Biography

Prof. Lam received his B.Eng. Degree with First Class Honors and Ph.D. Degree in the Department of Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Prof. Lam's research focuses on the areas of field robotics, human-machine interaction, and intelligent control. He has extensive experience in the development of robotic and automation systems, such as telepresence robot, unmanned sea surface vehicle, tree-climbing robot, four-wheel independent steering and driving vehicle, industrial 6-axis robotic arm system, rescue robot, home service robot, and teaching robot. Based on his research, he has been granted over 40 patents and featured in numerous popular media outlets including Reuters, Discovery Channel, Forbes, Wired, and IEEE Spectrum. He has published 2 monographs, 6 international journal papers, almost 30 international conference papers, and served as a session co-chair and reviewer for major international journals and conference proceedings in robotics and automation such as TRO, JFR, ICRA, and IROS. One of the journal papers was received an IEEE/ASME T-MECH Best Paper Award at 2011.


Academic Publications

Monographs:

1. Yangsheng Xu, Jingyu Yan, Huihuan Qian, and Tin Lun Lam, “Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design and Control: Intelligent Omnidirectional Hybrids”, McGraw-Hill, December 6, 2013.

2. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Tree Climbing Robots: Design, Kinematics and Motion Planning”, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Vol. 78, Springer-Verlag, March 2012.

Journals:

1. Ronghuai Qi, Amir Khajepour, William W Melek, Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu, “Design, Kinematics, and Control of a Multijoint Soft Inflatable Arm for Human-Safe Interaction”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 20 January 2017.

2. Wing Kwong Chung, Huihuan Qian, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Novel Design of Gaits on Space Station for Dynamic Disturbance Minimization”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, October 17, 2013.

3. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Motion Planning for Tree Climbing with Inchworm-like Robots”, Journal of Field Robotics, pp. 87-101, vol. 30, no. 1, January 2013. DOI: 10.1002/rob.21431.

4. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Biologically Inspired Tree-climbing Robot with Continuum Maneuvering Mechanism”, Journal of Field Robotics, pp. 843-860, vol. 29, no. 6, November 2012. DOI: 10.1002/rob.21414.

5. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Climbing Strategy for a Flexible Tree Climbing Robot - Treebot”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, pp. 1107-1117, vol. 27, no. 6, 2011.

6. Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian and Yangsheng Xu, “Omnidirectional Steering Interface and Control for a Four-Wheel Independent Steering Vehicle”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, pp. 329-338, vol. 15, no. 3, June 2010.

Conferences:

1. Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, Zhifeng Wang, Hongjie Chen, Yu Li, Yangsheng Xu, "System design and control of a sail-based autonomous surface vehicle", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Qingdao, China, pp. 1034-1039, December 3-7, 2016.

2. Wing Kwong Chung, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “A Natural Assisted Navigation Motion for Telepresence Robots”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bali, Indonesia, pp.2268-2273, December 5-10, 2014.

3. Wing Kwong Chung, Ning Cui, Xu Chen, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Optimized Methodologies for Augmented Reality Markers Based Localization”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 1811-1816, December 5-10, 2014.

4. Chuanyun Deng, Jie Lu, and Tin Lun Lam, “Real-time Vision-based Telepresence Robot Hand Control”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 463-468, December 5-10, 2014.

5. Yuanyuan Liu, Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian and Yangsheng Xu, “Design and Analysis of Gripper with Retractable Spine for Tree Climbing Robots”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, Hailar, Hulun Buir, China, pp. 350-355, July 26 - 29, 2014.

6. Ronghuai Qi, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Design and Implementation of a Low-Cost and Lightweight Inflatable Robot Finger”, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, Illinois, USA, pp. 28-33, September 14–18, 2014.

7. Yuanyuan Liu, Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Design and analysis of gripper with retractable spine for tree climbing robots”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, Hailar, China, pp. 350-355, July 28-30, 2014.

8. Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Longitudinal Wheel-slip Control for Four Wheel Independent Steering and Drive Vehicles”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, pp. 5280-5285, May 31 - June 5, 2014.

9. Ronghuai Qi, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Mechanical Design of Soft Inflatable Robot Arm for Human Safe - Robot Interaction”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, pp. 3490-3495, May 31 - June 5, 2014.

10. Ronghuai Qi, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Kinematic Modeling and Control of a Multi-joint Soft Inflatable Robot Arm with Cable-Driven Mechanism”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, pp. 4819-4824, May 31 - June 5, 2014.

11. Ronghuai Qi, Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “A Novel Precise Pick and Place Device for Robotic Manipulators”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Shenzhen, China, pp. 1858-1863, December 12-14, 2013.

12. Tin Lun Lam, Jingyu Yan, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Traction/Braking Force Distribution Algorithm for Omni-directional All-wheel-independent-drive Vehicles”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 738-743, May 6-10, 2013.

13. Yanbo Tao, Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “A Real-time Intelligent Shoe-keyboard for Computer Input”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Guangzhou, China, pp. 1488-1493, December 11-14, 2012.

14. Tin Lun Lam, Hoi Wut Yip, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Collision Avoidance of Industrial Robot Arms using an Invisible Sensitive Skin”, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, pp. 4542-4543, October 7-12, 2012.

15. Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Direct Yaw Moment Control for Four Wheel Independent Steering and Drive Vehicles based on Centripetal Force Detection”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, pp. 103-108, May 14-18, 2012.

16. Ronghuai Qi, Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Arc Tracking on an Eight-Axis Robot System”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Phuket Island, Thailand, pp. 678-683, December 7-11, 2011.

17. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Mechanical Design of a Tree Gripper for Miniature Tree-Climbing Robots”, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, California, USA, pp. 1487-1492, September 25-30, 2011.

18. Ronghuai Qi, Huihuan Qian, Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, Tao Zhang, Wei Zhu, Feng Zhang, and Jianxiong Liao, “A New Cartesian Cutting Robot with Laser Height Control System”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, Beijing, China, pp. 2153-2158, August 7-10, 2011.

19. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “A Flexible Tree Climbing Robot: Treebot – Design and Implementation”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, pp. 5849-5854, May 9-13, 2011.

20. Tin Lun Lam, and Yangsheng Xu, “Treebot: Autonomous Tree Climbing by Tactile Sensing”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, pp. 789-794, May 9-13, 2011.

21. Tin Lun Lam, Guoqing Xu, Huihuan Qian and Yangsheng Xu, “Linear-time Path and Motion Planning Algorithm for a Tree Climbing Robot – TreeBot”, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 4988-4994, October 18-22, 2010.

22. Huihuan Qian, Guoqing Xu, Jingyu Yan, Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu, and Kun Xu, “Energy Management for Four-Wheel Independent Driving Vehicle”, Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 5532-5537, October 18-22, 2010.

23. Tin Lun Lam, Yangsheng Xu and Guoqing Xu, “Traction Force Distribution on Omni-directional Four Wheel Independent Drive Electric Vehicle”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kobe, Japan, pp. 3724-3729, May 12-17, 2009.

24. Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, Yangsheng Xu and Guoqing Xu, “Omni-directional steer-by-wire interface for four-wheel independent steering vehicle”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kobe, Japan, pp. 1383-1388, May 12-17, 2009.

25. Tin Lun Lam, Huihuan Qian, and Yangsheng Xu, “Behavior-Based Steering Control for Four Wheel Independent Steering Vehicle”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 536-541, December 14-17, 2008.

26. Huihuan Qian, Tin Lun Lam, Weimin Li, Chenggang Xia, And Yangsheng Xu, “System and Design of an Omni-directional Vehicle”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 389-394, December 14-17, 2008.

27. Hung-kwan Chan, Weizhong Ye, Tin-lun Lam, Yongsheng Ou, and Yangsheng Xu, “Sensor system for a human-following robot”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Automation, Control, and Applications, Novosibirsk, Russia, pp. 350-355, 2005.