Loulin Huang

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Associate Professor - Mechanical & Production

Phone: 64-9-9219999 ext 6708

Email: loulin.huang@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT University
WZ Building, Level 3
34 St Paul Street
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

Postal Address:
Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


  • PhD, M.Eng, B.Eng

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • IEEE Member

Teaching Areas:

  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics 
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Mechanism
  • Engineering Computation

Research Areas:

  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics (mobile robots and robotic manipulators)
  • Dynamics and Control

Current Research Projects:

  • Dynamic modelling and control of flying robots (UAVs)
    Note: Two PhD students are needed to do research on UAV control and trajectory planning.  Financial support  will be provided for the students admitted.


Recent Books

L. Huang, Introduction to Rigid Body Mechanics for Multidisciplinary Engineering, Springer, New York, Dec 2011. ISBN 978-1-4614-0471-2.

Recent Publications
  • Lotfi, B., & Huang, L. (2016). An approach for velocity and position estimation through acceleration measurements. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 90, 242-249.
  • Huang, L. (2016). An approach for bicycles kinematic analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics. doi:10.1177/1464419316646652.
  • Nam, L. H., Huang, L., Li, X. J., & Xu, J. F. (2016). An Approach for Coverage Path Planning for UAVs. In Proceedings of  IEEE  14th  International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, Auckland,  22-24 April, 2016 (pp. 419-424).
  • Lotfi, B., Goharimanesh, M., & Huang, L. (2015). Modelling and Control of Quadrotor Maneuvers with Variations of Center of Gravity (COG). In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) (pp. 1570-1574). Busan, Korea.
  • Gao, S., & Huang, L. (2015). Software Development for the Management of CAD Drawings. Computer Aided  Drafting, Design and Manufacturing, 25(4), 39 -43.
  • Ashaat, S., Al-Jumaily, A. M., & Huang, L. (2015). Upper Airway Dynamic Characteristics-Comparative Study between Healthy Subjects and OSA Patients. In Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (pp. 1-6).
  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2015). Bio-Inspired Therapeutic Pet Robots: Review and Future Direction. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (pp. 1-5).
  • Lotfi, B., & Huang, L. (2014). A novel wave energy converter using the Stewart platform, Journal of Green Engineering. Journal of Green Engineering, 4, 33-48.
  • Chen, G., Huang, L., Chen, B., & Chang, J. -Y. (2014). Intelligent diagnosis of bolting system under uncertain/dynamic impact. Microsystem Technologies, 20, 1733-1737. doi:10.1007/s00542-014-2219-3.
  • Hart, N. H., & Huang, L. (2014). Monitoring populations of solitary bees using image processing techniques. International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 50(1/2), 45-50.
  •  Reader, D., & Huang, L. (2014). Development of a quadrotor with embedded Linux. In 2014 13th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics and Vision, ICAR,CV 2014 (pp. 1548-1553).
  • Huang, L., Sheng, G., & Chang, J. -Y. (2013). Adaptive flying height modulation control of hybrid active slider with thermal and piezoelectric actuators. Microsystem Technologies, 19, 1365-1368.
  •   Sheng, G., Huang, L., & Chang, J. -Y. (2013). Feedforward stability control of active slider in sub-nanometer spacing regime. Microsystem Technologies, 19, 1351-1355.
  •   Lofti, B., & Huang, L. (2013). A  novel wave energy wave energy converter using the Stewart platform. In 2013 International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (pp. 208-217). Ottawa, Canada.
  •   To, J., & Huang, L. (2013). Design and Analysis of a Flying Robot’s Structure and Propellers. In 20th Electronics New Zealand Conference (pp. 69-74). Auckland, New Zealand.
  •  Gao, S., Huang, L., & Han, B. (2013). Geometric Processing in Developing a Software Tool for NC Wire EDM. In The 2013 Asian Forum on Graphic Science (pp. 151-160). Dalian, China.
  • Moldovanu, A., & Huang, L. (2013). High speed road texture measurement using laser displacement sensors. IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), 3(PART 1), 530-533.
  •  Sheng, G., Huang, L., Xu, J., & Chang, J. Y. J. (2012). Probing and diagnosis of slider–disk interactions in nanometer clearance regime using artificial neural network. Microsystem Technologies, 18(9-10), 1255-1259.
  • S. Gao., Huang, L., & B. Han. (2012). Analysis and correction of the machining errors of small plastic helical gears by ball-end milling. Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing, 22(1), 61-65.
  •   Huang, L. (2012). Reduction of Flying Height Modulation of Hybrid Active Slider - a Nonlinear Control Approach. In The 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (pp. 808-811).
  •  Gao, S., & Huang, L. (2012). Software development for image profile extraction and its application in NC wire discharge machining. In 15th International conference on geometry and graphics (pp. 214-219).
  • Huang, L. (2012). Dynamic modelling of a bicycle in balance. In 19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (pp. 483-486).
  •   Hart, N., & Huang, L. (2012). Monitoring Solitary Bees using Image Processing Techniques. In 19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (pp. 1-4).
  •  Gao, S., Nakana, K., & Huang, L. (2012). An approach for ergonomic design of mouse wheel. Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing, 22(1), 66-70.
  •   Hart, N. H., & Huang, L. (2012). Counting Insects in Flight Using Image Processing Techniques. In 27th International Conference on Image and Vision Computing New Zealand (pp. 274-278). Dunedin, New Zealand.