australia, with support from UniSA and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA):  AUD$5 Million. https://www.adelaide.edu.au/newsroom/news/tag/vitivisor

August 2019, Tien-Fu LU (CI, led by Prof Peter Dowd), ARC Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources, AUD$12.5 Million.

November 2017, Tien-Fu LU, Research agreement, “Lower Body Exoskeleton Prototype for Rehabilitation Purpose for Adult Patient who Have Difficulties with Walking,” AUD$60,500

September 2017, Tien-Fu LU (CI, led by Prof Stephen Grano), AUD$ 4.1 Million, Department of State Development, PRIF RCP, Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing, https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news94962.html

October 2016, Tien-Fu LU (a team led by Prof Mark Jaksa), “Tekscan Pressure Mapping for Engineering Applications,” The Unviersity of Adelaide Research Infrastructure Scheme (Stream 1: Replacement New Equipment), AUD$145,000

October 2016, Mathias Baumert and Tien-Fu LU, “64 channel biopotential electrode patch,” ECMS Equipment/Infrastructure Funding, AUD$10,000

October 2016, Tien-Fu LU (a team led by A/Prof Paul Grimshaw), “Upgrade to 3D analysis system used in the sports engineering research laboratory,” ECMS Equipment/Infrastructure Funding, AUD$150,000

April 2016, Tien-Fu LU, et al, Project Support from RAA for “Lower Body Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation,” AUD$15,700

May 2015, Tien-Fu LU, et al, Research agreement with Land Division, DSTO for “Distributed operating systems and middleware aspects of the Robot Operating System (ROS),” $AUD9,592

2014 – 2015, Tien-Fu LU, AUD$8,000, Novita Children’s services for ‘The exoskeleton for gain rehabilitation”

2011 – 2012, Tien-Fu LU, AUD$98k, Enterprise Connect – Researcher in Business, Department of Innovation Industry, Science and Research, Australian Government, “Machine vision based vineyard post and cordon detection”

2009 – 2010, Tien-Fu LU, AUD$32.5k, strategic research funding for “Stockpile stacking/reclaiming simulation”, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide

2009 -  2010, Tien-Fu LU, AUD$20k, Institute of Minerals, Energy and Resources, University of Adelaide for the project titled “Reclaimer trajectory planning optimisation based on stockpile material flow, quality distribution and shape prediction”.

2009 – 2012, Tien-Fu LU, ARC (Australian Research Council) Linkage grant for the project titled  “The study and development of a 3D real- time stockpile management system” AUD$78,420 plus AUD$55,000 cash from industry partner LP0989780

2009 – 2010, Tien-Fu LU, Research agreement with Maritime Operation, DSTO for “Intelligent      operation of underwater robot,” $AUD20,000

2008 – 2010, Braden Philips (lead), Said Al-Sarawi and Tien-Fu Lu, AUD$307k SA Premier’s Science and Research Fund (PSRF) grant for Smart Sensors for Smart Packaging

2007 June, Tien-Fu LU, StateWeb Award in Excellence technology innovation, StateWeb Pty Led, SA, Australia $AUD10,000

2007 – 2008, Tien-Fu LU, Research agreement with Maritime Operation Division, DSTO for “Intelligent operation of underwater robot,” $AUD80,000

2006 – 2007, Tien-Fu LU, Research agreement with Maritime Operation, DSTO for “Further development of underwater robot,” $AUD25,000

2006 – 2007, Tien-Fu LU, Research contract with 3D Family Pty Ltd for “The development of a 5 DOF micro motion stage,” $AUD10,000

2006 – 2007, Tien-Fu LU, Research contract with WSD, DSTO for “Autonomous Patrol Robot for Perimeter Protection”, $AUD21,000 worth Quadbike and actuator and $25,000

Awards:

Web of Science high citation paper #2: dated 2018 July: Yong, Y., Lu, T. F., & Handley, D. (2008). Review of circular flexure hinge design equations and derivation of empirical formulations. Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology32(2), 63-70.

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)

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)

Robotics M (undergraduate and postgraduate) (continuing)

Electronics IIM (until 2015)

Mechatronics 1M (2016)

Sports Engineering I (2018 - now)

Sports Engineering II (2019 - now)

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor Ore Tracking Model from Uncertain Resource Model to Belt Sensors and Run-of-Mine Stockpiles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Juan Chen
    2019 Co-Supervisor Trajectory Planning and Control System for Hyper-redundant Manipulator in Semi-structured Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rami Ali Ghaleb Ahmed Al-Khulaidi
    2018 Principal Supervisor Ambient Vibration Energy Harvesting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yimin Fan
    2016 Principal Supervisor Investigations for the Development of a New Point Cloud Capture Range Sensor Suitable for Real Vineyards Pruning Scenario Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Di Gao
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Hazardous Chemical Source Localisation in Indoor Environments Using Plume-Tracing Methods Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Zeqi Li
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Modelling of Magnetic Fields of Permanent Magnets with Diametrical Magnetization Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Van Tai Nguyen
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Incorporation of the Influences of Kinematics Parameters and Joints Tilting for the Calibration of Serial Robotic Manipulators Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Dhavalkumar Arunbhai Patel
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Uniform-Electric-Field-Approximation Based Modelling of Longitudinal Piezoelectric Transducers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yangkun Zhang
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Identification and Location Derivation of Grapevine Features through Point Clouds Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Di Gao
    2010 - 2016 Principal Supervisor 3D Real-Time Stockpile Mapping and Modelling with Accurate Quality Calculation using Voxels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Shi Zhao
    2009 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Constructive Spiking Neural Networks for Simulations of Neuroplasticity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Toby Asher Lightheart
    2009 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Stockpile-Voxel Profile and Material Reclaiming Optimization Using Bucket Wheel Reclaimer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Maung Myo
    2009 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Hybrid Digital Control of Piezoelectric Actuators Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohsen Bazghaleh
    2008 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Odour Source Localisation Using Multiple Plume-Tracing Mobile Robots Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhenzhang Liu
    2007 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Indoor Environments Robot Localization by Employing 802.11 Wireless Network One Way Propagation Time Measurements Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Xinrui Wang
    2007 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Automatic Underwater Multiple Objects Detection and Tracking Using Sonar Imaging Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Dr Shi Zhao
    2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Modelling and Analysis of Wirelessly Interrogated SAW Based Micropumps for Drug Delivery Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Don Dissanayake
    2007 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Outdoor Navigation: Time-critical Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Mobile Robots Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohd Sani Mohamad Hashim
    2005 - 2010 Principal Supervisor A Study of Image Change Detection Methods for Multiple Images of the Same Scene Acquired by a Mobile Camera Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Guntur Tanjung
    2004 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Image Processing and Analysis for Autonomous Grapevine Pruning Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Miss Ming Gao
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Kinetostatic Modelling of Compliant Micro-motion Stages with Circular Flexure Hinges Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuen Yong
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor An Investigation into Insect Chemical Plume Tracking Using a Mobile Robot Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr David Harvey
    2003 - 2007 Principal Supervisor The Modelling and Optimal Design of a Three Degree-of-Freedom XYOz Micro-Motion Stage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Handley
    2002 - 2004 Principal Supervisor A Method for Concurrently Optimising The Weight and Response of Wound Field Direct Current Motors Master of Engineering Science Master Part Time Mr Mounzer ElAkar
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133556
  • Email: tien-fu.lu@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 08
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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