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

Qualifications:

  • 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:

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Paijens, A. F. M., Huang, L., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2019). Implementation and calibration of an odometry system for mobile robots, based on optical computer mouse sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 301. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2019.111731

  • Tun, T. T., Huang, L., Mohan, R. E., & Matthew, S. G. H. (2019). Four-wheel steering and driving mechanism for a reconfigurable floor cleaning robot. Automation in Construction, 106. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2019.03.017

  • Moldovanu, A., & Huang, L. (2018). Development of a Portable Circular Texture Meter for Road Texture Depth Measurement. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, 144(3). doi:10.1061/JPEODX.0000057

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Elara Mohan, R., Pathmakumar, T., Krageloh, C., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2018). Head Pose Detection for a Wearable Parrot-Inspired
    Robot Based on Deep Learning. Applied Sciences, 8(7). doi:10.3390/app8071081

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Mohan, R. E., Al-Jumaily, A. M., & Krägeloh, C. U. (2017). Robot-Assisted Therapy for Learning and Social Interaction of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.. Robotics, 6(1), 1-11. doi:10.3390/robotics6010004

  • Huang, L. (2017). A concise introduction to mechanics of rigid bodies: Multidisciplinary engineering. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319450407#aboutBook

  • Lotfi, B., & Huang, L. (2016). An approach for velocity and position estimation through acceleration measurements. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 90. doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2016.04.011

  • Huang, L. (2009). Velocity planning for a mobile robot to track a moving target - a potential field approach. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 57(1).

  • Huang, L., Ge, S. S., & Lee, T. H. (2006). Position/force control of uncertain constrained flexible joint robots. Mechatronics, 16(2).

Books

Journal articles

  • Nikpour, M., Huang, L., & Al-Jumaily, A. M. (2020). Stability and direction control of a two-wheeled robotic wheelchair through a movable mechanism. IEEE Access, 8, 45221-45230. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2976503

  • Al-Jumaily, A. M., Meshkinzar, A., Harris, P. D., & Huang, L. (2020). Acoustic radiation characteristics of piezoelectric shells with internal and external axial stepped-thickness configurations. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 302. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2019.111819

  • Krägeloh, C. U., Bharatharaj, J., Kutty, S. K. S., Nirmala, P. R., & Huang, L. (2019). Questionnaires to measure acceptability of social robots: A critical review. Robotics, 8(4). doi:10.3390/robotics8040088

  • Paijens, A. F. M., Huang, L., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2019). Implementation and calibration of an odometry system for mobile robots, based on optical computer mouse sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 301. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2019.111731

  • Tun, T. T., Huang, L., Mohan, R. E., & Matthew, S. G. H. (2019). Four-wheel steering and driving mechanism for a reconfigurable floor cleaning robot. Automation in Construction, 106. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2019.03.017

  • Moldovanu, A., & Huang, L. (2018). Development of a Portable Circular Texture Meter for Road Texture Depth Measurement. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements, 144(3). doi:10.1061/JPEODX.0000057

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Krageloh, C., Elara, M. R., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2018). Social engagement of children with autism spectrum disorder in
    interaction with a parrot-inspired therapeutic robot. Procedia Computer Science, 133. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2018.07.045

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Elara Mohan, R., Pathmakumar, T., Krageloh, C., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2018). Head Pose Detection for a Wearable Parrot-Inspired
    Robot Based on Deep Learning. Applied Sciences, 8(7). doi:10.3390/app8071081

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Al-Jumaily, A., Mohan, R. E., & Krageloh, C. (2017). Sociopsychological and physiological effects of a robot-assisted therapy for children with autism. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 14(5). doi:10.1177/1729881417736895

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Mohan, R. E., Al-Jumaily, A. M., & Krägeloh, C. U. (2017). Robot-Assisted Therapy for Learning and Social Interaction of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.. Robotics, 6(1), 1-11. doi:10.3390/robotics6010004

  • Huang, L. (2017). An approach for bicycle's kinematic analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, 231(1). doi:10.1177/1464419316646652

  • Lotfi, B., & Huang, L. (2016). An approach for velocity and position estimation through acceleration measurements. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, 90. doi:10.1016/j.measurement.2016.04.011

  • Gao, S., & Huang, L. (2015). Software Development for the Management of CAD Drawings. Computer Aided Drafting,Design and Manufacturing, 25(4). Retrieved from http://caod.oriprobe.com/

  • 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). doi:10.1504/IJCAT.2014.063907

  • Chen, G., Huang, L., Chen, L. B., & Chang, J. -Y. (2014). Intelligent diagnosis of bolting systems under uncertain/dynamic impact. Microsystem Technologies, 20. doi:10.1007/s00542-014-2219-3

  • Lotfi, B., & Huang, L. (2014). A novel wave energy converter using the Stewart platform. Journal of Green Engineering, 4(1). doi:10.13052/jge1904-4720.413

  • Sheng, G., Huang, L., & Chang, J. -Y. (2013). Feedforward stability control of active slider in sub-nanometer spacing regime. Microsystem Technologies, 19. doi:10.1007/s00542-013-1819-7

  • 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.

  • Gao, S., Nakana, K., & Huang, L. (2012). An approach for ergonomic design of mouse wheel. Computer Aided Drafting, Design and Manufacturing, 22(1). Retrieved from http://www.oriprobe.com/journals/caod_5014/2012_1.html

  • 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). Retrieved from http://www.oriprobe.com/journals/caod_5014/2012_1.html

  • Sheng, G., Huang, L., Xu, J., & Chang, J. -Y. (2012). Probing and diagnosis of slider–disk interactions in nanometer
    clearance regime using artificial neural network. Microsystem Technologies, 18(9-10). Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00542-012-1501-5

  • Gao, S., Nakasa, K., Nogi, K., & Huang, L. (2011). Analysis and Experiment on Incremental Forming Process for the Spiral Plate of Continuous Screw Conveyer. Journal of Computers, Materials & Continua, 22(1). Retrieved from http://www.techscience.com/doi/10.3970/cmc.2011.022.039.html

  • Sheng, G., Huang, L., Chang, J. -Y., He, J., & Duan, S. (2011). An approach for non-stationary and nonlinear vibration identification and control of active air-bearing slider system. Microsystem Technologies, 17(5-7).

  • Sun, C., Bronlund, J., Xu, W. L., Huang, L., & Morgenstern, M. P. (2010). A linkage chewing machine for food texture analysis. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 8(1/2/3/4). Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/

  • Torrance, J. D., Hutchings, S. C., Bronlund,, J. E., Huang, L., & Xu, W. L. (2010). Human jaw motion measurement, analysis
    and robotic reproduction. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 8(1/2/3/4). Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/

  • Huang, L. (2010). Direction and control adjustment for smooth motion of wheeled mobile robots. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 8(1/2/3/4). Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/

  • Huang, L., Xu, W. L., Torrance, J., & Bronlund, J. E. (2010). Design of a position and force control scheme for 6RSS parallel robots and its application in chewing robots. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 7(3).

  • Huang, L. (2009). Wall-following control of an infrared sensors guided wheeled mobile robot. International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 7(1). Retrieved from http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=35

  • Huang, L. (2009). Velocity planning for a mobile robot to track a moving target - a potential field approach. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 57(1).

  • Huang, L., Song, Q., & Kasabova, N. (2008). Evolving Connectionist System Based Role Allocation for Robotic Soccer. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 5(1). Retrieved from http://www.intechopen.com/

  • Huang, L., Ge, S. S., & Lee, T. H. (2006). Position/force control of uncertain constrained flexible joint robots. Mechatronics, 16(2).

Book chapters

  • Huang, L., & Zhou, J. (2011). An approach to improve real time speed estimation from encoder readings. In E. A. Martínez-García, & L. A. Torres-Méndez (Eds.), Autonomous Robots: Control, Sensing and Perception (pp. 140-150). Cuvillier Verlag.

Conference contributions

  • Nikpour, M., Huang, L., Mal-Jumaily, A., & Lotfi, B. (2018). Stability Control of Mobile Inverted Pendulum Through an Added Movable Mechanism. In Proceedings of the 2018 25th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP 2018. Stuttgart. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2018.8600909

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Krageloh, C., & Elara, M. R. (2017). Investigating the effects of robot-assisted therapy among children with autism spectrum disorder using biomarkers. In 2017 International Conference on Advanced Technologies in Design, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (ATDMAE). . doi:10.1088/1757-899X/234/1/012017

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Krageloh, C., & Elara, M. R. (2017). Effects of Adapted Model-Rival Method and parrot-inspired robot in improving learning and social interaction among children with autism. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings. Kollam. doi:10.1109/RAHA.2016.7931905

  • Huang, L., & Lotif, B. (2017). Experimental Study on the Curve Evolution Method for Noise Filtering in the Inertial State Estimation. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (pp. 95-98). Nagoya. Retrieved from http://www.iccar.org/iccar2017.html

  • Paijens, A. F. M., Huang, L., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2017). Mobile Robot Positioning System for Precision Manufacturing: The Laser Lighthouse Revisited. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (pp. 91-94). Nagoya.

  • Paijens, A. F. M., Huang, L., & Al-Jumaily, A. (2017). Analysis of sensor arrangements to localize mobile robots with one laser lighthouse. In Proceedings of the IEEE 2017 24th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (pp. 52-57). Auckland. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2017.8211469

  • Yang, W., & Huang, L. (2017). ANN based noise filtering and position estimation for inertial navigation systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE 2017 24th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (pp. 29-34). Auckland. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2017.8211441

  • Bharatharaj, J., Huang, L., Al-Jumaily, A. M., Krageloh, C., & Elara, M. R. (2016). Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effects of adapted model- rival Method and parrot-inspired robot on children with Autism. In The 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications(RAHA) (pp. 26-30). Kerala.

  • Huang, L., Huang, J., & Xu, J. (2016). On complexity and effectiveness of attitude controllers of quad-rotor UAVs. In 23rd International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (pp. 6 pages). Nanjing. doi:10.1109/M2VIP.2016.7827273

  • 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. .

  • 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). .

  • Gao, S., & Huang, L. (2015). Software Development for the Management of CAD Drawings. In 10th Asian Forum on Graphic Science (pp. 1-8). : Japan Society for Graphic Science.

  • Reader, D., & Huang, L. (2015). Development of a quadrotor with embedded Linux. In 2014 13th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2014 (pp. 1548-1553). Singapore: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. doi:10.1109/ICARCV.2014.7064546

  • Lotfi, B., Goharimanesh, M., & Huang, L. (2015). Modelling and control of quadrotor maneuvers with variations of center of gravity (COG). In AIM 2015: 2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (pp. 1570-1574). Busan: IEEE. Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/

  • Reader, D., & Huang, L. (2014). Development of a quadrotor with embedded Linux. In 13th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision. Singapore: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • 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.

  • Lofti, B., & Huang, L. (2013). A NOVEL WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER USING THE STEWART PLATFORM. In 2013 International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy (pp. 208-217). Ottawa.

  • Moldovanu, A., & Huang, L. (2013). High speed road texture measurement using laser scanning technique. In The 3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science (pp. 102-105). Chengdu.

  • Moldovanu, A., & Huang, L. (2013). High speed road texture measurement using laser displacement sensors. In IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) Vol. 46 (pp. 530-533). Chengdu: Elsevier. doi:10.3182/20130902-3-CN-3020.00037

  • 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. Retrieved from http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2425836

  • 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). . Retrieved from http://www.facultyconferences.auckland.ac.nz/

  • 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). . Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6265999

  • Huang, L. (2012). Dynamic modelling of a bicycle in balance. In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (pp. 483-486). Auckland.

  • Zhou, J., & Huang, L. (2011). Experimental study on sensor fusion to improve real time indoor localization of a mobile robot. In 5th International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (pp. 258-263). Qingdao.

  • Sheng, G., Huang, L., Xu, J., & Chang, J. Y. (2011). Probing and Diagnosis of Slider-disk Interactions in Nanometer Clearance Regime Using Artificial Neural Network. In 21th ASME International Conference on Information Storage and Processing Systems (ISPS’11) (pp. 173-175). Santa Clara, CA. Retrieved from http://asme-isps.yonsei.ac.kr/

  • Huang, L. (2011). An approach for robust control of a twin-rotor multiple input multiple output system. In 2011 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (pp. 4423-4428). Shanghai. Retrieved from http://robolab.cse.unsw.edu.au/conferences/ICRA-2011/data/papers/0008.pdf

  • Huang, L., & Tang, L. (2008). Dynamic target tracking control for a wheeled mobile robots constrained by limited inputs. In 17th World Congress The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) (pp. 3087-3091). Seoul. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.156.7694

  • Torrance, J., Hutchings, S., Bronlund, J. E., Huang, L., & Xu, W. L. (2008). Human jaw motion measurement, analysis, and robotic reproduction. In 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP'08 (pp. 291-298). Auckland.

  • Sun, C., Bronlund, J. E., Huang, L., Morgenstern, M. P., & Xu, W. L. (2008). A linkage chewing machine for food texture analysis. In 15th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, M2VIP'08 (pp. 299-304). Auckland.

  • Huang, L. (2007). A potential field approach for controlling a mobile robot to track a moving target. In 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, ISIC 2007. Part of IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control (pp. 65-70). .

  • Huang, L., Ge, S. S., & Lee, T. H. (2003). Speed control of differentially driven wheeled mobile robots: Model based adaptive control. In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Control and Automation, 2003. ICCA '03 (pp. 891-895). . Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/

Reports

  • Huang, L., Hosseini, H. G., Moldovanu, A., & Devan, K. (2013). Road Texture Depth (RTD) Monitor Development. Auckland University of Technology Research Project Report.